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Community organizing is a process where people who live in proximity to each other come together into an organization that

acts in their shared self-interest. A core goal of community organizing is to generate durable power for an organization representing the community, allowing it to influence key decision-makers on a range of issues over time. In the ideal, for example, this can get community organizing groups a place at the table before important decisions are made. Community organizations (sometimes known as community-based organizations) are civil society non-profits that operate within a single[citation needed] local community. They are essentially a subset of the wider group of nonprofits. Like other nonprofits they are often run on a voluntary basis and are self funded. Within community organizations there are many variations in terms of size and organizational structure. Some are formally incorporated, with a written constitution and a board of directors (also known as a committee), while others are much smaller and are more informal.

Organisasi masyarakat (kadang dikenal sebagai organisasi berbasis masyarakat) adalah masyarakat sipil non-profit yang beroperasi dalam satu [ rujukan? ] lokal masyarakat . Mereka pada dasarnya bagian dari kelompok yang lebih luas dari organisasi nirlaba. Seperti organisasi nirlaba lainnya mereka sering dijalankan pada sukarela dasar dan dibiayai sendiri. Dalam organisasi masyarakat ada banyak variasi dalam hal ukuran dan struktur organisasi. Beberapa secara resmi dimasukkan, dengan konstitusi tertulis dan dewan direksi (juga dikenal sebagai Komite ), sementara yang lain jauh lebih kecil dan lebih informal. Evolusi terbaru dari organisasi masyarakat, khususnya di negara berkembang, telah memperkuat pandangan bahwa "bottom-up" organisasi lebih efektif mengatasi kebutuhan lokal dari organisasiorganisasi amal yang lebih besar [1] . He defined community organization as: Lindeman those phases of social organization which constitute a conscious effort on the part of a community to control its affairs democratically, and to secure the highest services from its specialists, organizations, agencies, and the institutions by means of recognized interrelations. (1921: 173) An organization (or organisation — see spelling differences) is a social group which distributes tasks for a collective goal. The word itself is derived from the Greek word organon, itself derived from the better-known word ergon - as we know `organ` - and it means a compartment for a particular job.