The author distills his 30 years of community organizing experience into this "how-to" book for building (or strengthening) community organizations such as tenants associations or environmental justice advocacy groups. He provides advice on mission development, member recruitment, organizational structure, leadership development, meeting facilitation, finances, and organizational learning. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Intended for individuals who want to start, strengthen, or revitalize a group to address a community issue, this indispensable guide includes a series of practical steps that help build a successful community orgranization and offers sample cases that more clearly illustrate each step. In addition to addressing common problems that are often encountered, the book also discusses how to run engaging meetings, recruit and motivate community members, raise necessary funds, and turn a passion into a powerful tool for social change.