Ricardo Morales an artist and organiser from the United States shares his wisdom and lessons from over five decades of organising through eight lessons explained through videos and a zine featuring his beautiful artworks.
bell hooks’ ideas have resonated widely. This resource-set focuses on her contributions to three key concepts in social justice movements: understanding intersecting structures of power; practising love, as a verb, as a pathway to justice; and the transformative power of teaching/learning as activism.
An examination of the growing influence of far-right and conspiracy-driven ideologies, including interventions in left-wing and progressive movements. The article outlines eight ways activists and organisers can respond.
A new research project to map organising models in Australia, with examples from three organisations: Australian Conservation Foundation, Results Australia, and Amnesty International Australia. Presented at FWD+Organise 2021.
Australian Conservation Foundation ACF shares their tips about organising and examples of strategies they have used in a post lockdown world.
Case study of organising at a local level, Victorian Trades Hall Council’s Candidate School, focused on changing who gets elected to local office.
Learn about the success of a deep canvassing approach to rights for undocumented migrants and Medicare for All in Michigan.
Reflections and wisdom from Jess Beckerling from the WA Forest Alliance. Here are her learnings from winning long game grassroots campaigns.
Sorcha Rochford on how NationBuilder supported customers in running an election campaign and a nonprofit in the midst of the pandemic, with practical takeaways you can apply in the lead up to our next federal election.
How do we convince our organisations to invest in tech and digital? How do we get new ideas up and running, and build a culture of innovation?
Extinction Rebellion member Kyle R Matthews explores how scholarship regarding civil resistance campaigns seeking regime change has been used by environmental activists.
How organisations and collectives can create more supportive environments for transgender and gender diverse activists to work and grow in.
Learn about the SCARF Model for Psychological Safety in Groups by David Rock. It’s a tool for diagnosing and supporting good group health.
Case study of anti fracking campaign in Canada. Interviews with mobilization leaders presents ten practices deemed as particularly effective.
This article outlines themes from The Future of Community Organising event held in October 2021, exploring challenges as communities move out of Covid-19 lockdown.
5 podcasts for your listening pleasure – A wealth of podcasts have been created to inform and inspire us about what’s happening at COP26.
Activism, burn out and stress – The impacts of burnout and strategies for preventing it, on a personal, organisational and movement level.
Summary of key resources about scaling – the process of increasing the size, strength, geographical reach, & impact of social movements.
Learn about cohesion fostering practices and processes in this article by Liane Munro about how activist groups can be more cohesive and effective.
This extract from the book Grassroots and Nonprofit Leadership outlines the value of identity groups, also known as caucuses and affinity spaces.