Learn about the SCARF Model for Psychological Safety in Groups by David Rock. It’s a tool for diagnosing and supporting good group health.
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.
Understand when to talk and when to fight with this model for talking about conflict, negotiation and resistance.
Lessons from social and labour movements that discuss how movements bringing people together for common preservation arise and can be built.
Learn about cohesion fostering practices and processes in this article by Liane Munro about how activist groups can be more cohesive and effective.
Review of the booklet We Will Not Cancel Us – And Other Dreams of Transformative Justice by adrienne maree brown. Discusses transformative justice approaches as an alternative accountability measure to ‘canceling’ individual harm-doers.
This article introduces some of the key concepts of transformative justice and provides links to a wide array of resources. Transformative justice describes a systems approach to identifying root causes of conflict and responding to these as a community.
A guide from The Commons Social Change Library with collated resources to help groups work together better.
A selection of tools and techniques – both formal and informal – for facilitating meetings, workshops and events by Rhizome.
Introduction An in-depth guide by Seeds for Change about facilitating meetings and how to make them more effective, inclusive and enjoyable. Meetings have the potential to be inspiring! They provide a space where people come together for a common purpose – whether that’s making decisions, exploring a shared problem or providing mutual support. Ideally, everyone […]
The Institute of Community Directors has a comprehensive collection of resources to support good governance by not-for-profits. Check out these links to get started.
Reports, toolkits, templates and guides from Mobilisation Lab including campaign strategy, storytelling, digital campaigning, security and more.
ChangeMakers Organising School – Training (videos and slides) to connect and deepen knowledge to organise for social change.
People power – Learn about the the five different, dynamic strategies that can create powerful change when mixed together.
Want to know how to run a large scale volunteer led phonebank? Learn from the Sunrise Movement and how they managed their teams.
Use this Engagement Pyramid from the Mobilisation Lab to visualise the different ways a person might get involved with your campaign.
Change the world with boycotts, workplace action and memes, political campaigns, disaster relief, civil disobedience and more.
List of digital tools activists have used to support effective meetings, training and conferences that complement and/or integrate with Zoom.
A toolkit to accelerate the planning process so we can get campaigns out the door faster to create more effective people powered campaigns.
After a big year of effort it’s important to take time for reflection, evaluation, team-building, celebration, and planning. These resources will help.
Do you want to double the engagement and productivity of your next online meeting? Here is a visual guide with practical & easy to use tips.