Community Organizing 101 is a deep dive into the basics of grassroots organizing, political campaigns, and moderated dialogue. The easiest part of grassroots organizing is finding others who stand for the cause you do. We’ll show you how to turn that passion into action and action into real results by using the concept of Theory of Change to help you develop and prioritize actions in your community.
During the presentation, we will break out into groups for a hands-on experience putting what you have learned into practice. The instructor will guide you and provide constructive feedback to assure you have the foundation for creating the political outcome you want.
**SPACE IS LIMITED**
*Doors open at 6:30 PM, workshop starts at 7:00 PM sharp – If you’re late, you may not be able to join a group when we start. Please arrive before 7:00 to get settled and network with fellow attendees. Refunds will not be provided to those who are late and cannot participate.*
This workshop is highly interactive so in addition to learning new skills and strategies, you will also have an opportunity to network with inspiring, like-minded people!
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
- How to organize groups of people and creating political outcomes
- How to effectively dialogue with people to join your cause
- Strategies for connecting with elected officials
WHO THIS WORKSHOP IS FOR
- People who have participated in Politics 101
- Volunteers working on a political campaign
- New organizers
- Experienced organizers that want to redefine their strategy
Benjamin Yee was a fundraiser and Digital Director for Barack Obama in 2008. He later worked for the NY State Senate’s CIO’s office and good government think tank Reinvent Albany. Politically, Ben has served at every level of the Young Democrats, including VP of the Young Democrats of America. Ben is the founder of ShiftSpark, an online tool for Citizen Lobbying. He is also Secretary of the NY County Democratic Party and State Committeeman for NY’s 66th Assembly District.
The Centre for Social Innovation is a home for nonprofits and social entrepreneurs in New York City. They’re building a movement of passionate people committed to a better world. Learn more at https://nyc.socialinnovation.org/.
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