Community organizing

Actionable information and resources for creating change at the most local level.

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Messaging This Moment: Mobilizing Our Base and Persuading the Middle on Policing, Protest and Racial Injustice

This guide offers high level suggestions for activating the broadest possible range of support for desired policy solutions, inoculating against our opposition’s narrative, and contending with the understandable despondency we cannot risk from the base.

ASO Communications, Race Class Narrative Action

Protesting Police Violence: A RACE-CLASS MESSAGING GUIDE

This messaging guide is written for progressive advocates and the advice is consistent with our values. That said, the messages presented here are framed to appeal to a broad spectrum of people. They reflect lessons learned in our Race-Class Narrative Project, as well as in focus groups among Latinos taking place in May and June of 2020.

Ian Haney López

Disrupting White Dominant Culture

Reflection questions for white people working for racial justice.

MP Associates

Mutual Aid 101: Toolkit

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and organizer Mariame Kaba’s response to COVID-19 based in community building and resource sharing.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez & Mariame Kaba

The Standing United Project

The project explained by the founder Jenae Butler.

The Standing United Project

People’s Action

A multiracial, multigenerational, working-class coalition. People’s Action and People’s Action Institute were founded in 2016 to ignite a movement of millions that captures the rising demand for change in our society.

People's Action


Color Of Change

Color Of Change designs campaigns powerful enough to end practices that unfairly hold Black people back, & champion solutions that move us all forward.

Color Of Change


Midwest Academy

The Midwest Academy is a leading national training institute for the progressive movement for social justice.

Midwest Academy


re:power is a team of organizers, strategists, and technologists dedicated to building transformative political power.



The Center for Popular Democracy

The Center for Popular Democracy works to create equity, opportunity and a dynamic democracy in partnership with high-impact base-building organizations, organizing alliances, and progressive unions.

The Center for Popular Democracy


Leadership, Organizing and Action: Leading Change (Online)

Explore this online program designed by community organizer Marshall Ganz to help you learn how to organize communities for change.

Harvard Kennedy School


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