Resource Format: How-To Guides

Posted on 6/11/20

If ever there was a moment for cultural strategy -- it’s now. A global pandemic has magnified the flaws of our capitalist system, but, also, the power art and culture to uplift, disrupt and build community. The Center for Cultural Power offers #NoGoingBack: A COVID-19 Cultural Strategy Activation Guide for Artists and Activists to meet the moment.  

Posted on 6/24/19

Designed with organizers and advocates in mind, this guide gives you the tools you need to get started campaigning to bring PB to your community.

Posted on 6/7/19

It’s time to put the power back in the hands of those that own our rural electric cooperatives–the member-owners.

Posted on 8/25/17

This document describes the activities needed to develop a worker cooperative, based on the Center for Family Life's 4 stages of development.

Posted on 7/10/17

How can ordinary community members begin catalyzing a local conversation around building a stronger, more equitable local economy?  How can you leverage volunteer power, public resources, and in-kind sponsorships to convene a community wealth building summit? In this new whitepaper from the Democracy Collaborative's Community Wealth Innovators Series, Justine Porter maps out how she and her grassroots team pulled this kind of powerful event together in Poughkeepsie, New York—and highlights the lessons learned so that you can benefit from their experience in planning your own community wealth building summit in your community.

Posted on 7/7/17

This toolkit is a do-it-yourself tool for those who want to kick-start effective global-to-local action in their community or within an existing group. The toolkit uses the award-winning documentary film The Economics of Happiness as a springboard to discuss the broad impacts of the global economy and localization as a strategy for systemic change.

Posted on 7/7/17

The PMA methodology is not the property of any single organization, person, or group. This Organizing Handbook is designed for organizers, educators, activists, and community members who want to use the Peoples Movement Assembly methodology to build power in their community, on their frontline struggle, and in our social movements.