Are you planning your first campaign? This Handout is designed to give you the skills and confidence to run your first campaign.
Looking for articles, books, case studies, tips about social change and activism? You’ve found the right place – The Commons Social Change Library.
What is a campaign? and how do you start one? Here are ideas, steps and handouts from Campaign Bootcamp to help you get started with your campaign planning.
Activism and Campaign history – A range of resources about the history of First Nations, social and labour movements in Australia and beyond.
Guides, manuals and tools to help you get the narrative and framing right no matter what social justice issue you are working on.
Video on the Noble Art of Book Reviewing with insights and tips for writing effective and engaging book reviews. This was part of a Commons Library Skills Session.
The story of Vida Goldstein & the Women’s Political Association through their own words via a series of excerpts from speeches & publications.
A Guide developed by the Global Grassroots Support Network with ideas and strategies for activists groups to implement when dealing with turnover, especially with student led groups.
Randall Smith from PowerLabs shares a framework for thinking about training and behaviour change called KSW or KSAW.
Read an excerpt from the book, Without Bosses: Radical Trade Unionism in the 1970s, about workers retaining the right to strike.
A sample script and tips learnt from having climate conversations whilst door knocking in the lead up to the 2022 Australian election.
This guide has resources to help you think about how power is at play and to take action to transform power and build solidarity in social change.
Here is a collection of resources about deep canvassing scripts including script examples and ideas, video training and podcasts.
Useful tools to help with planning and reflections in your campaigns – Before Action Reviews (BARs) and After Action Reviews (AARs).
Stories and event about the role of Aboriginal Change Makers in the fight for equality and a more just society for all of us.
Introduction In recent times Australia and other countries have seen the introduction and threat of new laws aimed at further criminalizing blockades, lock-ons and other forms of non-violent direct action. The following resources canvas a range of ways in which campaigners and protesters have responded to arrest and imprisonment for political activities. Whilst much of […]
Interview with Dave Burgess who graffitied No War onto the Sydney Opera House to show opposition to the war in Iraq in 2003.
Access and learn about environmental conflict case studies in Australia and around the world using the Global Atlas of Environmental Justice.
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.
Read an account of Perth’s first two major conservation campaigns, the preservation of Kings Park bushland and the survival of Mounts Bay.
An array of resources collated about the marriage equality campaign across the world including lessons learned about messaging and framing.