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.

Using Consensus Organizing in Other Professions

Using consensus organizing in other professions

In this chapter, you will Learn:

  • ♦ The concept of social marketing.
  • ♦ The six tendencies of human behavior.
  • ♦ Using consensus organizing to increase effectiveness in many different careers.

There are a very, very small number of you who might like the idea of actually becoming a paid community organizer. A much larger number of you will move on to become teachers, nurses, public health workers, social service administrators, city planners, child protective services workers, counselors, and members of other helping professionals. This chapter is designed to show you how consensus organizing is a skill that you can use to be even more effective in professions other than organizing. In other words, this chapter should be ...

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