Digital campaigning leverages technology to create change through emails, petitions, WhatsApp and Instagram. Here is a list of resources to get you started.
Campaigning – Digital
Here are some email tips and a worksheet to help you plan and think about when writing to or asking something of your supporters. These resources have been shared kindly by the Australian Conservation Foundation.
A conversation with Hanna Thomas who guided 350.org to adopt a product team model for more effective digital campaigning.
Learn from Moira Cully’s experience of online petitions, in particular using Megaphone, a petition platform for the Australian union movement.
Australia’s first digital union, Hospo Voice, set up Fair Plate so you can see what’s really happening under the table. Hospitality staff have left thousands of reviews to show you which places are stealing wages and treating people like crap.
The Blueprints for Change Progressive Organizing and Campaigning Manual offers 14 How-to guides on cutting-edge approaches to progressive organizing and mobilizing.
A/B testing involves testing campaign communications online with your supporters. Most of the guide focuses on testing email communications, but you can also test web page formats and social media responses.
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.
WhatsApp How to Guide from Blueprints for Change. Use WhatsApp for campaigning, community building, activating networks and crowdsourcing knowledge.
Tamara Richardson speaks about online social movements; and how, with access to the right networks, you can create a global social movement.
Instagram is a global phenomenon – yet too many campaigners don’t know how to use it. Start your Instagram journey here with accounts to follow, and ideas for its use.
Digital campaigning – what works and what doesn’t? Get Up shares it learnings of digital experimentation and analytics.
Metrics should help you improve how you invest in and plan campaigns. But while “vanity metrics” such as list size or pageviews sound big and impressive, they can be misleading. This report offers new approaches to measuring member engagement.
Social media never stops! Jessie Mawson presented these tips for staying sane to the eCampaigning Forum in 2016.
GetUp is one of Australia’s most impactful and influential community organisations, and Paul Oosting is their national director. We discuss what GetUp learnt from the 2019 Federal Election campaign. We find out Paul’s insights about what it’s like to operate under the pressure of media and political attack.
Podcast interview with Jeremy Heimans, a digital social movement entrepreneur & key figure behind social change organisations like GetUp, Avaaz and Purpose.
The Mobilisation Cookbook is a guide to answer (almost) everything you wanted to know about “people-powered” campaigns at Greenpeace but were afraid to ask. Developed for Greenpeace staff, volunteers, and allies, this guide will help anyone cook up effective people-powered campaigns.
Build strong advocacy teams using this checklist to assess your team’s readiness to campaign for—and win—change in the modern landscape.
Is your campaign about people, or staff? Distributed, or centralised? This worksheet outlines six factors to think about when analysing how ‘open’ your campaigns are, from the participants of MobLab’s Open Campaigns Camp.
The four ingredients Greenpeace campaigners use to build successful people-powered campaigns, straight from the folks at MobLab.