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Building Powerful Community Organizations: A Personal Guide to Creating Groups that Can Solve Problems and Change the World

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Intended for individuals who want to start, strengthen, or revitalize a group to address a community issue, this indispensable guide includes a series of practical steps that help build a successful community orgranization and offers sample cases that more clearly illustrate each step. In addition to addressing common problems that are often encountered, the book also disc ...more
Paperback, 424 pages
Published September 28th 2007 by Long Haul Press (first published January 15th 2006)
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Jenette Sturges
Feb 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Grounded and useful in day to day organizing

I am a community organizer in Illinois that kind of fell into the work of improving parent engagement in Latino and low income neighborhood schools. This is my wife's Kindle. Though many of the lessons found herein were already known to me, in an abstract sense, others were not. This book helped me to see where the gaps lay in my knowledge by providing a broad overview of organizing while also delving into the specifics necessary in building and using
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Some good info - must pick around the author's insertions
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