Organising builds people power for change. Here is a list of resources to get you started including introductions, different approaches, manuals, tactics, videos and more.
Progress Capacity Building Hub
Australian Progress’ Capacity Building Hub supports small nonprofits and grassroots movements to survive the pandemic and thrive beyond it.
The CBH offers tailored capacity building and coaching to grassroots movements and small nonprofits working on issues directly impacted by the pandemic, with a focus on organisations led by people with lived experience of the issues on which they campaign.
The organisations supported by the Hub include advocates for First Nations justice, racial justice, affordable housing, intergenerational equality, disability justice, gender equality, a climate-led recovery and more.
This collection brings together materials from many sources on governance to fundraising to digital campaigning that many small organisations will find useful.
Need some fundraising help? The Commons Library has collated a list of fundraising resources for not for profits and crowdfunders.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Need to know how to run virtual conferences or retreats? Australian Progress share lessons learned from their experiences with you.
Are you working for a not for profit organisation and putting together policies and procedures? Here’s how to avoid reinventing the wheel by accessing the Policy Bank’s comprehensive list of templates.
Do you need to set up a fundraising strategy and plan? Here are two articles and video to get you started from the Funding Centre at Our Community.
Get the most out of your online meetings with these facilitation tips, how-to guides, help with tools, and tips for working from home.
Looking for research on how to frame an issue on a certain topic area? This collection of reports, articles, videos and podcasts on issues including climate, crime, equality, nature, poverty and health will help you develop powerful messages and narratives.
A list of presentations and articles from the FWD+Organise conference on organising and digital campaigning held in Sydney, Australia in 2019.
Digital strategy insights and tips for not for profits focused on people and relationships and based on a decade of trial and error and research.
Australian Progress holds Australia’s largest social change conference every two years. Here are links to presentations and articles from conferences so far.
Some tips from The Australian Conservation Foundation about how to do a great media interview e.g. thinking about before, during and after the interview.
Anita Tang shares the process for running a Campaign Clinic to generate fresh ideas and innovations in campaigning.
Volunteers are a crucial part of social change organisations, and getting new volunteers off to a good start is critical. This checklist and the prompting questions will help you set up an effective and welcoming volunteer orientation process.
Learn best practice approaches to fundraising & proven tips to build lifelong relationships with major donors from Micah Demmert at Oxfam Australia.
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.