Welcome to the Collaborative Impact Methods Kit. This is a community-curated library of 500+ techniques and tools to unleash collective change.
Working in Groups
Making change is a collective endeavour that can bring many challenges! One of the biggest stumbling blocks can be the group itself: passionate individuals trying to work together. These resources will help you set a group up well, tune it up if it already exists, make decisions together, navigate conflict, and develop skills to be an effective participant and facilitator.
This activity makes visible the margins of the group and aims to support group members to feel seen and welcomed.
A tool to use in trainings on effective organising. This spectogram sets up the conversation on how to meet people where they are and move them into action.
Giving and Receiving feedback is a group exercise which supports authentic group relationships for long term collaboration.
Organizational Structure Matrix is a conversational tool to explore the benefits and disadvantages of different organizing structures.
A guide from The Commons Social Change Library with collated resources to help groups work together better.
Race Class Narrative Checklist is a tool for increasing inclusion and solidarity in movements, by ensuring we push back against racism and classism.
The Republic of Kunbábony is a group roleplay exercise which explores strategic ways to get involved in the political process.
Resilience Trees are a visual exercise to deepen our understanding of the practices that increase our resilience and strengthen our movements.
Flipping the Script is a tool for building confidence in one on one conversations in community organizing.
Chapati Power Diagrams are a leaderful organising tool which helps a group analyse power in a specific situation.
Meditative tool to develop awareness in order to increase our capacity to show up, work together and bring about change in the world.
This leaderful organising tool is a roleplay exercise which teaches skills for facilitating and participating in good meetings.
The mística is a feminist ritual exercise that is both political and spiritual, focused on deep listening and trust.
Blended Decision making allows for a collaborative, nuanced and power-informed approach to decision making in groups which can strengthen the capacity for leaderful organizing.
Body Scanning is a wellbeing tool which can strengthen the capacity for holistic and regenerative leaderful organizing.
Columbian Hypnosis is a theatrical group exercise which explores our tendencies and assumptions around power and leadership.
Comfort, Learning and Panic Zones is a leaderful organizing tool that can support us to create a transformative group culture.
Conflict Icebergs is a leaderful organising tool allowing us to understand conflicts and find empowering perspectives within them.
The DARCI grid (template) is a leaderful organising tool which allows for clarity in the distribution of roles and responsibilities.