berichten over ‘grassroots’

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Edward Grefe inventor of corporate grassroots

Geplaatst door: krijvenaar in Lobby-praktijk, varia
Edward Alexander Grefe, full of vigor and spirit until his final moments, died unexpectedly on February 17, 2017. An autopsy report is pending. Family, friends and colleagues describe Ed as a kind and extraordinary human being with an incredible presence. He left a lasting impression on those he met. He will be remembered as being colorful, charismatic, generous, passionate, fearless and insightful. Ed always had big, bold ideas and was always trying new things. His red convertible and colorful wardrobe exemplified his style. His last several birthday celebrations included skydiving, trapeze lessons and zip lining.
A native of Washington, DC, Ed was born on May 31, 1937. Growing up in DC’s Brookland neighborhood, he was a member of the first class at Archbishop Carroll High School and also graduated from Catholic University. Ed spent more than 40 years in communications and politics working at various times in his career as a journalist, legislative aide, political strategist, VP of Public Affairs for a Fortune 500 Company, entrepreneur, grassroots organizer and graduate school professor.

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global grass roots

Geplaatst door: krijvenaar in Lobby-praktijk

In the United States, activating those affected by a public policy proposal has long been a useful tactic for bringing about the changes organizations want to see. But now more than ever, grass roots efforts are expanding beyond U.S. borders and going global, presenting new opportunities for success as well as innovative solutions.

Momentum is a major factor in global grassroots. When one country takes action, says APCO Worldwide’s Evan Kraus, it’s highly likely that another will soon follow suit.

Bob Chapman of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network says the process parallels that which occurs in the United States, where policy movement at the federal level occurs only once community after community and state after state act. Kraus and Chapman shared their unique perspectives and case studies on grassroots in a November Council webinar. Lees verder »