Ray Friedlander, an activist for an environmental organisation, talks about what a community organiser is and how she became inspired to become one.
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.
Today, a single email can launch a worldwide movement. But even though online activism is easy to grow, it often doesn’t last. Why?
The right tech tools can make a huge difference to the effectiveness of a campaign or organising project. Check out Tijuana (campaign CRM), Neighbourly (doorknocking walk-list tool) and Spoke (p2p text tool).
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.
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.
The ChangeMakers podcast is short series podcast that tells stories about people who are striving for social change across the world.
Top tips on how to recruit and retain members by Friends of the Earth (England, Wales & Northern Ireland).
Australian Progress has prepared this 40-point summary of Pastor Rick Warren’s bestselling book The Purpose Driven Church. The resource is based on Rick Warren’s experience of growing his church, Saddleback, from scratch to 20,000 members attending every week. Saddleback is now the eighth biggest church in the United States.
This handbook, based on the work of Marshall Ganz, aims to support you in developing your capacity for effective community organizing. It covers five key practices of organizing to build people power for change.
This excerpt from the Community Organising Guide provides an introduction to community organising. Organising is about generating and wielding people power.
This practical community organising guide by the Australian Conservation Foundation is a good example of how to start, set up and support community action groups.
Community organisers need to continually analyse their communities. What’s going on that has implications for our issue and campaign? Which groups do we need to be connecting with? How is power being exercised?
This article outlines three frameworks of organising. They are broad based organising; social movement organising; and community development informed organising.
The big organising approach utilised in the Bernie Sanders campaign offers several valuable rules to scale up your efforts, empower members and supporters, and catch the fire of momentum. Hear from Becky Bond, co-author of Rules for Revolutionaries.