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PART I: OVERVIEW * What is Community Organizing? * What isn’t Community Organizing? * PART II: HISTORY AND THEORY * The History of Community Organizing in America * Saul Alinsky’s Model of Organizing * Campaign versus Community Organizing:_ Storytelling in Obama’s 2008 Presidential Campaign * PART III: CASE STUDIES * The Industrial Areas Foundation and “Organizations of Organizations” (by Mark Warren) * ACORN and “Door Knocking” Groups (by Heidi Swarts) * An Independent Organizing Group * PART IV: KEY CONCEPTS * Overview: Core Organizing Concepts * Public vs. Private Relationships * Leadership * Power * One-on-One Interviews * Issues * Tactics or “Actions” * Strategy * Conclusion: Limitations of the Neo-Alinsky Organizing Model