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Best Practices & Lessons Learned
© 2014 Rey Ty
Serve
the
People!
THE WORLD TODAYCommunity Development
Follow
Your Heart
Follow Your
Passion
State
Social
Movement
Civil
Society
Power
Elite
Popular
Educators
Grassroots
Social
Action
1
Advocacy
2
Development
Advocacy &
Development
Work
Social
Action
1
Legal
2
Semi-
Legal
3
Illegal
1. Power relations
between you &
the community.
Do not be the
know-all & do-all
person.
2. You cannot
solve all the
problems in the
world. Choose a
cause & focus your
energies.
Work in
coalitions.
3. Network
with like-
minded
groups.
4. Don’t impose project on
communities based on your
own “expert” knowledge.
Rather, engage in grassroots
self-empowerment.
5. Empower the
poorest of the
poor with the
greatest need.
6. Let the
community come
up with their own
needs
assessment.
7. Work with
grassroots
leaders.
8. Develop
second-liner
leaders.
9. Community
members &
leaders are most
important, not
you!
10. Empower the
community by making
sure they have the
necessary skills for
their advocacy &
development work.
11. As an outsider,
you need to earn the
trust of the community
members.
12. There are so many
different ways to
bring about change.
13. Have
a Plan B,
C, D, etc.
© 2008 Rey Ty’s Notes
14. Have an Appreciation
Day to celebrate the work
of employees &
volunteers.
No to
Opportunism
No to
Economism
Assess Your
Personal Safety
Concerns.
Talk is
cheap!
Engage in
concrete work
that benefits
the grassroots.
Serve the
People!
Dialectically
reflect on
your actions
Talk with
the people,
not to the
people.
Learn
from
the
People!
Advocacy &
Development
Work
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  1. 1. Best Practices & Lessons Learned © 2014 Rey Ty Serve the People! THE WORLD TODAYCommunity Development
  2. 2. Follow Your Heart
  3. 3. Follow Your Passion
  4. 4. State Social Movement Civil Society
  5. 5. Power Elite Popular Educators Grassroots
  6. 6. Social Action 1 Advocacy 2 Development
  7. 7. Advocacy & Development Work
  8. 8. Social Action 1 Legal 2 Semi- Legal 3 Illegal
  9. 9. 1. Power relations between you & the community. Do not be the know-all & do-all person.
  10. 10. 2. You cannot solve all the problems in the world. Choose a cause & focus your energies.
  11. 11. Work in coalitions. 3. Network with like- minded groups.
  12. 12. 4. Don’t impose project on communities based on your own “expert” knowledge. Rather, engage in grassroots self-empowerment.
  13. 13. 5. Empower the poorest of the poor with the greatest need.
  14. 14. 6. Let the community come up with their own needs assessment.
  15. 15. 7. Work with grassroots leaders.
  16. 16. 8. Develop second-liner leaders.
  17. 17. 9. Community members & leaders are most important, not you!
  18. 18. 10. Empower the community by making sure they have the necessary skills for their advocacy & development work.
  19. 19. 11. As an outsider, you need to earn the trust of the community members.
  20. 20. 12. There are so many different ways to bring about change.
  21. 21. 13. Have a Plan B, C, D, etc.
  22. 22. © 2008 Rey Ty’s Notes 14. Have an Appreciation Day to celebrate the work of employees & volunteers.
  23. 23. No to Opportunism
  24. 24. No to Economism
  25. 25. Assess Your Personal Safety Concerns.
  26. 26. Talk is cheap!
  27. 27. Engage in concrete work that benefits the grassroots.
  28. 28. Serve the People!
  29. 29. Dialectically reflect on your actions
  30. 30. Talk with the people, not to the people.
  31. 31. Learn from the People!
  32. 32. Advocacy & Development Work

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