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Australian Progress

Australian Progress

Australian Progress works to strengthen the capacity of non-profits and other community groups to create systemic change. This means strengthening leadership skills, increasing collaboration, and supporting innovation in advocacy. Australian Progress touches thousands of change-makers and hundreds of organisations each year.

Many of the resources in this collection come from the Progress Network, drawing on the skills and expertise of presenters and alumni from Progress training fellowships.

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Welcome to the Progress Capacity Building Hub

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.

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Passing the Message Stick

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.

Community Organising and Digital Campaigning Webinar Series

A webinar series from Australian Progress exploring insights from Australia and around the world on how to best organise and lead digital campaigns. Includes election case studies from the US, Northern Territory (Australia) and Aotearoa New Zealand.

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First Nations Justice

Hear from 3 First Nations leaders about the health and justice systems crisis, overpolicing and incarceration of First Nations people.

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The Future of Workers’ Rights

Behind-the-scenes lessons from the campaign to secure JobKeeper in response to widespread job losses from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Climate and Disaster Capitalism

Video about the risks of climate and disaster capitalism and how to work together to undermine attempts at cashing in on the Covid-19 crisis.

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All in For A Feminist Recovery

Hear from these powerhouse women on their vision for a feminist response to the crises the world faces. Video from Virtual Progress 2020.

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Mass organising calls and webinars

Need to make the most of a hot campaign moment, mobilise people and create local actions? Tips and advice from 3 experts on how to organise mass calls and webinars.

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Fighting online racist trolls

Laura O’Connell Rapira from ActionStation (Aotearoa New Zealand) ran a workshop at the conference, FWD+Organise 2019, about how their organisation worked with volunteers to tackle the trolls behind online hate. 

Man addressing anti-fracking rally in the Northern Territory, Australia wearing a tshirt that says 'Ban fracking Protect Country' with the logo SEED

Community Mapping

What is community mapping? Learn from organisers that have used the community mapping model to empower their own communities.

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Barnstorming in the Australian Context

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.

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