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.
Chapter 8: Forming Partnerships
In this chapter, you will Learn:
- ♦ The consensus organizer's definition of partnership.
- ♦ Six specific steps for forming partnerships.
- ♦ The proper roles of partners.
- ♦ How to “flip” an issue.
Talk about a buzzword! Partnerships. This word is so overused and overworked that it's almost to the point where it has lost all meaning. Want to buy a new car? Form a partnership with Chevy. Want to make more money? Form a partnership with an on-line program to start a business. Fall in love? Move in with your partner. It's almost as if any human interaction you have in your life is now referred to as a partnership. Any word that broadens to that degree can lose most of its meaning. For our purposes, we ...