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.

Consensus Organizing Strategies and Tactics

Consensus organizing strategies and tactics

In this chapter, you will Learn:

  • ♦ Ordinary people can create change.
  • ♦ Steps to implement strategy.
  • ♦ Measuring potential self-interest of multiple partners.
  • ♦ How to pursue opportunities and judge their chances for success.

By now you might be saying, “Great, I just bring people together, and no matter how different they are they will work side by side, achieve spectacular results, and everyone will live happily ever after.” Well, of course there is a little more to it than that. It requires someone with strategic ability to make it happen and guess who that is? You! You are going to learn how to do everything we have talked about: If you don't have much confidence, let me remind you ...

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