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.
Looking for articles, books, case studies, tips about social change and activism? You’ve found the right place – The Commons Social Change Library.
Ideas for next steps after the Women’s March 4 Justice – including action, skills development, videos, books and podcasts.
Reports, toolkits, templates and guides from Mobilisation Lab including campaign strategy, storytelling, digital campaigning, security and more.
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.
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.
Blockades that changed Australia including Jabiluka, the Bentley blockade, S11, Nookanbah 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.
Stepping Out For Peace: A History of the Campaign Against Nuclear Energy in Australia CANE and People for Nuclear Disarmament PND (WA)
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.
A resource to help non-profit organisations make their workplaces more inclusive and supportive of transgender and gender diverse people.
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.
A report about the rich, diverse and unique history of queer communities in Victoria reflected in places, objects and landscapes.
Why do movements matter? Why do we march on the streets or come together online? Great resource on movements and movement building.
An essential primer for activists to understand and explore how power impacts their work in order to design strategies from a more comprehensive, shared definition and analysis of power as it operates in society.