• About the Book

    Building Powerful Community Organizations:

    A Personal Guide to Creating Groups That Can Solve Problems and Change the World

    By Michael Jacoby Brown
    Long Haul Press

    A guidebook for people who want to make a difference in the world and know they can’t do it alone. This new book, with stories, personal exercises and lessons learned, provides detailed information to help you build a new group or strengthen an old one to solve problems in your community, workplace or the world.

    It includes details about how to:

    • Take specific steps to build an effective group from the start
    • Revitalize an existing group
    • Tap into the special resources and talents of your particular community or group
    • Recruit participants and keep them active – so that all the work does not fall on your shoulders
    • Inspire others to take on tasks and responsibility
    • Structure the group so that it runs the way you want it to
    • Foster members’ passion for the cause
    • Run meetings that engage your members and achieve your goals
    • Raise money to keep the work going
    • Plan and carry out effective actions to win improvements in the real world
    • Reflect and learn from your actions to build a powerful group for the long haul
    • Build a sense of caring and community within your organization