pagan herding

Pagan Organizing: The Mystery of Finding a Meeting Place

This series covers best practices in Pagan organizing. Much of the material draws from sources outside of Pagan or other religious spheres. The author has applied the techniques in real life, with real life Pagan organizations and found them effective. To make the most of this knowledge, it is necessary to let go of the dogma about Pagans being in any way like herding cats. Pagans are a body of mostly functional and capable adults. Despite our collective love of the silly, we can cooperate just fine under the right circumstances. The keys to making this happen always comes back […]

Here’s the taboo I’m breaking in 2019: talking about Pagans and how they (don’t) organize

It’s taken awhile for some clarity to coalesce with this blog. Sometimes the problem comes from my private life, other times from my fears of my own inadequacies. Finally a small vision has formed, one where I have something helpful to say: I am damn good at organizing events and groups. I gained solid training by a nonprofit volunteer clearinghouse back in 2002, and what I learned has proven continuously helpful, even as social media has drastically changed how word and outreach spreads. While other bloggers dig into the specifics of their traditions, I remain determinedly non-specific, and when it […]