Max Smith, co-director of the Community Organising Fellowship, reviews the Tools for Radical Democracy guide to electoral organising, and draws out some key considerations for deciding whether or how to engage in elections.
Learning to attune to the cycles of our own leadership can help us know when to do the right thing at the right time.
Case study of organising at a local level, Victorian Trades Hall Council’s Candidate School, focused on changing who gets elected to local office.
Samuel Chu – founder of Hong Kong Democracy Council in the US – discusses the Hong Kong pro-democracy movement and international solidarity.
Changemaker Chat with Owen Jones: The story behind one of the United Kingdom’s most high profile left wing figure
Listen to the story of Owen Jones – a British left wing and Labour party activist, writer, orator and political commentator.
Teachers’ union activist Randi Weingarten discusses her experiences of social change and educational reform.
Curious about the remarkable rise of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and policies like the Green New Deal? We talk to Andrés Bernal about both.
Myint Cho, Burmese student pro-democracy activist, discusses the civil disobedience movement in Burma from past to present.
Arnie Graf discusses his 45 years of community organising experience, from his early days with Saul Alinsky,
Max Smith, co-director of the Community Organising Fellowship, outlines his thoughts on the practice of leadership for community organisers, and what it’s like to practice leadership during uncertain times created by the pandemic.
ChangeMakers Organising School – Training (videos and slides) to connect and deepen knowledge to organise for social change.
Podcast with Marshall Ganz and leaders about how they organize their communities and build the power their people need to achieve real change.
Use this Engagement Pyramid to visualise the different ways a person might get involved with your campaign.
Transformational Change Leadership – A roadmap for leadership in collective, community-led & collaborative action.
Over 40 quotes by inspiring women leaders and activists from Australia and around the world about leadership, diversity and the environment.
Community organising is a way of building people power that focuses on building the capacity, skills and leadership of the people involved in making change. This article explains community organising and its history.
Five books recommended by participants and convenors of Women’s Environmental Leadership Australia. This list includes comprehensive discussions about women’s leadership, practical guides, and two memoirs from inspiring women leaders.
An inspiring list of feature films and documentaries about women and social change including Women of Steel, Suffragette, Mission Blue, She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry and more.
Hear Marshall Ganz talk at the Virtual Progress 2020 conference about organising and leadership during the time of change in 2020.
This chapter by Marshall Ganz, lecturer and activist, investigates social movement leadership and takes us through examples from history. He outlines Leadership Practices: Relationship, Story, Strategy, Action; Structuring Social Movements; and Leadership Development.