On Conflict and Consensus (pdf, 99 pages)
A Handbook on Formal Consensus Decisionmaking
by C. T. Lawrence Butler & Amy Rothstein
Basics of Consensus (pdf, 4 pages)
Competencies necessary to exercise effective leadership (pdf)
A complete list of critical leadership qualities
Member Recruitment and Retention (pdf)
from our 2008 workshop
Ready to Train? How to Design Successful Community Workshops (pdf)
The basics of popular education theory and training design
Words that Work: Messaging for Economic Justice (pdf)
From the SPIN Project
Working for Social Justice as an Ally (pdf)
Handouts from our 2008 retreat
We're all in it together (pdf, 24 pages)
An ally's resource to fostering anti-racist, community-positive space in housing cooperatives
Types of Oppression (doc)
A handout with descriptions and examples of various levels of Individual, Institutional, and Cultural Oppression.
Anti-Oppression Resources (doc)
A lists of books, websites, and other readings about anti-oppression action and related materials.
Fabric of Oppression (doc)
This table outlines eight types of oppression: Racism/White Supremacy, Sexism, Gender Oppression, Anti-Semitism, Religious Oppression, Heterosexism/Heterocentrism, Classism, Ableism, and Ageism. It serves as a useful introduction to the forms that oppression takes in the U.S.
Shared Equity Homeownership (pdf)
A detailed report from the National Housing Institute
Kalamazoo Emergency Services Guide (pdf)
Local resources for housing, utility, and cash assistance for low-income and homeless people.
Nonviolent Communication Reference Materials
From the Bay Area Nonviolent Communication website
Four Parts of Nonviolent Communication
From the Center for Nonviolent Communication
Building community mental health support systems (pdf)
Handouts from our 2009 retreat
Much more is available at the NASCO Shared Resources Library.