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Organising

Organising

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.

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Organising: Start Here

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.

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ChangeMakers Organising School – Season Two

Notes from training sessions hosted by ChangeMakers and Tipping Point April to July 2020. The training aims to equip organisers and campaigners to respond to challenges and continue their work during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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So, what is community organising?

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.

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Organising deeply during crisis

Adele Neale, co-director of the Community Organising Fellowship, makes the case for deep listening and learning as part of organising during times of crisis, including the current pandemic.

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The Future of Workers’ Rights

Behind-the-scenes lessons from the campaign to secure JobKeeper in response to widespread job losses from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Online Training Monster Manual

Tired of making new slide decks for interactive tools? Want new ideas on participatory methods online? Looking for new games and warm-ups? The “Online Monster Manual” is a compilation of 80+ online training tools from 350 globally.

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What is Organizing?

An introduction to community organising by Marshall Ganz, a key thinker and educator in the field.

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Learn About Organising from Marshall Ganz

Marshall Ganz is a key thinker and educator in the field of community organising. This article gathers two informative videos and details of other ways to learn from Marshall Ganz.

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Leading Change: Leadership, Organization, and Social Movements

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.

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How to Build a Team: Online Course

Do you want to know about building leadership teams and organising? 12 videos by Marshall Ganz that will help you learn all about setting up a team.

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Public Narrative: Online Course

Learn all about public narrative and the power of story through this series of videos from Marshall Ganz and the Resistance School.

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Podcasts About Taking Action During the Covid-19 Pandemic

Everyone is talking about the Covid-19 pandemic and the way it is shaking up our lives! You’ll find Coronavirus related content on most podcasts you could listen to. These ones have a particular focus on the implications for social movements.

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Activist Inspiration and Learning in Lockdown

The COVID-19 pandemic is keeping many of us at home. Without the usual forums, film nights, and other campaign activities how can we connect to inspiration and continue learning? Here are films, podcasts, webinars and online courses.

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Permanently Organized Communities

Movement Generation share key principles for building resilient organised communities during and beyond the Covid-19 pandemic. Includes emphasis on local self-governance and networks of mutual care.

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