Snowflakes – they come in all shapes, sizes and complex designs. Wisconsin has quite a reputation for snowy, winter weather, but when we talk snowflakes we’re not just talking about the weather. We’re also talking about the unique way Wisconsin teams organize in their own communities.
So what is the snowflake model?
A snowflake is a type of organizing model we use to build our neighborhood teams. It is a way for teams to delegate and share responsibilities. We’ve all been a part of different teams in our community. Sometimes a leader takes sole ownership of everything and doesn’t delegate tasks to others on the team. Other times, the members of a team go their own direction and don’t coordinate what they’re doing.
Here in Wisconsin, we’ve had teams that first helped elect President Obama in 2008 continue to organize their communities. In other neighborhoods, we are building new teams who have decided to commit to supporting the President in 2012.
Wondering how you can help? There is always a place for you on one of our local Organizing for America teams! Are you interested in canvassing, helping with data, working on our Facebook page, or doing outreach in your own community? Sign up today and we can help you find a team in your area.