I’ve written about the book Building Powerful Community Organizations before, but I’m very happy to have a reason to do so again: I finally got to meet its author in person. Michael Jacoby Brown has been a community organizer for decades; he has recruited and trained hundreds of volunteers that have fought for fire fighters, school teachers, and people who just want a fair deal. Now in his seventies, he’s still going strong, and still full of practical, actionable advice on how to make change happen. If you haven’t already read BPCO, you should; if you have, and you found it useful, please share it with anyone you know who wants a better world but isn’t sure where to start.

Building Powerful Community Organizations