What Happens When Communities Organize?

Summary

CDP provided research support for this report by the New York Foundation, which explores types of strategies different kinds of organizing groups used to achieve wins and lasting change. Drawing from in-depth interviews with 38 established and start-up community organizing groups, the report found that wins and accomplishments fell across a wide spectrum; groups used multiple, sophisticated strategies to achieve policy wins and accomplishments; and that each win or accomplishment had its own distinctive and instructive story with a strong human element.

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