The first new form of community organizing since Saul Alinsky, this book connects the poor to the rest of society. Written in a logical, teachable, and pragmatic style, Consensus Organizing: Building Communities of Mutual Self Interest is a model of social change for the 21st century. Through real examples, author Mike Eichler illustrates how anyone can practice consensus organizing and help the poor, forgotten, and disempowered.

Developing Young Organizers

Developing young organizers

In this chapter, you will Learn:

  • ♦ How to transfer trust.
  • ♦ Innovation and practicality in program design.
  • ♦ The importance of protective influences.
  • ♦ Incorporating consensus organizing into young lives.

As the consensus organizing model began to take shape and started to attract more national interest, I realized it was necessary to train more consensus organizers. Without more practitioners, the method would gradually fade into the sunset and be slowly forgotten over time. Like most new ideas, it makes sense to test it with young people, so they can take the original idea and hone it, shape it, refine it, and expand it, adding their own insights and applications in an ever-changing world. I felt that consensus organizing would become a more marketable ...

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