Organizing. A Guide for Grassroots Leaders


Grassroots organizing is people-oriented work that involves holding meetings, talking with a wide range of individuals and groups, and operating in collective settings with multiple agendas while maintaining a commitment to the democratic process. Grassroots organizers must develop skills in creating and working with coalitions, understand the political process and how to affect power structures, be able to confront sexism and racism, and develop skills in fundraising.

In this book, US organizer Si Kahn identifies the knowledge and skills needed to become a successful grassroots organizer. He presents this material in a manner that is equally useful to both professional and lay people, and he writes with the wisdom of one who has been successful in doing that about which he writes.

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