A collection of resources by The Commons Social Change Library to help you learn all about activism, organising and campaigning.
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How to Make a Difference: 5 Steps to be an Effective Change Maker
Here is a short guide to support you on your social change journey. Follow 5 steps to have an impact on the issues you care about.
Start Here Topic Guides
Commons Library Start Here guides help you find your way through the many resources in each of the following topics. They include introductory articles, manuals, practical tools, case studies, videos, podcasts and more.
- Campaign Strategy: Start Here
- Organising: Start Here
- Power and Power Mapping: Start Here
- Digital campaigning: Start Here
- Lobbying and Advocacy: Start Here
- Creative Activism: Start Here
- Nonviolent Direct Action: Start Here
- Working in Groups: Start Here
- Diversity & Inclusion: Start Here
- First Nations Resources: Start Here
- Coalition Building: Start Here
- Fundraising: Start Here
Other Helpful Resource Guides
- Framing Issues for Social Justice Impact: Directory of Messaging Guides
- Progress Capacity Building Hub
- 10 Great Resources on Activist Wellbeing
- Resources to Cope With Climate Anxiety and Grief
- Resources for Disaster Relief and Recovery
- Governance Resources for Australian Not-for-Profits
- Digital Security Guide for Everyone
- Resources About Australian Housing Justice and Unwaged Rights Campaigns
- Resources About Police Violence and Racial Justice
- Resources to Support Action for Gender Equality
- Online Meeting Guides to Get Through Covid-19
- Eleven websites about the Australian Federal Government and MPs
What do the words mean?
- Glossaries for Campaign Strategy, Community Organising, Solidarity and Justice
- Dictionaries, Glossaries and Terminology of Civil Resistance
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