Dear friends, Thank you for your interest in our work. You might have realized that the LCN has been quite for a while. You inspired us and we decided to relaunch. We are currently running a listening drive to understand the need and the value added. Please contribute to designing...

The Leading Change Network Global Affiliates (GA) Gathering 2015 was a three-day event bringing community organizing practitioners, trainers and coaches together from across the globe to discuss trends and challenges in community organizing, and to shape the path for future activities of the Global Affiliates. The...

Dear friends,  We wish you all a prosperous and happy New Year! As you know, we held our 2014 Global Gathering in November. We want to thank all of you who participated and contributed to the event. We regret that not all of those who registered were...

In the fall of 2006, I took Marshall Ganz’s undergraduate seminar on organizing. To illustrate the power of public narrative, Marshall showed us Barack Obama’s speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention. “My father was a foreign student, born and raised in a small village...

Reflections on the LCN Training for Open Buffalo written by Max Anderson BUFFALO – The wintry blast that paralyzed much of the Buffalo region last month brought bitterness and cabin fever to thousands. Less than a week after this historic “Snowvember” deluge, four dozen local social...

Across the country, educators' and students’ hearts and minds have been captured by the police murder of unarmed, 18-year-old, African American, Michael Brown, and the ensuing uprising of the people of Ferguson. Educators in Ferguson and around the nation are rising to the challenge of...

You may have noticed some subtle changes to our website about a month ago. What you couldn't see then is that under the hood, this site has a whole new suite of new features designed to help our network members connect and communicate with each...

LEADING CHANGE involves identifying, recruiting, and developing leadership, organizing community around that leadership, and building power from the resources of that community. Taking a "head, heart and hands" approach, we link concepts, values and practice in a highly interactive setting. The program is designed for leaders...

Being a parent is not an easy job. It is full time, requires proficiency, love, patience and after all money. No matter how difficult it is, everybody says it’s one of the most precious moments in your life when you get that screaming small creature....

A few months ago, LCN launched its first election, and the participation of the LCN community enabled a Board of Directors to be voted in! We learned a lot in the process of organizing the election, and we wanted to share this learning so others...

We are excited to announce the winners of our first membership-wide board election. We appreciate all 15 candidates for their willingness to serve and engage in this active month-long campaign. And a special thanks to all of you for voting! There were 367 total ballots...