Looking at building a group? Here are key questions that any group should consider and define during its formation.
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.
A guide from The Commons Social Change Library with collated resources to help groups work together better.
The Spiral Model is a learning framework for putting our values and principles into action in our social movement training.
The Learning Zone Model offers three stages we often move through when we are learning something new. Understand how to learn successfully.
Co-facilitation as an important leadership practice. Here are some tools and processes for effective co-facilitation.
Frameworks and key considerations for designing successful training workshops based on Simon Sinek’s Golden Circles.
This Campaign Starter Pack from Campaign Bootcamp UK contains information, inspiration and activity sheets, based on the experience and knowledge of people who have fought for change.
Are you planning your first campaign? This Handout is designed to give you the skills and confidence to run your first campaign.
A Guide developed by the Global Grassroots Support Network with ideas and strategies for activists groups to implement when dealing with turnover, especially with student led groups.
Introduction Emotions play an important role in mobilising people to take action on social and environmental issues. In this study of the anti-coal seam gas movement in regional Australia the authors found that anger about coal seam gas mining mobilised people to take action, but the combination of anger with the joy of connecting with […]
Learn about the SCARF Model for Psychological Safety in Groups by David Rock. It’s a tool for diagnosing and supporting good group health.
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 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.