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Tools for radical democracy : how to organize for power in your community

Author: Joan Minieri; Paul Getsos
Publisher: San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, ©2007.
Series: Chardon Press series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Tools for Radical Democracy is an essential resource for grassroots organizers and leaders, students of activism and advocacy, and anyone trying to increase the civic participation of ordinary people. Authors Joan Minieri and Paul Getsos share stories and tools from their nationally recognized and award-winning work of building a community-led organization, training community leaders, and conducting campaigns that  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Minieri, Joan, 1962-
Tools for radical democracy.
San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, ©2007
(OCoLC)607204068
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joan Minieri; Paul Getsos
ISBN: 9780787979096 0787979090
OCLC Number: 133465475
Description: xxxiv, 438 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Taking it on : starting to build power --
Powering up --
Recruiting constituents for collective action --
Involving members in building their own organization --
Developing leaders from all walks of life --
Uploading technology --
Identifying the right issue --
Researching the politics of an issue --
Developing a winning strategy --
Planning a comprehensive campaign --
Implementing an effective campaign --
Running kick-a** actions! --
Evaluating a campaign from beginning to end --
Forging partnerships for power --
Moving from self-interest to social change : movement building --
Conclusion: Putting your principles into practice.
Series Title: Chardon Press series.
Responsibility: Joan Minieri, Paul Getsos ; foreword by Peter Edelman.
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Tools for Radical Democracy is an essential resource for grassroots organizers and leaders, students of activism and advocacy, and anyone trying to increase the civic participation of ordinary people. Authors Joan Minieri and Paul Getsos share stories and tools from their nationally recognized and award-winning work of building a community-led organization, training community leaders, and conducting campaigns that changed public policy and delivered concrete results to tens of thousands of people. This how-to manual includes: in-depth analysis of how to launch and win a campaign; tools and guidelines for training people to lead their own campaigns and organizations; and insights for using technology effectively, building more powerful alliances, and engaging in the social justice movement.

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