Playbook for Progressives 16 Qualities of the Successful Organizer

ISBN-10: 080704735X

ISBN-13: 9780807047354

Edition: 2011

Authors: Eric Mann

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An organizing manifesto for the twenty-first century, this comprehensive guide is a must-have for the activist's toolkit. For decades, Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicalshas been acknowledged as the leading book in the field of organizing. But Playbook for Progressivesproposes a more fundamental and long-term challenge, while articulating pragmatically what is required in the often mystifying and rarely explained on-the-ground practice of an organizer. Here, Eric Mann distills the lessons learned from his forty-five years as an organizer--from the Congress of Racial Equality and Students for a Democratic Society to the United Auto Workers and Los Angeles-based Labor/Community Strategy Center, where he's currently the director--as well as from other organizers within the civil rights, labor, LGBT, economic justice, and environmental movements.
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Book details

List price: $23.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publication date: 8/9/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 232
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.660
Language: English

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The Job Description 12
Roles of the Successful Organizer
The Foot Soldier
The Evangelist
The Recruiter
The Group Builder
The Strategist
The Tactician
The Communicator
The Political Educator
The Agitator
The Fund-Raiser
The Comrade and Confidante
The Cadre
The Qualities 16
Qualities of the Successful Organizer
Joins an Organization Based on Agreement with Its Strategy and Tactics
Builds a Base and Never Walks Alone
Sings with the Choir but Finds Her Own Voice
A Good Listener: Keeps an Ear to the Ground
A Good Investigator: Seeks Truth from Facts
Tribune of the People: Fights for All the Oppressed
Generosity of Spirit: Takes Good Care of Others
Self-Sustaining: Takes Good Care of Himself
Completes the Circle: From Start to Finish
Tactically Agile: Masters the Decision of the Moment
A Strong Class Stand: Which Side Are You On?
The Organizer as Expert: Science in Service to the People
Courageous and Militant: On the Front Lines of the Battle
A Strong Work Ethic: First to Arrive, Last to Leave
Relentless: Won't Take No for an Answer
Fights to Win: Leading the Great Campaign
Conclusion: The Time for Transformative Organizing Is Now!
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