In the aftermath of a challenging referendum loss, our communities are facing a critical juncture. GetUp and Australian Progress offer a messaging guide for social change organisations, helping you speak out and channel emotions into constructive action. Read an excerpt and download the full report.
Communications & Media
Creating change requires engaging audiences, communicating messages, and inviting people to join in action. The resources here will help you get clearer on what communication channels to use and how, how to develop compelling framing and messages, and the skills required to engage media (traditional and new forms) effectively.
Insights into how Australian environmental groups use collective action frames in their communication on climate justice.
Many environmental and social change groups call for climate justice, but what does ‘climate justice’ actually mean?
Un Fil Entre Nos Bulles Guide mégalodeste pour l’organisation d’Espaces transnationaux en ligne (Français) [A Guide for organizing transnational online meetings in French]
Le guide, Un fil entre nos bulles, a été élaboré pour outiller les groupes dans la création d’événements transnationaux en ligne.
Persuasive messaging to build widespread support for transformative change, like treaties, truth-telling and representation, now and beyond the referendum.
The Authoritarian Playbook: How Reporters can Contextualize and Cover Authoritarian Threats as Distinct from Politics-as-Usual
Guide for journalists and the media on the seven fundamental tactics used by aspiring authoritarians and a framework journalists can use to discern, contextualize, and cover the tactics.
This article by Oxfam Australia provides tips to help get your letter to the editor published.
This guide is useful for anyone who is new to lobbying and wants to learn more. It includes how to guides, stories and examples.
The Activist Handbook is a ‘wikipedia’ style website that provides guides and resources for people to become effective activists.
A short guide from People with Disability Australia PWDA with useful tips on how to portray images of people with disability.
This memo provides a brief overview of key considerations and pointers for responsible and conflict-sensitive election-related reporting.
Building a Resiliency Network: A Toolkit for Building Community Resilience during a Contentious Election Cycle
This toolkit offers simple, step-by-step guidance and worksheets for leaders seeking to take decisive steps to create resilience to violence in their communities.
Introduction This guide offers a blueprint for building and sustaining the collective power needed for workplace and electoral wins. However, just like an architectural blueprint, lines on a page on their own do nothing. It is up to organizers, activists and elected leaders to take the guidance herein and apply it when and however you […]
This guide has been written by people with disability to assist the general public & the media in talking about and reporting on disability.
A course to understand the basics of storytelling to change hearts and minds and specifically to win over the ‘moveable middle’.
In this talk, presentation expert Nancy Duarte shares practical lessons on how to make a powerful call-to-action.
Online presentation on skills related to documenting social change & social justice events so that learnings can be shared beyond the event.
Lessons for activists on how to be more persuasive and effective, drawing on the book Pre-Suasion by Robert Cialdini.
A brief webinar by Commons Librarian volunteer sharing tips for designing infographics for social media and training purposes.
A course for grassroot groups to understand the basics of public communications for building a convincing, winning campaign.