September 16, 2014
A quick start guide for PICO Data Organizers.
September 4, 2014
March 10, 2013
More than 4,000 religious leaders from across the nation have joined the clergy of Newtown, Conn., in asking the U.S. Senate to pass meaningful gun violence prevention legislation.
January 3, 2013
Religious congregations across the country are leading "Gun Violence Prevention Sabbaths" during the month of March to raise awareness of the crisis of gun violence in our society. Will you add your congregation to the list?
December 12, 2012
This downloadable guide is designed to help faith leaders talk with their congregations about the practical and moral consequences of the tax and spending decisions before Congress, including proposals that would make deep cuts to the safety net.
September 20, 2012
A checklist for congregations running voter registration drives.
August 21, 2012
Faith reflections, worship materials, and information on voter suppression for clergy and faith leaders.
October 6, 2011
Resources for congregations and communities to use to tell elected officials to create jobs, raise revenues, and protect the social safety net.
September 14, 2010
Additional resources for the "Bring Health Reform Home" campaign.
September 9, 2010
A new PICO campaign to Bring Health Reform Home to our families and communities. PICO created easy-to-use education materials that describe the health care changes that will occur over the next four years.
July 8, 2010
Watch our 14-minute video about PICO's faith-based community organizing model.
Watch this short video to learn how PICO is continuing the work of faith-based organizing born in the Civil Rights Movement.
July 6, 2010
Dr. Tony Iton's powerful Applegate presentation examines the social and racial inequalities of health and mortality in our communities.
April 22, 2010
February 15, 2009
This presentation looks at the impact of the economic crisis on jobs, housing and health care, and provides a framework for helping communities and the nation rebuild the economy.
February 10, 2009
There are different methods of organizing or ways of making social change, and all have their uses. This one-pager lays out the differences between direct service, education, self-help, advocacy, and organizing.
Ron Haskins - a Brookings Institution Senior Fellow and former domestic policy advisor to President George H. Bush - offers a primer on pressure points in the legislative process where nonprofit advocates can push the levers of power.
Strategic frame analysis is an approach to communications research and practice that pays attention to the public's deeply held worldviews and widely held assumptions, developed the the FrameWorks Institute (www.frameworksinstitute.org).
A local organizing effort has moved through 1-1 visits and research, and is not getting ready for a major public action.
Complex issues require being longer-term campaigns.
These 3 slides give an overview of PICO's faith-based community organizing model.
El modelo de organizacion comunal de PICO en espanol.
An overview of the PICO organizing process, in training format.
El modelo de un entrenamiento del proceso organizador de PICO.
A training to help develop leaders' understanding of power and the dynamics of the power arena.
A one-pager outlining the key qualities of a good leader. Good leaders are not born as leaders: they are developed.
Some key questions to consider when wanting to dig below the surface in your conversations.
Training on Lessons for Organizing and Leadership from the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the actions of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, E.D. Nixon, Jo Ann Robinson and others.
August 1, 2008
Leaders have decided to build an organization and now need to understand how to better connect with people in their community. This training exposes them to the elements of a 1-1 visit.
April 29, 2008
Use this chart to gauge your organization's ability to influence elected officials, their staff, public policy and voters.
February 10, 2008
A chart outlining the basic steps of winning issue campaigns.
A one-page training on how to use your limited time wisely.
June 1, 2007
A basic overview of the core set of technology tools are at the heart of successful e-advocacy campaigns.
October 27, 2006
This chart shows the building blocks of a winning issue campaign.
September 11, 2002
Veteran PICO clergy Kendall Baker examines how the larger community could be shaped by faith-based organizing.
January 1, 2001
Essentials steps for setting up and running successful house meetings.
December 1, 2000
After turning concerns into issues, the next step is the development of message. Effective messages bring people together and create the momentum necessary to create change.
February 2, 2000
The breakdown of the family in our society and the effect of this fundamental rending of our social fabric have been widely documented, and the member congregations and their neighbors who make up the PICO Network feel we have a critical contribution to make toward reversing these trends.
October 1, 1998
This story of the commissioning of the seventy is one of three texts identified by many Jesus scholars as the single most authentic source for presenting a picture of the historical Jesus. Although every verse in the New Testament is subjectively filtered through the eyes of resurrection faith, confessing Jesus as the Christ, there are occasional snapshots offered that reveal an objective picture of what actually must have taken place. This story is one such literary photo.
February 2, 1998
The language and ideas inherent in our faith traditions, particularly those of the prophetic tradition provide us with resources for cracking through the predominant political ideologies of the United States to imagine a new day.