The concept of prefigurative practices can help us identify and cultivate the many forms of activism that help to open up the space of possibilities from within which we can co-create better futures.
Questions can be revolutionary! An exploration of different approaches to questioning for organisers and facilitators.
Community resistance has been astonishingly effective at stopping mining in India. This article draws from the book Iron Will.
Community resistance has been astonishingly effective at stopping mining in Brazil. This article draws from the book Iron Will.
Results of the Organising Models Mapping Project survey focused on influences, structure, subgroups, and how models can be strengthened.
Lessons for activists on how to be more persuasive and effective, drawing on the book Pre-Suasion by Robert Cialdini.
Quick guide to understand the different forms of power – Power over, Power With, Power To and Power Within.
This matrix presents how different dimensions of power interact to shape the problem and the possibility of citizen participation and action.
The Power Cube is a tool to analyse the power your targets hold so you can create a more effective campaign strategy and bring about change.
Be inspired with this list of movies and documentaries about social movement struggles, victories and leaders – Selma, Milk, Silkwood, Norma Rae, Gandhi and more.
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.
Trying to make sense of the 2022 Australian federal election and the resulting political landscape? This collection of articles will give you valuable insights.
Introduction The ‘first 100 days’ comes from when Franklin D. Roosevelt, the 32nd US President, was elected to power and he and his government made a phenomenal amount of change in a very short time including passing 76 pieces of legislation. For more see Why Do We Care About the First 100 Days? (David Roos, […]
A bingo sheet full of low barrier things folks can do to stay healthier and handle stress better when under pressure.
Are you an activist experiencing stress or burnout? These articles, videos and tips will help you stay healthy and well while working to change the world.
Max Smith, co-director of the Community Organising Fellowship, reviews the Tools for Radical Democracy guide to electoral organising, and draws out some key considerations for deciding whether or how to engage in elections.
Are you passionate about social change? Help make activism smarter and stronger by volunteering with the Commons Social Change Library.
bell hooks’ ideas have resonated widely. This resource-set focuses on her contributions to three key concepts in social justice movements: understanding intersecting structures of power; practising love, as a verb, as a pathway to justice; and the transformative power of teaching/learning as activism.
An examination of the growing influence of far-right and conspiracy-driven ideologies, including interventions in left-wing and progressive movements. The article outlines eight ways activists and organisers can respond.
A new research project to map organising models in Australia, with examples from three organisations: Australian Conservation Foundation, Results Australia, and Amnesty International Australia. Presented at FWD+Organise 2021.