The Bottom Line: Your Credibility

To organize, you must identify and bring together a core group of individuals. The core group has basically two initial tasks (1) To clearly develop a focus or set of goals; and (2) to decide how to expand the group to represent as many viewpoints as possible so that the group's legitimacy and credibility cannot be challenged. The makeup of your group will, of course, help shape your goals; a group's membership and its goals usually shift somewhat over time.

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