Over 40 quotes by inspiring women leaders and activists from Australia and around the world about leadership, diversity and the environment.
An introduction to the basics of campaign research for social change advocates. Campaign research helps you get the right message, in the right format, delivered by the right messengers, to the right audience through the right channels.
Community organising is a way of building people power that focuses on building the capacity, skills and leadership of the people involved in making change. This article explains community organising and its history.
Adele Neale, co-director of the Community Organising Fellowship, makes the case for deep listening and learning as part of organising during times of crisis, including the current pandemic.
Engaging with the 46th Parliament is a key part of working in the policy and advocacy sector of Australian not-for-profit organisations. Here’s some key details you should know.
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.
A 2020 survey of more than 50 organisations across the progressive movement about technology by the Progressive Tech Network Australia.
This article helps advocates understand and intervene in policymaking more effectively by understanding the two main models of policymaking.
Jim Munro gives an account of how the Unemployed Workers Movement started and actions taken in the 1920s in Melbourne, Australia.
A talk about how the squatting of empty houses and military camps forced governments in Australia to provide emergency shelter in the 1940s.
Unemployed workers during the Great Depression, the repression they faced, and the protests and tactics they used to fight for their rights.
Useful guides from CIVICUS to learn how to gather information and data for a campaign using surveys, focus groups and interviews.
Facilitate the inclusion of individuals and groups in the design of policies via participatory means to achieve accountability and transparency.
Research plays a crucial role in social change projects. Here’s a collection of useful guides to research from Skills You Need, including how to design research projects, gather data and analyse data.
Five books recommended by participants and convenors of Women’s Environmental Leadership Australia. This list includes comprehensive discussions about women’s leadership, practical guides, and two memoirs from inspiring women leaders.
An inspiring list of feature films and documentaries about women and social change including Women of Steel, Suffragette, Mission Blue, She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry and more.
An introduction to community organising by Marshall Ganz, a key thinker and educator in the field.
This chapter by Marshall Ganz, lecturer and activist, investigates social movement leadership and takes us through examples from history. He outlines Leadership Practices: Relationship, Story, Strategy, Action; Structuring Social Movements; and Leadership Development.
Marshall Ganz discusses narrative strategy, story of self & the importance of communicating values through stories in developing social movements.