Grassroots Community Organizing Fundamentals For Beginners
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Grassroots Community Organizing Fundamentals For Beginners

Learn key strategies for becoming a powerful grassroots organizer for social change in your own community.
3.5 (16 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,218 students enrolled
Created by Dem Labs
Last updated 4/2017
English
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 8 mins on-demand video
  • 3 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • You'll learn how to structure and tell your own personal story in a way that's compelling and engaging, allowing you to be an effective organizer.
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Requirements
  • This is a course for true beginners, so no knowledge is needed before starting. However, it's meant for people who are ready to start organizing, so you should be ready to learn and have time set aside to make progress through the course!
Description

Making meaningful change in your community isn't easy, and it's often difficult to know where to start. In this course, you'll learn fundamental techniques that form the core of effective grassroots organizing. It's designed for those new to organizing who are eager to get started, and serves as a great refresh for those already politically active. All lessons are developed in close conjunction with progressive organizations like Organizing for Action. 

The initial lesson focuses on telling your personal story. A compelling personal narrative is a powerful tool for organizing that helps you quickly connect with anyone--from potential volunteers to elected leaders--in a meaningful way. This story is structured into four parts - the challenge, the choice, the outcome, and the ask - and in this course we'll break down that framework, walk you through several examples, and give you tips for maximum impact. Then, you'll write your own story, practice and get feedback, and polish it into an engaging narrative. 

Other lessons currently in development include:

  • How to ask questions at a Town Hall meeting
  • Speaking with confidence for those running for office for the first time

So if you're ready to get active, sign up today!

Who is the target audience?
  • People who want to learn how to organize their communities for change.
  • Beginning organizers who want to feel more confident sharing their personal story with others.
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Curriculum For This Course
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Overview of the course
1 Lecture 00:24
Introduction
00:24
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Telling your personal story
9 Lectures 08:56

The framework for telling your personal story include four main parts:

  • The challenge
  • The choice
  • The outcome
  • The ask
The Framework
01:06

Exercise: Watch Obama's Speech
00:06

Karla's Story
03:17

Mera's Story
02:25

Time to outline your own story.

Outline Your Story
00:20

An exercise to help you outline your own story. 

Exercise: Outline Your Story
00:39

Writing your Story
00:18

Getting Feedback
00:37

Congrats!
00:07
About the Instructor
Dem Labs
3.5 Average rating
16 Reviews
1,218 Students
1 Course
An organization supporting progressive causes

DemLabs is an organization seeking to support progressive candidates and organizations with the technical, legal, and creative resources they need to win. For this course, DemLabs has partnered with several leading progressive organizations to create online training so anyone, anywhere can learn to be an effective activist or political organizer.