In a year when countless political campaigns are “staffing up”, recruiting volunteers, and raising money, Central Texas Interfaith is doing the same, but with a different focus: aggressively building a broad and diverse collective of 500 leaders. Over the next 7 months, CTI will attempt to double its base of core leaders at its congregations, schools, unions, and social service organizations to fight for families and the issues affecting them: affordable housing, workforce development, living wages, local control, immigration, safe neighborhoods, and healthcare. Simply put, the goal of our “500 LEADERS CAMPAIGN” is to build the largest non-partisan, broad-based political organization in Central Texas. Full story here.
This blog is an attempt to convince community leaders and organizers that writing can be another tool in their power toolbox. It offers examples and suggestions on how to write both artfully and effectively. I have been a publisher for over thirty years and a community leader and organizer for almost fifty years, so the combination of these two topics is a natural for me, as in this piece.
Democratic Faith, led by Frank C. Pierson, Jr. and ACTA Publications, led by Gregory F. Augustine Pierce, are teaming up to encourage Industrial Areas Foundation network (IAF) writing and communications. We share a conviction that writing, publishing and broadly communicating stories by and about IAF leaders, organizers and allies is of vital importance right now. To that end we call your attention to a series of community organizing booklets published by ACTA that are premier learning resources for anyone interested in building and/or supporting citizen organizing.
Pierce and Pierson have decades of experience as professional IAF organizers dating back to the early 1970’s. We have renewed our relationship based on a shared commitment to add value to IAF organizing.
When you purchase books on the ACTA website and use coupon code DEMFAITH at final checkout, you will receive a 10% discount on your order, and ACTA Publications will donate 20% of your order total to Dem Faith and the IAF.
How to Raise Money for Community Organizing
By Robert Connolly
Imminent Release for this organizational game changer: How to raise money for community organizing by Bob Connolly
Specific, practical, tested: Advice on fundraising