principles of community organizing

Apply to Principles of Community Organizing

WORC’s Principles of Community Organizing training develops the skills of leaders and staff to build powerful organizations and launch winning issue campaigns. The hands-on workshop covers the basics of leadership, fundraising, organizational development, and community organizing.

Principles of Community Organizing

July 22 – 25, 2020

Billings, MT

“Just a few days after returning from the workshop, I had the opportunity to do my first large-donor ask. The result was a $750 donation to Dakota Rural Action.

Because of my experience at this workshop, I feel I will be able to continue my fundraising work for DRA with this same level of comfort and confidence.”

   – Wyatt Urlacher, member

These workshops cover the range of skills and topics for community organizers and leaders of grassroots community organizations.

  • Why we organize
  • Roles of leaders and staff
  • Membership recruitment
  • Developing an issue campaign
  • Planning and taking actions
  • Healthy organizations
  • Leadership development
  • Building strong relationships
  • Working with the media
  • Running good meetings
  • Grassroots fundraising

To make these workshops lively, effective and participatory, trainers use small group activities, videos, role-plays, and open discussion.

Each participant receives a copy of Applying the Principles of Community Organizing, a practical notebook of support materials.

Fee is $100 for eligible members of WORC’s member groups and $500 for non-members.

WORC Network members & staff applications

Please contact the staff director of your WORC member group to make sure you have the director’s support to apply and that you qualify for the reduced tuition.

Once you have received the staff director’s approval to apply, complete the application and submit it, along with a brief explanation of why you want to participate.

WORC will notify you once your application has been approved. Once approved, the fee is $100.