A list of presentations and articles from the FWD+Organise conference on organising and digital campaigning held in Sydney, Australia in 2019.
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.
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.
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.
Learn practical tips from Digital Storytellers on how to make a video with your smartphone including information about what you need, shooting tips and editing.
Australian Progress holds Australia’s largest social change conference every two years. Here are links to presentations and articles from conferences so far.
What is community mapping? Learn from organisers that have used the community mapping model to empower their own communities.
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.
Insights from ActionStation in Aotearoa New Zealand about how it transformed from a members-based to a values-led organisation using crowdsourcing.
Anita Tang shares the process for running a Campaign Clinic to generate fresh ideas and innovations in campaigning.
Audio recording of the ‘Solidarity In Times Of Crisis’ panel from Progress 2019. Speakers considered the role of civil society in countering the conditions and beliefs that give rise to daily discrimination as well as events such as the Christchurch terror attacks.
Messaging in the age of alternative facts – Anat Shenker-Osorio (Communications Expert) – Progress 2017
Anat Shenker-Osorio on the importance of telling our own story in campaign messaging, rather than negating the stories of our opposition.
Learn from Digital Storytellers on how to tell and film great stories with your smartphone video. Gather content faster, lighter and without a big budget.
Learn from Moira Cully’s experience of online petitions, in particular using Megaphone, a petition platform for the Australian union movement.
This guide covers the fundamental principles in planning, creating, testing and evaluating a paid Facebook advertising campaign.
Top tips on Facebook advertising from Lee Strike’s presentation at Progress 2019. Facebook ads can be a significant boost to your campaign, if you get the basics right.
Australia’s first digital union, Hospo Voice, set up Fair Plate so you can see what’s really happening under the table. Hospitality staff have left thousands of reviews to show you which places are stealing wages and treating people like crap.
Australian Progress has prepared this 40-point summary of Pastor Rick Warren’s bestselling book The Purpose Driven Church. The resource is based on Rick Warren’s experience of growing his church, Saddleback, from scratch to 20,000 members attending every week. Saddleback is now the eighth biggest church in the United States.
Nadine Flood from the CPSU presents at Progress 2015 on the dynamic tension at the heart of the union movement’s theory of change – as both grassroots movement and the large representative and regulated institutions.
Ben Knight presented at Progress 2015 about the power of unleashing collective intelligence through better technology. He provides a short introduction to the Loomio platform for discussion and decision-making.