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Explores how helping professionals effectively work in the community.


Community Organization: Theory and Practice provides readers with the theories, tools and strategies needed to organize effective, participatory change efforts in communities. Readers will learn how these theories inform and can help direct the type of organizing that will work best for a specific community based on its personality, needs, and resources. Community Organization is designed as both a textbook and a reference guide for professionals in the helping field.


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Table of contents

In this Section:

I) Brief Table of Contents

II) Detailed Table of Contents

 


I) Brief Table of Contents

 

Chapter 1. Defining Community

Chapter 2. Communities as Systems

Chapter 3. Living and Working in Communities

Chapter 4. Varieties of Community Organizing

Chapter 5. The Community Organizing Cycle

Chapter 6. Building an Effective Leadership Team

Chapter 7. Participatory Research

Chapter 8. Planning and Implementation

Chapter 9. Management and Evaluation

Chapter 10. Organizational Structure, Budgeting, and Funding

Chapter 11. Power and Empowerment

Chapter 12. Navigating the Political Labyrinth

Chapter 13. Value Systems and Ethics

Chapter 14. Community Organizing with Web-Based Tools

Chapter 15. Organizations that Support Community Organizing 

 


II) Detailed Table of Contents

 

Chapter 1. Defining Community

Introduction

Case Study 1: The Smithville Neighborhood

Case Study 2: The Town of Middle View

Variations on the Theme

 

Chapter 2. Communities as Systems

Systems Thinking

Analyzing Community Systems

Kaleidoscopic Community Systems

Bringing People Together

 

Chapter 3. Living and Working in Communities

Building Your Internal Picture of the Focal Community

Getting Acquainted with the Focal System

Learning the “Rules”

“Fitting In” to Community Life

Using Theories of Social Integration

Integration into Community Life

 

Chapter 4. Varieties of Community Organizing

Place-based and Relational Organizing

Social Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation

Economic Mutual Aid

Self-help Groups

Community-based Advocacy

Social Movements

Collaborations

Mixing and Matching

 

Chapter 5. The Community Organizing Cycle

The Organizing Cycle as a WholeFocus on Leadership

Focus on Participatory Research

Focus on Planning

Focus on Implementation

Focus on Management

Focus on Evaluation

 

Chapter 6. Building an Effective Leadership Team

Recruiting a Leadership Team

The Evolving Leadership Team: The Form, Storm, Norm, Perform, and Adjourn Cycle

Leadership Teams as Living Systems

Facilitating Effective Community Leadership Teams

Interactional Processes

Power in Leadership Teams

Roles Team Members Play

 

Chapter 7. Participatory Research

Connected Knowing: The “Engine” of Participatory Research

Data Gathering and Consolidation of Information

Analytical Frameworks

The Asset-based Approach

The Problem-centered Approach

Gap Analysis

Sustainability Analysis

 

Chapter 8. Planning and Implementation

Four Types of Planning

TraditionalRelationalAdvocacyParticipatoryThe Planning Questions

Assessing the Situation

Implementation: Defining the Next Steps

Mixing and Phasing the Implementation Strategies

Training and Pilot Projects

 

Chapter 9. Management and Evaluation

Five Types of Management

Bureaucratic ManagementRelationship Based ManagementDistributed ManagementParticipatory ManagementContingency ManagementEvaluation

Formative Evaluation PlansContinuous Quality ImprovementThe Management Information SystemSummative EvaluationsEvaluation for the Varieties of Community OrganizingOrganizingSummary

 

Chapter 10. Organizational Structure, Budgeting, and Funding

Organizational Structures

Advocacy for Effective ActionInformal AssociationsAdoption by an Exisiting OrganizationFormal OrganizationsFor Benefit or B CorporationsNonprofit Organizations: 501c3Churches and Integrated AuxilliariesFoundations and Giving CirclesPolitical OrganizationsOrganizing Internationally: Non-government Organizations (NGOs)

Budgeting Basics

Guiding the Budgeting Process

Expenditure Budgeting

Zero-based Budgeting

Income Budgeting and Funding

Budget Management throughout the Year

Accountability and Audits

Cash Flow Problems

Ethical Budget Management

 

Chapter 11. Power and Empowerment

Two Ways of Discerning Power

Power as an Individual Attribute

Power as an Attribute of Certain Classes or Categories of People

Power as a Product of Interaction

Power and Authority

How Others Perceive Your Power

Power within the Varieties of Community Organizing

Empowerment: Increasing the Power of Individuals and Communities

Maximizing Your Own and Others’ Individual Power

Organizational Empowerment

Community Empowerment

Forces against Community Empowerment

 

Chapter 12. Navigating the Political Labyrinth

Why We Have Governments

Three Views of the Role of Government

Political Negotiations

Six Dimensions of Public Policy

A Real World Example

Playing the Political Game

How to Play the Political Game with Politicians

Playing the “Policy Game” with Bureaucrats

 

Chapter 13. Value Systems and Ethics

Quality of Life Values

Competing Value Systems: Modernism and the Quality of Life

Ethical Viewpoints

Professional Ethical Standards and Codes of Ethics

 

Chapter 14. Community Organizing with Web-Based Tools

The Impact of the Internet and Social Networking on Community Organizing

Horizontal Community Organizing

Connectivism and Community Organizing

Strengths of Using the Web for Community Organizing

Weaknesses, Dangers, and Threats of the Internet or to the Internet

 

Chapter 15. Organizations that Support Community Organizing

The Community Development Model

The Social Action Model

””Volunteer Efforts and Movements

Faith Communities Working for and Modeling Social Change

Service Organizations

 

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Appendix A Details of Participatory Research Strategies

Appendix B Expanded Coverage of Budgeting and Fund-raising

Notes

 

 

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