Why Developing Your Grassroots Matters

Tom Baker reviews Hahrie Han’s book ‘How Organizations Develop Activists’: “Han hits the sweet spot on the challenges faced by anyone who works with local chapters or groups. The characterization of groups categorized into 3 types—Lone Wolves, Activists and Organizer—rings true for anyone who’s been involved in working with local groups… For many it is easy to see activism and organizing as the same, but as Jim Coe points out in his review of the book, the ‘two strategic models are in fact based on radically different philosophies and approaches’.