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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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What is Organizing?

An introduction to community organising by Marshall Ganz, a key thinker and educator in the field.

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Leading Change: Leadership, Organization, and Social Movements

This chapter by Marshall Ganz, lecturer and activist, investigates social movement leadership and takes us through examples from history. He outlines Leadership Practices: Relationship, Story, Strategy, Action; Structuring Social Movements; and Leadership Development.

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The Tactic Star

The Tactic Star is a tool for planning and evaluating tactics, it names some key factors that change agents should consider when determining their tactics.

Fundraising: Start Here

Need some fundraising help? The Commons Library has collated a list of fundraising resources for not for profits and crowdfunders.

Fundraising Strategy and Planning

Do you need to set up a fundraising strategy and plan? Here are two articles and video to get you started from the Funding Centre at Our Community.

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The Seven Pillars of Fundraising

To survive and thrive in a changing world, a not-for-profit organisation must develop a fundraising plan that rests on these seven pillars of fundraising…

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How to get started with Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding is a great way to get funding for a specific project. It can bring in much-needed funding and attract a whole new audience of supporters.

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Action tactics during the time of social distancing

Blackout Collective and The Ruckus Society have joined together to make this user-friendly handout about action tactics you can take during the time of social distancing. Includes car bloc, noise demo, twitter storm, phone jam and physically distanced rally.

Framing the Role of Government and the Economy

Want to know how to frame communication about the government and the economy in a way that will be of benefit? Here is useful research that was presented at the conference Virtual Progress 2020 by Australian ReMADE. 

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Organising in a Pandemic

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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