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Human Resources

Human Resources

“Acitivists, or volunteers, are the infantry a field power of your nonviolent movement; they are the warriors that ultimately win the war.”

50 Crucial Points (2006, pp. 94-99)

People power, of course, comes directly from the people! As such, successful movements will carefully and strategically manage the human resources at their disposal. Volunteers are absolutely crucial for a strong movement. Building a base of positive and active supporters is essential to the success of any long-term campaign, and recruiting should be done at all times. People should be kept informed and busy, because the reason they join groups in the first place is to be a part of something important. The human capital in a movement should be properly inventoried as well, including the skills and knowledge, interests, and available time of each person.