Starting a YIMBY Organization

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This is an article that outlines the steps a person needs to take to start a YIMBY organization for their community. If you have experience starting a YIMBY organization, please contribute your knowledge to this article.

  1. Check to see if there are existing YIMBY orgs in your area. The YIMBY organizations directory is a good place to start.
  2. Start gathering like minded people. Think of friends, neighbors, co-workers, people who testify at council meetings, urbanist groups, transit groups, social media.
  3. Set up some meetings where you discuss shared values and goals and additional meetings.
  4. Pick a name and set up the online infrastructure around it: domain name, social media.
  5. Set up a many to many group
  6. Set up a calendar
  7. Advertise in the comments section of local progressive blogs and on Twitter
  8. Find natural allies, such as cyclists and public transit advocates
  9. Go to meetings

 

See also: 

Jeff Byrnes (of Somerville YIMBY, in Boston area). "How we created a YIMBY group… and you can too!" March 12, 2018. 
https://www.great-neighborhoods.org/single-post/2018/03/08/How-we-created-a-YIMBY-group%E2%80%A6-and-you-can-too.