The successful organization sees the good in other peoples' work and learns from other's strengths to correct its own weaknesses. A successful transformative organization is known in the community, the city, and the country as radical, revolutionary, and left—with a strong mass base that gives validity and credibility to its politics. It is smart enough to be solidly left but not isolated in left field. It cultivates many friends and allies who do not share its full ideology or assessment of the country but see it as a reliable partner and, with their help, it qualitatively expands its capacity to win victories. When it takes on a corporate polluter, a city council, a state legislature, the organization has an established presence. People know the organization, recognize its key organizers, know its main demands, and are willing if not anxious to talk and negotiate.