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Organizing Tools

Articles by IAF Organizers

"From Woodrow Ave. to Woodrow Ave.: The Path of an Organizer and a Jewish Community" by Ari Lipman **
"Obama's Chicago Tactics" by Michael Gecan Boston Review
"The COLA conundrum: Social Security payment doesn't really reflect inflation" by Mike Gecan and Eric Kingson Read in the NY Daily News
"The Future of Freedom" by Michael Gecan Australian Broadcast Company
"The grand canyon: Our leaders can't fix the economy because they live in opposing fantasy lands" by Michael Gecan Read in the NY Daily News
"The Triangle" by Michael Gecan Boston Review

Books on Organizing

"After America's Mid-life Crisis" by Michael Gecan Buy on Amazon
"Engaging Citizens to Ensure Our Democracy" by Neil Jameson and Sebastian Chapleau **
"Reveille for Radicals" by Saul Alinsky Buy on Amazon
"Roots for Radicals" by Edward Chambers Buy on Amazon
"Rules for Radicals" by Saul Alinsky Buy on Amazon
Going Public by Michael Gecan Buy on Amazon

Core Teams

Core team briefing sheet **

Evaluation

How to evaluate an action **

House Meetings

House meeting briefing **
House meeting training slide show **

Leadership

Levels of Leadership Grid**

Organizer Development

IAF Organizer Fundraising Matrix
Organizer Development Chart

Organizing Articles

"Six Degrees of Lois Weisberg" by Malcolm Gladwell **
"Small Change: Why the Revolution Will Not Be Tweeted" by Malcolm Gladwell **
On the Importance of Being Unprincipled
Organizational Democracy Overview

Relational Meetings

Advanced Individual Meeting Tips for Organizers **
Advanced Relational Meeting training slide show **
Individual Meeting Overview
Relational Meeting training slide show **
Relational Meetings briefing **
Sample relational meeting training agenda **
Spanish language individual meeting briefing **

Relational Power

Relational Power training slide show **
Three Sectors diagram **

Self Interest

Self Interest training slide show **

Storytelling

Storytelling workshop **

Training Materials

Overview of organizing universals **