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CAMPAIGN & ADVOCACY
Identify the social forces and groups, spread across a spectrum, from the most dedicated opponents, to the most active supporters of your campaign.
SOURCE: Martin Oppenheimer and George Lakey, A Manual for Direct Action, (Chicago: quadrangle Books, 1965).
George Lakey, Training for Change, https://www.trainingforchange.org
As cited in James Whelan and Sam La Rocca, The Change Agency, http://www.thechangeagency.org
Use prompting questions to decide the best tactics for your campaign.
SOURCE: Beyond the Choir, www.beyondthechoir.org
Learn how to tell a compelling story about yourself, the community you organise with and your strategy to encourage others to create change.
SOURCE: Marshall Ganz, Telling Your Public Story: Self, Us, Now
As cited in
Relationships are at the heart of community organising. A relational meeting is a face-to-face meeting between two people where values, stories, and motivations are shared.
SOURCE: Edward T. Chambers 2004. Roots for Radicals: Organizing for power, action and justice, Continuum,
New York. pp. 44-54.
Use this framework to conceptualise levels of engage,emt annd plan engagement pathways for your campaigns.
SOURCE: James Whelan, The Change Agency http://www.thechangeagency.org
The Five Cs framework is intriduced in Make Believe’s ‘Purpose-driven campaigning: 40 key principles for growing social movements’ http://www.jrmyprtr.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/purpose-driven-campaigning.pdf
Identify and understand your community, and consider the social context within which you are developing strategy.
SOURCE: Fee Mozeley, Tha Change Agency http://www.thechangeagency.org. Adapted from the Sierra Club.
To help recognise what democratic process looks like, and the importance of it, and to understand how these principles can reduce structural discrimination.
SOURCE: As cited in Energy Justice Network http://www.ejnet.org/ej/
Australian Conservation Foundation
ACF’s Community Toolkit provides a practical guide on targeting your local MP, and getting them to listen to you and your community.
The Queensland Globe is an online interactive tool that turns physical, geographical and spatial data
about a particular location into map format.
The Commons Social Change Library is an online collection of educational resources on campaign strategy, community organising, digital campaigning, communications and media, working effectively in groups, fundraising, diversity and inclusion and much more.
The Change Agency is an independent social movement education initiative. We work with community organisers and activists in the Australia Pacific region to help people win social and environmental change.