General Organizing GuidesOrganize!: Organizing for Social Change, a manual for activists in the 1990's, Midwest Academy, ed. Kim Bobo Steve Max and Jackie Kendall, Seven Locks Press. 1991.
Organizing: A Guide for Grassroots Leaders, ed. Si Kahn, Mc Graw-Hill Book Company. 1982.
Resource Manual for A Living Revolution, Virginia Coover, Ellen Deacon, Charles Esser, Christopher Moore, New Society Publishers, Philadelphia, PA.
Rules for Radicals: A Pragmatic Primer for Realistic Radicals, Saul Alinsky, Vintage Books. 1971. Also Reveille for Radicals.
Solidarity:A Labor Support Manual for Young Activists, Democratic Socialists of America, New York, NY
The Organizer's Manual, OM Collective, Bantam Books 1971
Thinking Strategically:A Primer on Long-Range Strategic Planning for Grassroots Peace &Justice Groups. Peace Development Fund
War Resisters League Organizer's Manual, ed. Ed Hedemann, War Resisters League. 1981.
Campus GuidesCIA Off Campus:Building the Movement against Agency Recruitment &Research, ed. Ami Chen Mills, South End Press. 1991.
Guide to Uncovering the Right on Campus, the University Conversion Project, ed. Cowan & Massachi, UCP. 1993.
Do It Yourself! Progressive Student Network, ed. Brad Sigal, DC PSN. 1993.
SEAC Organizing Guide, Student Environmental Action Coalition, Chapel Hill, NC, 1994.
Building the Coalition: How to Organize a SCAR chapter, DC Student Coalition against Apartheid and Racism, ed. Weaver & Davis, DC SCAR. 1993.
Black Student Leadership Network Organizing Manual, Children's Defense Fund, Washington, DC 1995.
Campus Green Vote Organizing Guide, (202) 939-3323.
Education for the People Organizing Guide, Education for the People, ed. EFP, NCUPI. 1990.
Student Pugwash Chapter Organizing Guide. Student Pugwash USA, 1993.
Direct Action Guides
Don't Get Caught: The Straight Skinny on Civil Disobedience and Direct Action. UP/ONE, E. Lansing, MI.
Manual of Resistance, Disarm Now Action Group, Chicago, IL.
Seneca Women's Peace Encampment, Seneca Cultural Workers, Seneca, NY, 1986.
Meetings, Facilitation, and Decision-Making
How to Make Meetings Work, Michael Doyle & David Straus
Building United Judgement: A Manual on Consensus Decision Making, and A Manual for Group Facilitators, ed. Center for Conflict Resolution, Madison, WI.
Meeting Facilitation:The No-Magic Method. Berit Lakey. Philadelphia:New Society Publishers.
Democracy in Small Groups:Participation, Decision-Making, and Communication, John Gastil, New Society Publishers, Philadelphia, PA.
On Conflict & Consensus: A Handbook on Formal Consensus Decisionmaking, CT Lawrence Butler & Amy Rothstein, Food Not Bombs Publishing, Cambridge, MA. 1991
Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement without Giving In, Roger Fisher and William Ury.
People Skills:How to Assert Yourself, Listen to Others and Resolve Conflicts, Robert Bolton, Simon & Schuster, 1986.
Working for Peace: A Handbook for Practical Psychology and Other Tools. Neil Wollman, ed. Impact Publishers, San Luis Obispo, CA, 1985.
Media and Research
Step-by-Step Guide to Using the Freedom of Information Act, American Civil Liberties Union, Washington, DC
How to do Leaflets, Posters, and Newsletters, by Penny Brigham et al, available from Pep Publishers, 3519 Yorkshire, Detroit, MI 48824. $14.95.
Prime-Time Activism:Media Strategies for Grassroots Organ-izing, Charlotte Ryan, South End Press, Cambridge, MA.
Raising Hell:ACitizens Guide to the Fine Art of Investigation, Dan Noyes, Center for Investigative Reporting, San Francisco,CA, 1983.
The Reporter's Handbook: An Investigator's Guide to Documents &Techniques, John Ullmann &Jan Colbert, ed., St. Martin's Press, 1991.
FAIR's Media Activism Kit, Fairness &Accuracy in Reporting, New York, (212) 727-7668, 1994.
"How to Use the Media," Bob Schaefer &Rochelle Lefkowitz, Grassroots Fundraising Journal, 12/85.
War at Home:Covert Action Against US Activists and What We Can Do About It, Brian Glick, South End Press, Boston, MA.
Don't Forget to Have Fun
Black Student Leadership Network House Party Manual, Children's Defense Fund, Washington, DC 1995.
Everyone Wins! Cooperative Games & Activities, Sambhava and Josette Luvmour, New Society, Philadelphia, PA, 1990.
Rise Up Singing, Peter Blood-Patterson, ed., Sing Out Publications, Bethlehem, PA
Books about Student Activism
Generation at the Crossroads: Apathy and Action on the American Campus. Paul Rogat Loeb, Rutgers University Press, 1994.
New Voices: Student Political Activism in the 80s and 90s, Tony Vellela, South End Press, Cambridge, MA.
Note: CCO may be able to help you locate some of these guides.