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Resources For Community Organizers

by Rachel L. West, MSW, LMSW
Advocacy & Community Outreach Consultant

This is a list of online resources related to Community Organizing that I have accumulated.  If you have one to add to the list let me know in the comments section.

NFG:  They offer a community organizers tool box that is well worth a look.

The Neighborhood Funders Group is a membership association of grant making institutions.  Our mission is to strengthen the capacity of organized philanthropy to understand and support community-based efforts to organize and improve the economic and social fabric of low-income urban neighborhoods and rural communities.  We provide information, learning opportunities, and other professional development activities to our national membership, and encourage the support of policies and practices that advance economic and social justice.

The Community Tool Box:  This resource was created by the University of Kansas.

The Elusive Craft of Evaluating Advocacy: This is an excellent article on problems of trying to evaluate the effectiveness of advocacy.  Well worth the read

Understanding 501(c)(3) Election Rules: Includes info on nonprofit voter engagement.

The Association For Community Organization and Social Administration:

ACOSA is a membership organization for community organizers, activists, nonprofit administrators, community builders, policy practitioners, students and educators. ACOSA will keep you informed of the latest innovations in community and administrative practice as well as provide you with a variety of opportunities for networking and professional advancement.

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Posted by Rachel L. West

In addition to being the founder of The Political Social Worker blog, I am a consultant. My consulting practice offers advocacy and community outreach solutions to nonprofits, social good organizations, and private practitioners. Additionally, I offer career coaching to macro social work students and professionals.

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