What is community mapping? Learn from organisers that have used the community mapping model to empower their own communities.
Looking for articles, books, case studies, tips about social change and activism? You’ve found the right place – The Commons Social Change Library.
A collection of resources to support community responses to the Australian bushfires and other disasters. Includes resilience and recovery, navigating trauma, conversation guides and taking action.
One-to-one conversations can help people understand the bushfire crisis, the link to climate change, and the need for action. Here’s 5 resources for effective conversations.
A collection of psychological ideas and resources from Psychology for a Safe Climate in response to the 2020 Australian Bushfires.
Has your community experienced a disaster? Do you need to have difficult conversations and build individual and community resilience? This guide has all you need to hold a workshop.
This guide is for anyone who is experiencing trauma and/or helping people with their trauma. It is by the Mutual Aid Disaster Relief, a grassroots disaster relief network in the US based on the principles of solidarity, mutual aid, and autonomous direct action.
The climate crisis exacerbates pre-existing inequalities. Movement Generation provide a framework for Just Recovery from extreme weather events including root cause remedies, revolutionary self-governance, rights-based organizing, reparations, and ecological restoration for resilience.
A guide developed by ActionStation to support community members to run successful petitions, including notes on strategy, tips for getting more signatures, and example campaigns.
How Change Happens, a book by Duncan Green brings together the latest research from a range of academic disciplines and the evolving practical understanding of activists.
A personal reflection by Rowan Cahill on a life of activism that started when he was conscripted to the Vietnam War as a 20 year old.
The Story Canvas is a template and/or online form from the Digital Storytellers which guides you to fill in the right ingredients to make a powerful story.
The top 10 resources of 2019 from The Commons Social Change Library featuring resources on organising, activism, campaigning and more.
A presentation on the basics of Artificial Intelligence AI – Policy implications, opportunities and challenges AI presents for social justice campaigns.
Tips on effective online fundraising, based on Raisely’s 2019 fundraising data and case studies from GetUp and ActionAid.
Insights from the ‘Barnstorming in the Australian Context’ workshop at FWD+Organise 2019. Includes information about what barnstorming is, tips for running them well, and examples from four Australian organisations.
The nature of video and digital campaigning changes so rapidly, it’s sometimes hard to keep up with the latest strategies to cut through and move people. This article & presentation outlines 5 key trends plus a useful checklist for developing compelling videos.
Insights from ActionStation in Aotearoa New Zealand about how it transformed from a members-based to a values-led organisation using crowdsourcing.
A media package puts everything a journalist may need together in one place – a media release, photos, a spokesperson bio and background information. This ‘How to create a media package’ has been put together by the Australian Conservation Foundation.
Some tips from The Australian Conservation Foundation about how to do a great media interview e.g. thinking about before, during and after the interview.
Here is a list of radio stations in Australia that you can call to get your views heard on talkback radio and some tips to help get your issues heard from the Australian Conservation Foundation.