- Mark Parker is a community organiser in the London Borough of Southwark. I am just setting out on the journey toward becoming an effective organiser and this is a place for me to reflect on the experience and what I am learning. I hope you will join in and offer your thoughts, so that we can turn my comments and ideas into a conversation.
Monthly Archives: January 2012
Saul Alinsky was born on 30 January 1909, 103 years ago this week. He was born into the maelstrom that was Chicago to an Orthodox Jewish couple émigré from Russia, Benjamin and Sarah. He grew up precocious and often involved … Continue reading
This week has been a hard one, full of knocks. In any community-related work, you need to be ready to face up to changes in fortune and to recognising when your own skills are not yet adequate for the task. … Continue reading
In a strange way, community organising is both about organisations and not about organisations! On the one hand, the famous definition of community organising is the 3O’s: Organisers Organise Organisations – in other words, the focus of organisers is the … Continue reading