NEON’s Press Officer Handbook, a comprehensive guide to effective media work in social movements. Includes writing press releases, using the phone, preparing spokespeople for broadcast and much more.
Community broadcasters are an important part of social movements. The Commons Social Change Radio Directory includes details of almost 100 radio shows from 5 Australian states.
Looking for research on how to frame an issue on a certain topic area? This collection of reports, articles, videos and podcasts on issues including climate, crime, equality, nature, poverty and health will help you develop powerful messages and narratives.
A comprehensive list of tools, checklists and websites to improve your website accessibility, e,g, standards, colours, documents, design, images, etc.
Do you need some tips on how to write a blog post? Duncan Green from Oxfam GB shares ten ways to write a blog post in under an hour.
Laura O’Connell Rapira from ActionStation (Aotearoa New Zealand) ran a workshop at the conference, FWD+Organise 2019, about how their organisation worked with volunteers to tackle the trolls behind online hate.
This extract from the book Re:Imagining Change explores ‘psychic breaks’, seismic events (like the Australian 2019-2020 bushfires) that shake status quo assumptions and provide opportunities for new stories to be told.
The Story Canvas is a template and/or online form from the Digital Storytellers which guides you to fill in the right ingredients to make a powerful story.
A media package puts everything a journalist may need together in one place – a media release, photos, a spokesperson bio and background information. This ‘How to create a media package’ has been put together by the Australian Conservation Foundation.
Some tips from The Australian Conservation Foundation about how to do a great media interview e.g. thinking about before, during and after the interview.
Here is a list of radio stations in Australia that you can call to get your views heard on talkback radio and some tips to help get your issues heard from the Australian Conservation Foundation.
Tips from CounterAct for small grassroots groups on creating quality online content, making sure it is reaches the right audience and lands as well as it could.
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.
Email is the dominant engagement channel for most organisations. A well-designed email program should be at the heart of your communication strategy.
This paper uses Australian case studies to demonstrate the continued evolution of the use of humour in environmental, peace, and social justice movements.
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.
This handbook is a practical and accessible introduction to the importance of values and frames for organisations working towards a more sustainable and just society.
Australian Progress has prepared this 40-point summary of Pastor Rick Warren’s bestselling book The Purpose Driven Church. The resource is based on Rick Warren’s experience of growing his church, Saddleback, from scratch to 20,000 members attending every week. Saddleback is now the eighth biggest church in the United States.
This is a resource to help you test your messages. It is designed for campaigners who have little or no experience with message testing.