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Online Progressive Engagement Network (OPEN)

Online Progressive Engagement Network (OPEN)

The Online Progressive Engagement Network is a network of nearly 20 digital campaigning organisations around the world, including MoveOn (the US), Campact (Germany), and GetUp! (Australia). Each OPEN member organisation is an independent group working within its national context, enabling its members to take action online and offline. But the organisations problem-solve and innovate together, sharing research, tools, and tactics that build their collective power. OPEN’s contributions to the Commons Library are the result of that sharing: from tips for getting in front of the media, to a collection of GetUp’s A/B tests to optimise email and webpage performance.

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How campaigners are using Instagram

Instagram is a global phenomenon – yet too many campaigners don’t know how to use it. Start your Instagram journey here with accounts to follow, and ideas for its use.

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HTML Cheat-sheet

A useful cheat sheet to have to hand when using HTML to format text for email or web display.

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Principles for having a remote office

Some rules, principles and tips for how to successfully set up a remote office and have staff working in diverse locations around the nation (or the world!), synthesised from best practice around the OPEN Network.

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Exit interview questions

Exit interviews (the interviews you have with outgoing staff) are really important, but you only get as much out of them as you’re willing to put in. Here are some guiding principles, and questions to get the interview started.

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Tips on using Slack

Slack is a great way to facilitate easy internal communication – but getting started can be confusing. This guide was collated by the OPEN Network, incorporating best practice from a number of organisations who’ve used Slack for years.

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Structured Query Language (SQL) Cheat-Sheet

SQL can seem daunting for a non-techie, but it doesn’t have to be. Whether you’re just setting up your first database, or learning the ropes of a well-established data set, this is a useful sheet of basics to print out and keep above your monitor for those times you feel stuck.

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10 tips from GetUp’s decade of campaigning

Sam Mclean was National Director of GetUp for three years, and he learned a lot about leadership and campaigns. Here are 10 pearls of wisdom he delivered at a presentation to Campact in 2015. 

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How to make viral Facebook videos (with subtitles)

When it comes to Facebook, videos are now the main game. Making viral videos no longer requires an expensive production crew – all you need is a computer, an external hard drive, and a few Adobe programs.