Yesterday, Ben and I stood up with tens of other Lewiston residents against racist signs that were posted against him in his campaign for mayor. The events of the last 48 hours have given me great pause to reflect on the necessity of the work I do here with Up With Community, and the value and love I feel for all the partners that walk this road with me. I wanted to share Ben’s words from the rally last night -
Several years ago, Patrick Banks – a friend from the League of Young Voters – shared this song with me as one of his favorite protest songs. I’ve adopted it as a song that always gets my organizer mojo going when I need an early morning boost, so I wanted to share! Banner credit – Karen creative commons attribution license
I had some time last week to begin uploading more tools, tips and lists – enjoy! If you have additional resources, lists or tools to share, please submit them today and I’ll post (with attribution if you’d like).
Those of you familiar with the good ole Midwest Academy Chart have probably seen the power of its strategic planning clarity in action. In reflecting on the good, the bad, and the ugly of implementation of the Midwest Academy Chart, I came upon a trend in challenges that keep organizations and coalitions from implementing their new strategies: in naming big new goals and tactics, they miss the step of investing in ch