Welcome to the Lobbying & Advocacy topic in the Commons Social Change Library. This article guides you through a wide range of materials to inform the public in relation to lobbying, advocacy and policy-making.
People Power, Civil Resistance and Nonviolent Action NVA Trainers and Facilitators – Lists of training activities from Beautiful Trouble.
Useful tools to help with planning and reflections in your campaigns – Before Action Reviews (BARs) and After Action Reviews (AARs).
How do you measure the impact of activism and advocacy work? Here are some ideas, resources and organisational examples to get you started.
Programs that are evaluated give twice: 1st in the impact it has and 2nd in making it possible for you and others to do better next time.
This collection provides how-to guides and resources regarding the skills and tactics you’ll need to reach your goals in election time.
How can we equip ourselves to design effective monitoring and evaluation approaches for campaigns, movement building and organising work?
Lessons learned from Fair Agenda’s campaigns on winning safe and legal access to abortion care in Australia.
Summary of key resources about scaling – the process of increasing the size, strength, geographical reach, & impact of social movements.
ChangeMakers Organising School – Training (videos and slides) to connect and deepen knowledge to organise for social change.
Why do movements matter? Why do we march on the streets or come together online? Great resource on movements and movement building.
After a big year of effort it’s important to take time for reflection, evaluation, team-building, celebration, and planning. These resources will help.
Links to useful resources in the area of advocacy, policy change, and social movement evaluation.
Taren Stinebrickner-Kauffman, the founder of SumOfUs and a keynote speaker at Progress 2015, gives a punchyy presentation about campaign evaluation.
Evaluating the impact of advocacy campaigns can seem impossible. Here are three handy guides that can help you undertake effective monitoring and evaluation of your advocacy and campaigning.