Here is a list of radical, alternative and community libraries in Australia and around the world.
Research & Archiving
With research skills you can get to know your issues in depth, find out where people stand on those issues, and make a strong evidence-based case for change. Archiving your campaign and organisation materials preserves the story of your collective efforts, so others can learn from social movement history.
How can we move beyond research extractivism as justice focused scholars working with communities and movements? Here is a set of principles to help researchers design anti-extractivist research.
Professor Winnnifred Louise discusses the principles that can help campaigns to be more effective and durable.
10 Tips for how the Climate Movement can Improve Experiences for Activists with Diverse Health Needs
Researchers interviewed climate activists about their physical and mental health experiences. Here are 10 tips based on the activists’ experiences, insights and recommendations.
(Dis)solution is an Australian online and print journal published in Naarm/Melbourne. It is born out of a need for radical, critical thought and expression, particularly from emerging writers, artists and activists which challenges the catastrophic, ecocidal structures of the 21st century.
A list of articles and ideas from the Commons Librarians about resources to explore in archiving your work in social change.
Here are some tips and ideas of ways to make your research more inclusive when working with people with disability.
Guidelines, examples and tips to facilitate inclusive research practices and promote co-ownership of research with people with disability.
Practical guidance for non-profits and community sector organisations about how to get started with data analytics projects.
Walk through the six types of data that not-for-profit organisations most often work with and what you can actually do with that data.
Get things rolling and ensure your not for profit data projects are as successful and sustainable as they can be with this 15 step pathway.
Quick tips and tools to improve your internet searching skills including using filters, truncation, phrase searching and hyphens.
This article provides tips on how to run effective interviews for articles, research projects and podcasts.
How can we equip ourselves to design effective monitoring and evaluation approaches for campaigns, movement building and organising work?
Through research you can get to know your issues in depth, find out where people stand on those issues, and make a strong evidence-based case for change. Use these Australian publicly available data sources to strengthen and inform your research.
A report about the rich, diverse and unique history of queer communities in Victoria reflected in places, objects and landscapes.
An introduction to the basics of campaign research for social change advocates. Campaign research helps you get the right message, in the right format, delivered by the right messengers, to the right audience through the right channels.
Policy writing is a key part of the work of not-for-profit individuals and organisations. Follow these tips to do it well.
Useful guides from CIVICUS to learn how to gather information and data for a campaign using surveys, focus groups and interviews.
Research plays a crucial role in social change projects. Here’s a collection of useful guides to research from Skills You Need, including how to design research projects, gather data and analyse data.