Organising builds people power for change. Here is a list of resources to get you started including introductions, different approaches, manuals, tactics, videos and more.
Organising – Community
What is community mapping? Learn from organisers that have used the community mapping model to empower their own communities.
In the 2019 Australian federal election, two local campaigns stood out. Two Independents, from two very different electorates, made history. We’re referring of course, to Indi in regional Victoria, and Warringah in Sydney.
Audio recording of the ‘Solidarity In Times Of Crisis’ panel from Progress 2019. Speakers considered the role of civil society in countering the conditions and beliefs that give rise to daily discrimination as well as events such as the Christchurch terror attacks.
Campaign insights from Daniel Hunter’s book Strategy and Soul about how to fight a battle people think is a ‘done deal’.
A case study and theoretical examination of nonviolent direct action against fracking in the Northern Rivers Region in Australia.
Learn how to be an effective community organiser and about the Community Organising Fellowship run by James Whelan of The Change Agency.
The Blueprints for Change Progressive Organizing and Campaigning Manual offers 14 How-to guides on cutting-edge approaches to progressive organizing and mobilizing.
How-to guide on networked coalitions/campaigns. Harness the power of networks to develop more agile, dynamic and distributed campaigning coalitions.
Betsy was the Online Organizing Director for the Obama Campaign helping the organization think about the intersection between online & offline organizing.,
Ray Friedlander, an activist for an environmental organisation, talks about what a community organiser is and how she became inspired to become one.
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.
The Building Power guide is for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders who want to change the world. It includes several training resources to build capacity for campaigning, such as explorations of change-making, power, strategy and leadership development.
This handbook, based on the work of Marshall Ganz, aims to support you in developing your capacity for effective community organizing. It covers five key practices of organizing to build people power for change.
This excerpt from the Community Organising Guide provides an introduction to community organising. Organising is about generating and wielding people power.
This practical community organising guide by the Australian Conservation Foundation is a good example of how to start, set up and support community action groups.
Community organisers need to continually analyse their communities. What’s going on that has implications for our issue and campaign? Which groups do we need to be connecting with? How is power being exercised?
This article outlines three frameworks of organising. They are broad based organising; social movement organising; and community development informed organising.
Community organising is a way of working that trains and builds citizen leaders inside community-based organisations. We need to build strong and vibrant civil society organisations that act for the common good.
A chat with Jennifer Dillon, the communications director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance in the US, about workers’ rights and their campaigns.