The six-page PDF includes instructions, worksheet, and an example to get you started mapping the movies, shows, books and entertainment your audiences consume, and how to match stories with the kinds of actions you want your audience to take.
Re:Imagining Change: How to use story-based strategy to win campaigns, build movements, and change the world
Tools, pragmatic lessons and case studies on harnessing the power of narrative, culture, and imagination to help our movements win.
An accessible guide to story based strategy in movement building by the Center for Story Based Strategy.
The environmental movement requires new organizational structures and strategies to succeed in this next phase of its evolution. This paper presents a model called “Movement as Network.” This model may have relevance to other social movements and networks, but the focus of this paper is using it to think about new ways of restructuring the environmental movement so it can be more powerful and more effective.
Looking for tips about how to build an alliance? Here is a clear guide about the nuts and bolts of building alliances.
The Noonkanbah dispute was an important chapter in both the struggle for Australian Aboriginal rights and union solidarity in the 1970s-80s.
A guide from The Commons Social Change Library with collated resources to help groups work together better.
Australian Progress’ Capacity Building Hub supports small nonprofits and grassroots movements to survive the pandemic and thrive beyond it. This article provides a guide to the resources gathered in the CBH collection.
A selection of tools and techniques – both formal and informal – for facilitating meetings, workshops and events by Rhizome.
Introduction An in-depth guide by Seeds for Change about facilitating meetings and how to make them more effective, inclusive and enjoyable. Meetings have the potential to be inspiring! They provide a space where people come together for a common purpose – whether that’s making decisions, exploring a shared problem or providing mutual support. Ideally, everyone […]
A guide to First Nations campaigning and activist resources in the Commons Social Change Library including stories and perspectives.
Daniel Hunter outlines the key elements of campaigns: a strategic time-tested model for effective social change work.
How do you name an advocacy campaign? Here is a guide, tips, and thoughts to help you with the process of naming a campaign.
This manual will help workers to identify clear campaign goals and objectives, develop strategies and tactics, and create unifying public messages and timelines for campaigns.
What are the key elements of a grassroots campaign? Tips and tricks learnt from working with grassroots activists.
The organiser’s canvas is a visual aid that help organisers think creatively around the organizing process. It allows the organiser to focus on individual leadership practices whilst keeping track of how these practices flow into one another to create the greater whole.
Need some fundraising help? The Commons Library has collated a list of fundraising resources for not for profits and crowdfunders.
Suggestions from the Commons Librarians about resources to explore in the Nonviolent Direct Action topic area, including NVDA theory, practical guides and case studies.
Ideas for next steps after the Women’s March 4 Justice – including action, skills development, videos, books and podcasts.
Are you an activist experiencing stress or burnout? These articles, videos and tips will help you stay healthy and well while working to change the world.