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.
Organising builds power by engaging and connecting people in collective action. The resources gathered here educate and inform about the craft of organising. You’ll find case studies, articles, practical tips, and training materials.
In the 2019 Australian federal election, two local campaigns stood out. Two Independents, from two very different electorates, made history. We’re referring of course, to Indi in regional Victoria, and Warringah in Sydney.
Volunteers are a crucial part of social change organisations, and getting new volunteers off to a good start is critical. This checklist and the prompting questions will help you set up an effective and welcoming volunteer orientation process.
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.
Young workers in a call centre in Sydney join a union and become confident to advocate for their rights and create better conditions as a result.
Campaign insights from Daniel Hunter’s book Strategy and Soul about how to fight a battle people think is a ‘done deal’.
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.
Learn how to be an effective community organiser and about the Community Organising Fellowship run by James Whelan of The Change Agency.
Learn from Moira Cully’s experience of online petitions, in particular using Megaphone, a petition platform for the Australian union movement.
Persuasive conversation campaigns can help break through to segments of the population who have a different perspective or have voted against you.
The Blueprints for Change Progressive Organizing and Campaigning Manual offers 14 How-to guides on cutting-edge approaches to progressive organizing and mobilizing.
This How to guide on Distributed Organizing shows you how to unlock significant amounts of power among a group or campaign’s supporter base.
How-to guide on networked coalitions/campaigns. Harness the power of networks to develop more agile, dynamic and distributed campaigning coalitions.
Volunteer-led phone banking How to Guide from Blueprints for Change. Learn all the ins and outs of phone banking – theoretical and practical.
How to guide from Blueprints for Change about how use peer to peer texting (P2P) to deliver calls of action – includes best practice and case studies.
Learn from groups that have remote teams and have developed ways to support them at a distance whilst maintaining a sense of purpose and togetherness.
Using Facebook groups for organizing – This is for groups needing to reach out, build their base & mobilize people to come to events.
Betsy was the Online Organizing Director for the Obama Campaign helping the organization think about the intersection between online & offline organizing.,
Ray Friedlander, an activist for an environmental organisation, talks about what a community organiser is and how she became inspired to become one.
Today, a single email can launch a worldwide movement. But as sociologist Zeynep Tufekci suggests, even though online activism is easy to grow, it often doesn’t last. Why? She compares modern movements — Gezi, Ukraine, Hong Kong — to the civil rights movement of the 1960s, and uncovers a surprising benefit of organizing protest movements the way it happened before Twitter.