On: Political Opinion


Don’t Get Stuck in the Muck!
Six Common Pitfalls of Emerging Alliances

Article originally posted on Let’s Talk: At the Heart of Movement Building.

Close your eyes and imagine the worst collaborative meeting ever.

You know, the one that feels like a big dysfunctional family? The one where everyone’s worried because funding’s on the line, where the organizers and services people don’t trust each other, where the small scrappy groups feel the well established organizations are getting all the shine, where no one actually believes anything collaborative is going to get done?

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Movement Lie #4:
Parenting Makes You Less Effective

Article originally posted on Let’s Talk: At the Heart of Movement Building, February 2014.

Becoming a parent is a doozy for anyone. And it plays out in specific ways for folks who have made their life about progressive social change. Consciously or not, most of us have fallen prey to one of the biggest movement lies around: the belief that parenting makes it hard to be an effective activist.

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Growing Wings:
Evolving Out Of the Non Profit Industrial Complex

Evolving Out of the Non Profit Industrial Complex


Organizing Upgrade:
Field Report

25th October

Occupy Encampments Broadening into a Movement of the 99%