Establishing Organizational Structure
In order to effectively champion a Green New Deal (GND), it is crucial to build an organizational structure that enables your alliance to work together most effectively, create a shared set of principles, decide on a common platform, and avoid silos. A framework of principles and long-term goals that were developed in a participatory manner can help ground the alliance’s work through successes and setbacks. Each alliance is unique, mirroring the unique characteristics of its community. While there is no one-size-works-for-all structure, this section will lead you through examples of how successful GND alliances operate, including setting up working groups and leaders, policy platform reports, values of the movement, and more examples of the crucial work that goes into building a ground up structure that can endure.
Designing and building an organizational structure will help ensure efforts are effective, key concerns are addressed constructively, and everyone has a seat at the table and feels respected. Organizational structures will look different for each alliance so we have included examples of how other GND efforts have decided how to structure their work, whether to have working groups or events, and who is responsible for keeping organizational momentum as inspiration for new alliances.
San Diego Green New Deal Alliance Structure, Goals, and Rules
SAN DIEGO GREEN NEW DEAL ALLIANCE Structure, Goals, and Rules provide an example of long-term planning towards success that other efforts can follow.
San Diego Green New Deal Alliance Strategic Plan - 2021
San Diego GND Alliance's Strategic Plan exemplifies how long term thinking can help facilitate efforts.