Community Organizing

“Community organizing focuses on bringing power to a community and empowers communities to create change.”
-Brian Kettering, Center for Popular Democracy

Community organizing involves a lot of moving parts. To be successful, it’s important to prepare for success and to monitor and learn from evaluations (informal and formal) of what strategies and activities have and have not worked for groups. These resources are designed to help.

Resources 

RECO: Core Components of Community Organizing Evaluation

Through our research, seven key components of organizing emerged across different styles and approaches.


PowerCheck

For assessing community organizing capacity.


PowerCheck Quick

A short version of PowerCheck. We are still beta testing this tool, so please provide suggestions or comments after using it by emailing us at [email protected].


Opportunities

We are currently hiring an Advocacy Evaluation Manager who will use their understanding of advocacy and of organizational capacity building to maintain and grow Bolder Advocacy’s national leadership in educating and providing capacity assessment and other tools for nonprofits, funders, and evaluators to help them measure and strengthen organizational advocacy and community organizing. To learn more about this position, click here.