Stacey Abrams and LaTosha Brown sure shook a lot of folks up. They followed Organizing 101: go to the people to get them to the polls, listen, make sure they understand the issues, be patient, be helpful and keep at it. Stacey went to Black churches and organized the women. She focused on three core […]
We Know What We Want, But How Do We Get There? Vision without action is “just pretend,” as a young activist told me. A vision works only if we create a plan for how to accomplish it – a road map to get to our goal. Because we know the place we’re moving toward, we […]
The Biden/Harris administration has a lot going on. Dealing with the pandemic, the economy, climate change, infrastructure, cybersecurity, immigration, a $15 minimum wage….exactly what we call dealing with “complex change.” There are some lessons I hope they have learned that we teach in leadership training. Are you prepared to manage change? Too often, real change […]
Diversity is Intentional
In times of economic turmoil, organizers and activists rarely have the time to think about how to take advantage of the opportunities before us and build on our organization’s strengths.
It is with great hope that I write today. Hope for a better tomorrow and for a better future. Because of the work I do I get the privilege of seeing huge wins and changes happening when people join together and follow their vision toward big transformations. We need to continue to focus on the […]