Ideas about how organisations and grassroots collectives can campaign in 2021 – it’s not a ‘normal’ year.Here are 5 principles to guide you.
A toolkit to accelerate the planning process so we can get campaigns out the door faster to create more effective people powered campaigns.
Transformational Change Leadership – A roadmap for leadership in collective, community-led & collaborative action.
Reconciliation in the forest? An exploration of the conflict over the logging of native forests in the south west of Western Australia
This 2004 book looks at why two Western Australian social movement organisations on opposite sides of the logging debate continued to contest WA’s forest policy for so long. It contains insights into why the Western Australian environment movement was successful in some aspects of forest protection.
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A history of the unique nonviolent civil disobedience activities of a group of mainly Fremantle residents aimed at visiting US nuclear warships between 1983 and 1985.
Holly Hammond reflects on the challenges and opportunities of an activist Christmas. Great tips on surviving the holidays.
This toolkit helps charities improve their digital campaigns by centering the voices of lived experience. Reshape your digital campaigns to be more accessible, effective, inclusive and responsible.
The Network Building Canvas and Prompt Cards are designed to help you, your team or your organisation design your network for maximum impact.
After a big year of effort it’s important to take time for reflection, evaluation, team-building, celebration, and planning. These resources will help.
Wondering what to give the passionate changemaker in your life… including yourself?! Pay for a training session, look after their wellbeing, support the causes they are passionate about or buy them a book.
Looking for some inspiring reading for 2021 for yourself or as a gift? Here is a list of books on activism and organising to get you thinking.
The top 10 resources of 2020 from The Commons Social Change Library featuring resources on organising, activism, campaigning and more.
Details of the images, dates and quotes for each month of the Commons 2021 Calendar.
An introduction to the concept of framing, drawing on George Lakoff’s book Don’t Think of an Elephant! Know Your Values and Frame the Debate.
This book chapter by Aidan Ricketts is about the key moments and positive sides of the old forest growth campaign in northern NSW in the 1990s.
Practical tips from experienced advocates. Collated by Erin Gilmer to empower any person entering the advocacy space to have the knowledge they need to make the biggest impact.
Research from surveys & interviews (over 1000 organisations) on the state of digital organising and online campaigns/activism across Europe.
The Path of Most Resistance: A Step-by-Step Guide to Planning Nonviolent Campaigns by Ivan Marovic is a practical guide for activists and organizers of all levels, who wish to grow their resistance activities into a more strategic, fixed-term campaign.
ChangeMakers Organising School – Training (videos and slides) to connect and deepen knowledge to organise for social change.