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PRINCIPLES OF COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION INTRODUCTION According to MacIver community is, "An area of social living marked by some degree of social coherence" Community Organization can mean in different ways. Fundamentally, community organization is a dynamic group of people to help the vulnerable men and women of the weaker section of the society to establish peace and harmony. Some knowledge about how to work with communities is necessary for all social workers. Because they will, no matter what their function is, be frequently working in inter group situations or communities. There are certain principles of community Organization. WHAT IS A PRINCIPLE? The term "Principle" refers to a "rule of 'right' action" or Principle is a value -judgment. The term "Standard" closely related to Principle. PRINCIPLES OF COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION The Principles of Community Organization formulated by citizens of a democracy is in accordance with the general democratic ideology or value-system. Many people mentioned their principles of community organization. ...read more.


Representation of all interests and elements in the population and their full and meaningful participation are essential objectives in community organization. 5. The fast of ever changing human needs and the reality of relationship between and among people and groups are the dynamic in the community organization process. 6. Interdependence of all threads in the social welfare fabric of organization is a fundamental truth. 7. Community organization for social welfare as a process is a part of generic social work. Knowledge of its methods and skill in their application will enhance the potentialities for growth and development of any community effort to meet human needs. GENERAL PRINCIPLES OFCOMMUNITY ORGANIZATION By Ray Johns and David F. Demarche 1. Community Organization is a means and not an end. Organization, personnel, program, knowledge, and skills are only means to an end- the welfare and growth or peoples end. 2. Communities like individuals and groups, are different. Each has its own peculiarities, its own problems, and needs. ...read more.


6. The program of association should include some activities with emotional content. 7. The association should seek to utilize the manifest and latent goodwill, which exist in the community. 8. The association must develop active and effective lines of communication both within the association and between the association and community. 9. The association should seek to support and strengthen the groups, which it brings together in cooperative work. 10. The association should be flexible in its organizational procedures without disrupting its regular decision-making routines. 11. The association should develop a pace for its work relative to existing conditions in the community. 12. The association should seek to develop effective leaders. 13. The association must develop strength, stability, and prestige in the community. CONCLUSION In this present world of the mixed economy of welfare, Community Organization has a potentially more vital contribution to make. Community worker can support communities to come together. So that they can work out their needs and then take action to meet those needs. Community organizers can help community to locate the resources in the society through which the need may be fulfilled. ...read more.

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