Need to know the best and latest digital platforms for organisers? Blueprints for Change have collated a list to help you with your digital tool selection.
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Overview and principles for best tools
Modern organizing and campaigning is far from being a “digital-only” affair and while offline gatherings, election-based activities and group work may well happen offline, digital tools and platforms are often the vital thread that makes organizing large groups of people in networks possible without an army of staff or volunteers. Behind many of the leading new campaigns and movements, a set of digital tools and platforms are the glue that keep it all working together. Overall, the best tools and systems that support organizing work should be relatively inexpensive, “plug and play” – in the sense that they can rapidly be set up and deployed to support programs – and accessible in the sense that they are user-friendly or based on platforms that supporters and organizers already use and therefore do not require special training or a long adaptation period.
- Disclaimer / request for your help 1
- Overview and principles for best tools 2
- The values and ethics of digital tool selection 2
- Recommended tools and apps for organizers 3
- Other resources 8
- Attribution 9
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- Campaigning - Digital
- Digital campaigning
- Members_Supporters - Recruitment
- Organising - Digital
- Technology - Platforms