Core Teams are essential to the development, mission and function of NBOP.
Each institutional member of NBOP is in the process of establishing a Core Team that conducts one-on-one interviews within their organization and organizes actions within, participates in actions on issues addressed by NBOP and involves their members in leadership training. Delegates from each member institution meet monthly to make decisions about issues and actions and to encourage leaders from member organizations to attend National Leadership Training by the Gamaliel.
- Core teams initiate listening campaigns within the organization annually;
- Lead the organization in efforts to address issues affecting the community and to support solidarity-building activities in the organization; and,
- Via the North Bay Organizing Project, leads the organization into relationship with other organizations and the Public Arena.
Members work to strengthen their own organizations, listening to their members about the problems that effect them most, bringing people together to analyze the problems and determine what the issues that make up the problem are, what is winnable and how to address the problems. Leaders participate in leadership training to lift up their capacity and provide opportunities for one another to engage in building power.
NBOP’s leadership carries out the project’s plans and hires staff to provide organizing, facilitation, mentorship, training and administration.
Membership is defined as a non-profit organization or congregation whose vision, mission and activities conform to the values of NBOP and is committed to working actively towards the realization of NBOP’s vision, mission and goals. Congregation is defined as a group of people of shared faith, who gathers regularly for the purposes of worship and who works within an established religious faith. Organizations must have a membership structure that includes a method to vote for application for membership in NBOP and representation in the Leadership Council.