Community Organizing 101 Resource List
Downloadable resources for community groups.
The hours following the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States has left many of us feeling speechless, helpless, and utterly overwhelmed. But as Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama said in their post-election comments, liberals, Democrats and independents must keep fighting, especially after January 20, when the government will by controlled by a party that has made pulling back the progress of the last eight years, including affordable healthcare, a priority for the nation.
Clinton in particular, in her concession speech, advised community organizers to fight for “what’s right:” Noting that she believes “we are stronger together and we will go forward together. And you should never, ever regret fighting for that. You know, scripture tells us, ‘Let us not grow weary of doing good, for in good season we shall reap.’ My friends, let us have faith in each other, let us not grow weary and lose heart, for there are more seasons to come and there is more work to do.”
An easy way to take action right now is to learn more, get involved, and donate your money and your time to progressive organizations. The first step is to organize locally, statewide, and on the national level. Below you’ll find a list of tools meant to assist both new and seasoned activists to become grassroots community organizers.
- 1 Community organizing 101
- 2 How To Make Meetings Work in a Culturally Diverse Group
- 3 Avoiding Group Problems
- 4 Stages of Group Development
- 5 Code of Conduct For Community Groups
- 6 Code of Ethics for Antiracist White Allies
- 7 Organizing GROW Strategy Chart
- 8 Checklist for Choosing Issues
- 9 Organizing and Movement Building
- 10 Training for Racial Equity and Inclusion
- 11 Organizing for Action Guide
- 12 Jemez Principles for Democratic Organizing
Check back on this page for additional resources in the coming weeks and months; we will keep adding them. If additional tools not found here are working for you and regional groups, please share them by email.