Organizing the Syrian-American Community.July 24, 2011            National Alliance for Syria (NAFS)                      ...
Agenda         Framework for Collective Action                   Our Role                    Goals                  Object...
The Situation                                        Over 15,000            Regime tries to breed         Thousands maimed...
Our Role in the US   Provide Syrians-Americans     with a framework for       collective action                           ...
Three Key Goals        1                       2                     3   Mobilize the                  Raise Awareness    ...
Objectives to Achieve Goals               1                                2                              3  Mobilize the ...
What Can We Do Locally?
Organize Your Local Community             Focus local efforts to mobilize the           community, raise awareness, and cr...
Local Tactics to Achieve Objectives         Focus local efforts to mobilize the community, raise                   awarene...
What Can We Do Nationally?
Organizing Nationally           Coordinate, Cooperate and Communicate                        www.AllianceForSyria.org   11
National Approach to Achieve Objectives           Coordinate, Cooperate and Communicate               Local Representation...
In Conclusion…          Define your personal role…          …everyone has a role to playTake this framework back to your l...
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Organizing the Community

  1. 1. Organizing the Syrian-American Community.July 24, 2011 National Alliance for Syria (NAFS) www.AllianceForSyria.org
  2. 2. Agenda Framework for Collective Action Our Role Goals Objectives Local National Conclusion www.AllianceForSyria.org 2
  3. 3. The Situation Over 15,000 Regime tries to breed Thousands maimed arrested, torture sectarian divisions & and killed widespread responses The regime treats Syria like its colony The people demand the regime must go. The Opposition is No foreign No Dialogue building momentum Intervention There is only one way forward. The revolution must succeed. www.AllianceForSyria.org 3
  4. 4. Our Role in the US Provide Syrians-Americans with a framework for collective action To support the creation and development of a Connect the efforts of all democratic Syria… individuals, organizations and networks working Why? …free from sectarian towards a free and privileges, a nation to democratic Syria represent the people, equally Act as a mouthpiece for the democratic aspirations of those within Syria www.AllianceForSyria.org 4
  5. 5. Three Key Goals 1 2 3 Mobilize the Raise Awareness Create Influence Community www.AllianceForSyria.org 5
  6. 6. Objectives to Achieve Goals 1 2 3 Mobilize the Community Raise Awareness Create Influence  Activate the Syrian  Ensure the topic of Syria  Pressure elected officials community across is top of mind through to act segments media and marketing  Political support  Ensure all have  State of affairs  Isolate regime opportunity to  Demands  Non-intervention contribute  Future Vision  Aid to refugees  Ensure all feel part of future  Fundraise to support action  Connect to the broader Arab community  Ensure alignment w/ revolutions  Ensure cooperation w/ broad-based orgs www.AllianceForSyria.org 6
  7. 7. What Can We Do Locally?
  8. 8. Organize Your Local Community Focus local efforts to mobilize the community, raise awareness, and create influence www.AllianceForSyria.org 8
  9. 9. Local Tactics to Achieve Objectives Focus local efforts to mobilize the community, raise awareness, and create influence Content Development & Activities Media Outreach Distribution  Education/ Cultural  Social Media  Interviews  Sit-ins/ Vigils  Media  Op-Eds  Protests  Marketing  Contact development Elected Official Engagement and Fundraising Engagement Partnerships  Syrian Segments  Institution building  Congress  Arab Community  Charitable giving  Local officials  Allies  Local & National  Communicate Policy www.AllianceForSyria.org 9
  10. 10. What Can We Do Nationally?
  11. 11. Organizing Nationally Coordinate, Cooperate and Communicate www.AllianceForSyria.org 11
  12. 12. National Approach to Achieve Objectives Coordinate, Cooperate and Communicate Local Representation National Coordination  Ensure your local  Support developments network has a seat at the and act as one voice national table across country Best Practice Fundraising  Share knowledge across  Pool resources for efforts charitable aid, staff,  Reverse “brain drain” expertise www.AllianceForSyria.org 12
  13. 13. In Conclusion… Define your personal role… …everyone has a role to playTake this framework back to your local network, organization, communityEvery action should fall within goals & objectives To support the creation and development of a democratic Syria… …free from sectarian privileges, a nation to represent the people, equally www.AllianceForSyria.org 13

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