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Resources By Phase - Organizing

This exercise is designed to help you have a conversation about how your community’s racial dynamics may be impacting your work as organizers. It will also help you to think about how to work...
This activity will help groups gain an understanding of different ways change can happen, and in particular how Everyday Democracy's dialogue process differs from other ways of creating change in a...
This activity can be used to identify the resources that will help your coalition organize a dialogue-to-change effort.
This handout will help you understand the importance of talking points and give you four simple steps for developing your own.
The purpose of this activity is to help coalition members identify their hopes and concerns for the project so that everyone can have a meaningful discussion about goals. The best time for this...
This discussion will help your group begin talking about a situation that is causing tension in our community or that presents a great opportunity. It will help you narrow down an issue that you...
If you have a message that you want to spread to members in your community, you'll be more effective and reach more people if you have a clear strategy. Use this worksheet to help guide your team in...
A comprehensive guide to help you develop a community-wide dialogue to change program from start to finish.
This guide is a summary of the lessons that Everyday Democracy staff learned in their work with communities that took part in Horizons, a program of the Northwest Area Foundation aimed at reducing...
Hands on guide for youth and adults, who are dedicated to finding ways for all kinds of people to engage in dialogue and problem solving on critical social and political issues.
Sometimes the way we view current events or interactions are based on our previous experiences. This activity will help the group get to know each other better and understand their histories.
As you approach a large community-change initiative, pay attention to racial dynamics. Consider the following examples. Talk about how you might prevent or correct these situations.
Use these worksheets to help your group design a strategy for reaching out and getting new volunteers and participants.
Listen to how Text, Talk Act, is taking the pain we have experienced around mental health and turning it into a healing process. The talk around mental health is personal, powerful, and raw, and...

Dialogue to Change

Our ultimate goal is to create positive community change that includes everyone, and we believe that our tools, advice, and resources will help foster that kind of change. Whether you’re grappling with a divisive community issue, or simply want to include residents’ voices in city government, Everyday Democracy's Dialogue-to-Change process can help community members take action and make their voice heard.