The Organizers' Forum

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The Organizers' Forum, founded in 2000 is a group with the mission of strengthening grassroots organizations by increasing capacity and stability of their democratic structures, to link organizing networks, and to improve on the skills and strategies employed by both community and labor organizers.[1]

About the Forum

The Organizers' Forum is committed solely to the practice and work of organizing and was born with the notion that there was a need for a forum and a place for organizers to come together to share and reflect on their work. The forum seeks to train organizers to enable their own organizations to grow stronger. On their website they state,

"The success of community and labor organizations is contingent on effective and stable organizers who are also connected to a wider vision that aids the organization in collaborating and developing working alliances with other organizing efforts."

The Organizers' Forum hosts twice yearly Organizer Dialogues, bringing together experienced constituency-based organizers to look honestly and critically at our work, learn new skills and approaches, and be challenged by organizers who are doing exceptional or innovative organizing. To date, there have been 14 Dialogues attended by hundreds of both community and labor organizers from both the USA and Canada.[1]

Mission

The mission of the Organizers' Forum is:

"To strengthen grassroots organizations by increasing capacity and stability of these democratic structures, to link organizing networks, and to improve on the skills and strategies employed by both community and labor organizers."[1]

Personnel

Board of Directors

The following were on the Board of Directors as at Jan. 28, 2010:[2]

Staff & Other Personnel

The following were staff or other personnel as at Jan. 28, 2010:[2][3]

References