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.
Find a comprehensive list of resources from The Commons Social Change Library on diversity, inclusion and solidarity in social movements.
Reports, toolkits, templates and guides from Mobilisation Lab including campaign strategy, storytelling, digital campaigning, security and more.
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.
A list of articles and ideas from the Commons Librarians about resources to explore in archiving your work in social change.
Through research you can get to know your issues in depth, find out where people stand on those issues, and make a strong evidence-based case for change. Use these Australian publicly available data sources to strengthen and inform your research.
Digital campaigning leverages technology to create change through emails, petitions, and platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, WhatsApp and more. Here is a list of resources to get you started.
Suggestions from the Commons Librarians about resources to explore in the Arts & Creativity topic area – to help you bring more art and heart to your social change activities.
ChangeMakers Organising School – Training (videos and slides) to connect and deepen knowledge to organise for social change.
People power – Learn about the the five different, dynamic strategies that can create powerful change when mixed together.
Learn about 8 blockades that changed Australia including Jabiluka, the Bentley blockade and the Knitting Nannas.
Historical overview of the Australian movement against uranium mining, focussed on two major campaigns: Roxby and Jabiluka.
Tactics and strategy of nonprofit organisations involved in advocacy regarding forestry in the 1990s-2000s in Western Australia.
Introduction Stepping Out For Peace is an oral history of activism carried out by Western Australian groups People for Nuclear Disarmament (WA) and its forerunner the Campaign Against Nuclear Energy. It includes a detailed and heavily illustrated account of campaigns from the 1970s onwards against uranium mining, nuclear reactors, nuclear weapons, and militarism. In doing […]
Want to know how to run a large scale volunteer led phonebank? Learn from the Sunrise Movement and how they managed their teams.
Are you looking for a dictionary, glossary and terminology related to civil resistance, activism and organising? Here is a list of resources.
These new resources (publication and webinar) from the International Center of Nonviolent Conflict ICNC adds new methods of nonviolent action to the list of 198 methods categorized by Gene Sharp in 1973 in his book, The Methods of Nonviolent Action. It inspires, analyzes, and summarises Dr. Sharp’s tactics and updates his work by documenting additional methods of nonviolent action and scholarship.
Whistleblowing: A Practical Guide tells how to assess your options, prepare for action, use low-profile operations, negotiate official channels, leak, build support and survive the experience.
A wiki of insights and resources around community-led or community-driven design featuring movements, tools, writing, audio and video.
Learn how to organize your first protest – Resources from the Article 20 Network including a recorded discussion with experience organizers.