Lisa Colton, President, Darim Online; Lianna Levine Reisner, Partner for Change
November 19, 2013
We're pumped up and anxious to build connected congregations---but wait....how? Community organizing is a field known for its commitment to relationships, grassroots leadership, and long-term engagement. In this webinar, Connected Congregations coach Lianna Levine Reisner introduces us to the next generation of organizing by contrasting traditional community organizing with the emerging field of network organizing. We'll explore new metaphors, concepts, and case studies and unearth core principles and take-home ideas that will help your teams begin to use new organizing strategies in your home congregations.
Join us to explore:
-How can we become more responsive to our members and understand their needs?
-What can we do to help each and every person feel welcome and valued?
-How can we cut through divisive politics to make meetings inspiring and action-oriented, prompting a greater engagement and collaboration among members and staff?
- How can we reframe the roles of staff and lay leaders to encourage greater connectivity and relationship-building?
- How can we use organizing principles to think differently about "programs"?
Lianna Levine Reisner builds resonant organizations through her practice, Partner for Change (partnerforchange.net). As a former network organizer and fundraiser for IMPACT Silver Spring, Lianna helped this community-based organization hone its philosophy and on-the-ground strategies for activating networks across lines of racial and socioeconomic diversity