The Mobilizer’s Workbook is the second edition of the powerful youth organizing resource (formerly Mobilizer’s Guidebook) originally released in 2005. Inspired and influenced by the incredible work of Millennial leaders across the country, the Mobilizer’s Workbook captures successes, mistakes and the key advice that transformed big ideas into big action.
Here’s how it works:
- Check out the 10-step mobilizing guide. Our new workbook guides users from identifying a cause to creating a sustainable movement with shared leadership. You can walk through all 10 steps – or jump around!
- Enhance your mobilizin’ by joining the community. The Workbook is so much more than just an online resource – it’s a community of Millennial collaborators. You can now share resources, upload attachments, learn best practices and connect with other Millennial change makers – this community functions just like your favorite social media platforms, including:
- Read stories from social thought leaders and Millennial leaders across the nation. The big wigs making change in the social sector and some incredible Millennials on a Mission share their insight, advice and how failure can become success.
Now let’s get Mobilizin’!
On July 4, 2007 Mobilize.org launched the Democracy 2.0 Campaign, a project to call attention to the ways that our democratic process and institutions were both serving and failing to serve the interests of people in our country, specifically members of the Millennial Generation. These failures, as well as proposed solutions werecondensed in a document called the Democracy 2.0 Declaration. This Declaration is aliving document, chronicling the barriers to meaningful and long-lasting engagement facing our generation, written by our generation. It reads: “We, the Millennial Generation, are uniquely positioned to call attention to today’s issues and shape the future based on the great legacy we have inherited. We realize that as young people we areexpectedto be the leaders of tomorrow, but we understand that as citizens we are called to be the leaders of today.
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