Writing a mission statement can be critical part of launching a new campaign or organisation. It grounds your team in a joint understanding of what you’re there to achieve – and makes it clear to the public what you stand for.
In Hungary, digital campaigning organisation aHang has been winning big and building people power in a difficult political environment. Their homecare campaign was a huge win for Hungarian carers, and people power everywhere.
Activists are often so focused on problems – it’s important to take in wins, whether big or small, to sustain us through the struggle. This article includes reminders of what we can celebrate, how, and why it is so important.
Trying to get your campaign moving fast and need your thoughts in one place? This is a simple template for designing an advocacy campaign that should help.
Members of the Sydney Cancer Advocacy Network often suggest ideas for new campaigns. So we came up with a process and template to help decide which campaigns were worth running. The first step is for members to pitch their idea to the group. Members then vote on whether to give the campaign ‘in principle’ support. […]
A summary of Bill Moyer’s Movement Action Plan. He describes eight stages through which social movements normally progress over a period of years and decades. It provides organizers with a map of the long road of successful movements.
Template Log Frame Matrix: A simple tool to make campaign planning and project management a pleasure
A simple tool to make campaign planning and project management a pleasure! A frequent challenge we face in campaign work is starting with a killer tactic and trying to retro-fit it to a campaign objective. We’ve all been there “But I love this idea so much, I just want to do it anyway!”. A Log […]
Anita Tang reflects on meeting Daniel Hunter and reading his book Strategy and Soul. She shares insights from his work which can contribute to strategic and soulful campaigning.
This tool will guide your team through a power mapping analysis to inform your campaign strategy with a thorough picture of the players, and their power. It runs step by step through a collaborative exercise where your team can all contribute to visual map of power holders and power relationships affecting your issue and campaign.
Taren Stinebrickner-Kauffman, the founder of SumOfUs and a keynote speaker at Progress 2015, gives a punchyy presentation about campaign evaluation.
As an organizer for the Pacific Climate Warriors, Koreti Tiumalu stood boldly in her truth and lived out the words “we are not drowning, we are fighting!” in every way. This videos was filmed at Progress 2015 and is an inspiring look at her journey to being a climate activist and a mother.
We’ve all been there – you need an elephant costume or a Nemo suit for a press conference this afternoon, or a chicken suit for your factory farming protest. Find out who has one here, and add your own!
This role play activity outlines an interactive session to help people experience a political lobbying meeting, in a light-hearted way. The role play involves people being from either the Minister for Magical Creatures, or the NGO “Unicorn Revive”.