How do you measure gifts of time, expertise and leadership? What indicators can you use to assess grassroots power building, organising and volunteer initiatives?
A list of presentations and articles from the FWD+Organise conference on organising and digital campaigning held in Sydney, Australia in 2019.
Need to make the most of a hot campaign moment, mobilise people and create local actions? Tips and advice from 3 experts on how to organise mass calls and webinars.
Barnstorms are large campaign events which activate volunteers and supporters to step up and convene actions. Anita Tang shares the model developed by the Bernie Sanders campaign with suggestions for the Australian context.
The Momentum Community has shared webinars on movements, mass decentralised organising, mobilisation, non-violent movements and case studies including the Sunrise movement and Hong Kong democracy movement.
What is community mapping? Learn from organisers that have used the community mapping model to empower their own communities.
This guide introduces the vision and model of a resilience hub, a place where neighbours can deepen a sense of belonging, learn new skills together, provide for basic needs, prepare for disasters, and build a more inclusive and joyful community.
Insights from the ‘Barnstorming in the Australian Context’ workshop at FWD+Organise 2019. Includes information about what barnstorming is, tips for running them well, and examples from four Australian organisations.
GetUp is one of Australia’s most impactful and influential community organisations, and Paul Oosting is their national director. We discuss what GetUp learnt from the 2019 Federal Election campaign. We find out Paul’s insights about what it’s like to operate under the pressure of media and political attack.
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.
The Blueprints for Change Progressive Organizing and Campaigning Manual offers 14 How-to guides on cutting-edge approaches to progressive organizing and mobilizing.
Resilience-Based Organizing departs from traditional organising approaches to address the reality of the ecological crisis. It involves 3 core ingredients: Reclaim Our Labor; Contest for Power, Create a Crisis of Governance; Lead With Vision.
QGIS is a free and open-source cross-platform desktop geographic information system (GIS) application that allows one to analyse, edit, construct and export geospatial data. Michael Pulsford has created and shared a document to help one get started using GIS.
A list of resources about decentralised organising collated and shared by Richard D. Bartlett finding lessons across diverse contexts, from social movements to formal workplaces.
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.
We have radical challenges like climate change and inequality but not many radical political leaders. What does it take to find and elect leaders like Alexandria Ocasio Cortez who is trail blazing a new political agenda in the United States? Becky Bond was one of the Field Directors for the Bernie Sanders campaign and she shares her experience of combining radical agendas and political parties.
Hahrie Han is one of the world’s top researchers studying ways of strengthening civic engagement. We explore the different strategies you can use to build people power and the journey she took to become one of the world’s top researchers in this space.
This organizing manual was written by Bayard Rustin & distributed for the 1963 March on Washington, one of the largest civil rights rallies in US history.
Here is a list of crowdsourced ideas on how to make meetings and activism more welcoming and inclusive for parents/carers and their families.