Here's a partial listing of what you might learn if you come to Organizing New York (March 22-24), in three tracks: online campaigning, civic engagement & grassroots fundraising.
"There are always elders at the top who say, "That's not important,' And that's where the left has beaten us, by giving smart people the space and trusting them to have success. It's a fundamentally anti-entrepreneurial model we've embraced."
We're very excited about the next big training conference. This is a skill sharing conference. We have three main subject areas: online organizing, advocacy and campaigning & grassroots fundraising.
The Occupy Wall Street movement, now in its second month, is a protest force of nature. Are digital strategists & online organizers finding a place? If you haven't already, this will help.
This is a great example of creativity at work in unions today, and as something that others might adapt and repeat as part of their own political efforts. Guest post from a leader of the Professional Staff Congress (PSC) a union representing workers at CUNY.
It's 5pm and I just finished setting up my table at Zuccotti Park. I've got flyers covering different kinds of communication skills, a collection of reference books, my laptop, [...]