Changes between Version 4 and Version 5 of projects/crm_review


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Jun 6, 2008, 11:22:14 AM (12 years ago)
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Progressive Technology Project
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added draft definition of grassroots community organizing

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    11= The MFPL/Progressive Technology Project CRM review =
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    3 The [http://progressivetech.org Progressive Technology Project] is working with approximately (??) X organizations who are interested in developing more effective database software for managing their organizing activities. We are specifically working with grassroots organizing groups, defined as ...
     3The [http://progressivetech.org Progressive Technology Project] is working with approximately 7-10 organizations who are interested in developing more effective database software for managing their organizing activities. We are specifically working with grassroots community organizing groups.
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     5For the purposes of this project, grassroots “community organizing” is meant as the set of practices employed by groups who seek to change the power relationships that their members live within, with the goal of a more equal sharing of power and a voice in the policies and institutions that impact their lives.  Community organizing is geographic in nature, and concerns itself not with abstract identity groups spread across wide areas, but rather with people residing in specific geographic communities.  Community organizing groups are led by their members, and work with not for the membership.  As a result, these groups place a large degree of emphasis on working to build leadership skills of members so that they can more effectively run the organization itself as well as work to gain control of/exercise their power through institutions in their communities.
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    57A discussion of the project is happening in ticket #1062.