This extract from the book Grassroots and Nonprofit Leadership outlines the value of identity groups, also known as caucuses and affinity spaces.
Max Smith, co-director of the Community Organising Fellowship, outlines his thoughts on the practice of leadership for community organisers, and what it’s like to practice leadership during uncertain times created by the pandemic.
Quotes which draw on contemporary experiences of living beyond the gender binary to inspire collective action, resistance and solidarity.
The words we use matter! The Passing the Message Stick report gathers research and recommendations about the messages that work to promote First Nations justice. Read an excerpt, watch the briefing session, and download the full report.
Tips for personal and collective wellbeing and resilience during Covid-19 pandemic lockdowns. Insights from a survey by Commons Librarians.
A timeline of events related to the Australian campaign for marriage equality along with reflection and analysis related to Australian, Irish and US campaigns.
Review of the booklet We Will Not Cancel Us – And Other Dreams of Transformative Justice by adrienne maree brown. Discusses transformative justice approaches as an alternative accountability measure to ‘canceling’ individual harm-doers.
This article introduces some of the key concepts of transformative justice and provides links to a wide array of resources. Transformative justice describes a systems approach to identifying root causes of conflict and responding to these as a community.
Daniel Hunter outlines the key elements of campaigns: a strategic time-tested model for effective social change work.
The Institute of Community Directors has a comprehensive collection of resources to support good governance by not-for-profits. Check out these links to get started.
A resource to help non-profit organisations make their workplaces more inclusive and supportive of transgender and gender diverse people.
Tips for setting up strong groups and effective campaigns, provided by Holly Hammond to the WELA program.
After a big year of effort it’s important to take time for reflection, evaluation, team-building, celebration, and planning. These resources will help.
Many people have strong feelings about the US election. Here’s some suggestions around ways to support yourself and others.
An introduction to Australian Parliamentary Committees and ways advocates can navigate and utilise them. Includes a recording of a seminar presented by a Parliamentary Committee secretary.
Policy writing is a key part of the work of not-for-profit individuals and organisations. Follow these tips to do it well.
Tired of making new slide decks for interactive tools? Want new ideas on participatory methods online? Looking for new games and warm-ups? The “Online Monster Manual” is a compilation of 80+ online training tools from 350 globally.
An introduction to community organising by Marshall Ganz, a key thinker and educator in the field.
The Tactic Star is a tool for planning and evaluating tactics, it names some key factors that change agents should consider when determining their tactics.
Reflections on the Black Lives Matter moment of the whirlwind, navigating turbulence related to Covid-19, approaches to imagine the future.