Preface: Why We Believe in Organizing and Building Power.
Introduction: The Power of Participation.
The Story of Community Voices Heard.
PART ONE: BUILDING COMMUNITY POWER.
1. Taking It On: Starting to Build Power.
2. Powering Up.
PART TWO: BUILDING A BASE FOR POWER.
3. Recruiting Constituents for Collective Action.
4. Involving Members in Building Their Own Organization.
5. Developing Leaders from All Walks of Life.
6. Uploading Technology.
PART THREE: DEVELOPING AND RUNNING CAMPAIGNS.
7. Identifying the Right Issue.
8. Researching the Politics of an Issue.
9. Developing a Winning Strategy.
10. Planning a Comprehensive Campaign.
11. Implementing an Effective Campaign.
12. Running Kick-A** Actions!
13. Evaluating a Campaign from Beginning to End.
PART FOUR: BUILDING A MOVEMENT.
14. Forging Partnerships for Power.
15. Moving from Self-Interest to Social Change.
Conclusion: Putting Your Principles into Practice.
RESOURCES: SUPPORTING THE WORK OF ORGANIZING.
A. Organizing Lingo.
B. Raising Money for Organizing.
C. Power in the Voting Booth: Electoral Organizing.
D. Training Tips.
E. Approaches to Addressing Community Problems.
F. Creating a Legal Community Power-Building Organization.
G. For More Information.
H. The Phases and Steps of a Campaign: An Annotated Case Example.
" It is well-organized and easy to use." (CharityVillage.com, 10/29/2007)
"…it is refreshing to see a book that focuses downward- at the community level- and outward- at social movements." (Nonprofit Online News, 09/05/2007)
"The authors offer a guide to involving and organizing others -- especially the most marginalized members of society -- in a social-justice movement. Throughout the book are examples of meeting agendas, campaign plans, surveys to determine the key issues that are important to local residents, lists of desired qualities in community-organizing leaders, and other resources that can serve as templates." --Chronicle of Philanthropy, January 10, 2008