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Organising: Start Here

Organising builds people power for change. Here is a list of resources to get you started including introductions, different approaches, manuals, tactics, videos and more.

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ChangeMakers Organising School – Season Two

Notes from training sessions hosted by ChangeMakers and Tipping Point April to July 2020. The training aims to equip organisers and campaigners to respond to challenges and continue their work during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Lobbying and Advocacy: Start Here

Welcome to the Lobbying & Advocacy topic in the Commons Social Change Library. This article guides you through a wide range of materials to inform the public in relation to lobbying, advocacy and policy-making. 

Books about Women & Leadership

Five books recommended by participants and convenors of Women’s Environmental Leadership Australia. This list includes comprehensive discussions about women’s leadership, practical guides, and two memoirs from inspiring women leaders.

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Mindfulness During the Pandemic

Mindfulness practices can help us feel more grounded, calm and present during the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic. Includes a guided meditation and links to others.

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ChangeMaker Chat with Joan Garry

A interview with Joan Garry, an inspiring changemaker, who led change in her personal life (marriage equality) and professionally (running not for profits). Joan discusses the pressures on social service organisations and nonprofits during the pandemic and ways to adapt.

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ChangeMaker Chat with Richard Fuller

An interview with Richard Fuller, an engineer turned toxics crusader who has helped lead an intervention that has cleaned up places around the world.

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ChangeMaker Chat with Margaret Salamon

Interview with Margaret Salamon, a psychoanalyst who has transitioned into a climate change warrior. She talks about the psychological features of the climate disaster and her own journey of becoming a changemaker.

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Digital Campaigning: Start Here

Digital campaigning leverages technology to create change through emails, petitions, WhatsApp and Instagram. Here is a list of resources to get you started.

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