Margaret Mead said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” Building a powerful team is key to successfully organizing your community. There are reasons why groups come together and fall apart, and things you can do to maintain and build them. Learn how to identify problems within your group and solutions to fix those problems. We will also discuss models of decision making, group building and recruitment, and help to maintain a leadership team.
- Shaina Kasper is Toxics Action Center’s Vermont and New Hampshire Community Organizer. She grew up in Vermont, went to school in New Mexico and Minnesota. She completed the JOIN for Justice Jewish organizing fellowship in Boston with Progressive Massachusetts working on economic justice and good governance issues, and as a Regional Field Director on the Raise Up Massachusetts Campaign. At Toxics Action Center, Shaina works out of the Montpelier office to assist local community groups to clean up hazardous waste sites, and promote clean water, safe energy, and zero waste.