Organizing Tools

Articles by IAF Organizers

"Faith, Charity and Justice" by Ernesto Cortes, Jr. The American Prospect
"From Woodrow Ave. to Woodrow Ave.: The Path of an Organizer and a Jewish Community" by Ari Lipman Article for Reconstructionist Magazine by Ari Lipman.
"Habits of Democracy" by Ernesto Cortes, Jr. Texas Observer
"Justice at the Gates of the City: A Model of Shared Prosperity" by Ernesto Cortes, Jr. Back to Shared Prosperity
"Metis and the Metrics of Success" by Ernesto Cortes, Jr. I Used to Think... And Now I Think
"Obama's Chicago Tactics" by Michael Gecan Boston Review
"On the Power of Education and Community Action" by Ernesto Cortes, Jr. Latinos and the Nation's Future
"Quality Education as a Civil Right: Reflections" by Ernesto Cortes, Jr. Quality Education as a Constitutional Right
"Reweaving the Social Fabric" by Ernesto Cortes, Jr. Boston Review
"The COLA conundrum: Social Security payment doesn't really reflect inflation" by Mike Gecan and Eric Kingson NY Daily News
"The Future of Freedom" by Michael Gecan Australian Broadcast Company
"The grand canyon: Our leaders can't fix the economy because they live in opposing fantasy lands" by Michael Gecan NY Daily News
"The Triangle" by Michael Gecan Boston Review
"Toward a Democratic Culture" by Ernesto Cortes, Jr. Kettering Review
"Training and Immigration in the Real World" by Ernesto Cortes Human Resource Economics & Public Policy

Books on Organizing

"After America's Mid-life Crisis" by Michael Gecan Buy on Amazon
"Blessed Are the Organized" by Jeffrey Stout Publisher Info
"Community Organizing for Urban School Reform" by Dennis Shirley Publisher Info
"Engaging Citizens to Ensure Our Democracy" by Neil Jameson and Sebastian Chapleau Order Form
"Reveille for Radicals" by Saul Alinsky Buy on Amazon
"Roots for Radicals" by Edward Chambers Buy on Amazon
"Rules for Radicals" by Saul Alinsky Buy on Amazon
"Valley Interfaith and School Reform" by Dennis Shirley Publisher Info
Going Public by Michael Gecan Buy on Amazon

Videos

Ernie Cortes on Relational Meetings Link to Video Tutorial