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

Author: Joan Minieri; Paul Getsos
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2008.
Series: Chardon Press series.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : English : 1st ed
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[This book] 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. [In the book, the authors] 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  Read more...
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Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Joan Minieri; Paul Getsos
OCLC Number: 272425872
Notes: Originally published: San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass, ©2007.
Description: 1 audio disc : digital mono ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Why we believe in organizing and building power --
Introduction: Power of participation --
Story of community voices heard --
Building community power: Taking it on, starting to build power; Powering up --
Building a base for power: Recruiting constituents for collective action; Involving members in building their own organization; Developing leaders from all walks of life; Uploading technology --
Developing and running campaigns: 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 --
Building a movement: Forging partnerships for power; Moving from self-interest to social change, movement building --
Conclusion: Putting your principles into practice --
Resources, supporting the work of organizing: Organizing lingo; Raising money for organizing; Power in the voting booth, electoral organizing; Training tips; Approaches to addressing community power-building organization; For more information; Phases and steps of a campaign, an annotated case example.
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.

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"if you're looking for a practical how-to guide to building community power without a lot of excursions into the ins and outs of fundraising, Tools is just the ticket." (Philanthropy News Digest, Read more...

 
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