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Making Your Activism Accessible

This guide was developed to support activists in making their spaces, events, meetings and communications more accessible, in order to ensure that everyone is welcome and encouraged to join a movement for justice in whatever way they can!

Cover of Robert Cialdini's book Pre-Suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade.

Activism and Pre-Suasion

Lessons for activists on how to be more persuasive and effective, drawing on the book Pre-Suasion by Robert Cialdini.

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Campaign Communications Course

A course for grassroot groups to understand the basics of public communications for building a convincing, winning campaign.

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What Helps Motivate People to Take Action?

What helps motivate people to take action? Learn from this research from the University of Queensland that analysed the website communication of almost 500 Australian environmental groups.

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Making change: What works?

What key ingredients enable movements to realise significant change? Learn from four movements and this report’s insights and findings.

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Public Narrative: Online Course

Learn all about public narrative and the power of story through this series of videos from Marshall Ganz and the Resistance School.

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The NEON guide to progressive media work

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.

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Social Change Radio Directory

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.

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Improve your website accessibility

A comprehensive list of tools, checklists and websites to improve your website accessibility, e,g, standards, colours, documents, design, images, etc.

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How to Write a Great Blog Post

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.

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Fighting online racist trolls

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. 

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Narrating Change During ‘Psychic Breaks’

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.

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The Story Canvas Template

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.

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How to create a media package

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.

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How to do a great media interview

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.

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How to call talkback radio

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. 

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