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Playbook for progressives : 16 qualities of the successful organizer

Author: Eric Mann
Publisher: Boston : Beacon Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Guide articulates what is required in the on-the-ground practice of organizing. Distills lessons learned from over forty years as an organizer, includes ideas from other organizers within the civil rights, labor, LGBT, economic justice, and environmental movements. From publisher description.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Mann
ISBN: 9780807047354 080704735X
OCLC Number: 664668704
Description: xxi, 207 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Pt. 1. The job description: 12 roles of the successful organizer. The foot soldier --
The evangelist --
The recruiter --
The group builder --
The strategist --
The tactician --
The communicator --
The political educator --
The agitator --
The fund-raiser --
The comrade and confidante --
The cadre. Pt. 2. The qualities: 16 qualities of the successful organizer. Joins an organization based on agreement with its strategy and tactics --
Builds a base and never walks alone --
Sings with the choir but finds her own voice --
A good listener: keeps an ear to the ground --
A good investigator: seeks truth from facts --
Tribune of the people: fights for all the oppressed --
Generosity of spirit: takes good care of others --
Self-sustaining: takes good care of himself --
Completes the circle: from start to finish --
Tactically agile: masters the decision of the moment --
A strong class stand: which side are you on? --
The organizer as expert: science in service to the people --
Courageous and militant: on the front lines of the battle --
A strong work ethic: first to arrive, last to leave --
Relentless: won't take no for an answer --
Fights to win: leading the great campaign.
Responsibility: Eric Mann.

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Guide articulates what is required in the on-the-ground practice of organizing. Distills lessons learned from over forty years as an organizer, includes ideas from other organizers within the civil rights, labor, LGBT, economic justice, and environmental movements. From publisher description.

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