The 2012 Organizer of the Year Award

  • Deadline: Monday, April 9th, 2012

    As famed organizer Marshall Ganz explains, organizers identify, recruit and develop leadership; build community around leadership; and build power out of community. Michigan is blessed with extraordinary organizing talent and at the Michigan Summit on May 12 in East Lansing we will recognize their contributions by honoring the 2012 Michigan Organizer of the Year. The winner will designate a $1,000 gift to a Michigan 501 c 3 non-profit civic engagement organization of their choice.

    Who’s the 2012 Michigan Organizer of the Year? Someone with a demonstrated record of building grassroots leadership and community power. Additionally, he or she is:

    • an empowering advocate who lifts up and moves forward Michiganders who are often left behind
    • a champion who fights for social justice and protects our air, land, water, health and safety.
    • a bridge-builder who forms connections and coalitions between diverse people and makes unlikely allies
    • a selfless, grassroots organizer who works hard while sharing the limelight
    • a risk-taker who generates new, exciting ideas and innovative solutions to old problems
    • a standard-bearer involved in building the capacity, and the power, of Michigan’s progressive movement

    All nominations must be non-partisan and submitted by Monday, April 9, 2012. PLEASE NOTE: Elected officials, Michigan Voice staff, and Progress Michigan staff are ineligible. 

 

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