Face-to-face connections improve our organizing effectiveness!

Grassroots organizing is all about bringing people together to set goals, devise strategies, and plan strategically smart activities to accomplish those goals.  Our interactions with other people are crucial to our success!

But nowadays many people think electronic communications (e-mails, Facebook, etc.) can suffice.  They can NOT take the place of connecting face-to-face with other people and building trusting relationships.

I wrote this one-page article to encourage us to more and better face-to-face interactions so we can build stronger grassroots movements for the issues we care about:

Face-to-Face Organizing Would Help Us Accomplish More — and Enjoy it More




About GlenAnderson 1515 Articles
Since the late 1960s Glen Anderson has devoted his life to working as a volunteer for peace, nonviolence, social justice, and progressive political issues. He has worked through many existing organizations and started several. Over the years he has worked especially for such wide-ranging goals as making peace with Vietnam, eliminating nuclear weapons, converting from a military economy to a peacetime economy, abolishing the death penalty, promoting nonviolence at all levels throughout society, and helping people organize and strategize for grassroots movements to solve many kinds of problems. He writes, speaks, and conducts training workshops on a wide variety of topics. Since 1987 he has produced and hosted a one-hour cable TV interview program on many kinds of issues. Since 2017 he has blogged at https://parallaxperspectives.org He lives in Lacey near Olympia WA. You can reach him at (360) 491-9093 glen@parallaxperspectives.org