It’s important to know how to stay safe as an activist and human rights defender (HRDs). These tips are from Melbourne Activist Legal Support.
Checklist for affinity groups – looking out for each other and yourself when participating in a blockade or protest.
An interview with Maggie Cowling from Ducks for Detainees which is a group that holds art events to maintain awareness of the plight of offshore detainees.
3 how-to tools to improve your video and filming techniques from Witness including mobile phone filming, sound recording and interviewing techniques.
The right tech tools can make a huge difference to the effectiveness of a campaign or organising project. Check out Tijuana (campaign CRM), Neighbourly (doorknocking walk-list tool) and Spoke (p2p text tool).
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.
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.
Persuasive conversation campaigns can help break through to segments of the population who have a different perspective or have voted against you.
This How to guide on Distributed Organizing shows you how to unlock significant amounts of power among a group or campaign’s supporter base.
The top 3 messaging tips from Anat’s keynote speech at Progress 2019 – 1. Politics is not solidarity, 2. Empathy, not sympathy, 3. What you fight, you feed.
Need to know the best and latest digital platforms for organizers? Blueprints for Change have collated a list to help you with your digital tool selection.
Learn how to utilise the collective intelligence of your supporters with this How to guide on crowdsourcing from Blueprints for Change.
How-to guide on networked coalitions/campaigns. Harness the power of networks to develop more agile, dynamic and distributed campaigning coalitions.
Volunteer-led phone banking How to Guide from Blueprints for Change. Learn all the ins and outs of phone banking – theoretical and practical.
How to guide from Blueprints for Change about how use peer to peer texting (P2P) to deliver calls of action – includes best practice and case studies.
Learn from groups that have remote teams and have developed ways to support them at a distance whilst maintaining a sense of purpose and togetherness.
Using Facebook groups for organizing – This is for groups needing to reach out, build their base & mobilize people to come to events.
When social change campaigns experience setbacks it’s understandable this can lead to difficulties in activist groups. Here are some tips and further resources for holding groups together in hard times.
Top tips from Friends of the Earth (England, Wales & Northern Ireland) on how to use Twitter and Facebook as a powerful tool for campaigning.