About the Change Agency

Approach People Partners Workshops Mentoring Pricing The Change Agency is a collective of activist educators and researchers. We work with civil society groups to help people clarify their purpose and develop plans that will enable them to focus their energies and...

Movement Action Plan wiki

The Movement Action Plan is a strategic model for waging nonviolent social movements developed by Bill Moyer, a US social change activist. The MAP, initially developed by Moyer in the late 1970s, uses case studies of successful social movements to illustrate eight...

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the Change Agency

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. People Power Manual Toolkit Search Donate News and Updates...

nonviolent direct action (NvDA) and civil disobedience

Violence is often viewed as the ultimate revolutionary means: the gun-wielding guerrilla, the brick- throwing student and the militant terrorist are all common images of the struggle against authority. This workshop unpacks that assumption and explores how to respond...

social movement educate the educator ed2

Activist education is conducted by and with activists, is openly interested in the processes of change, and utilises educational methods that bring about change toward social justice. Activist education builds a sense of personal agency in the learning environment. We...

social action skills

To win positive change in our communities, we need to hone a wide range of social action skills, developing our capacity to recruit and coordinate, communicate effectively, influence decision makers and implement the right tactics at the right time. The resources...

Donate to the Change Agency

Donate to the Change Agency We’re passionately committed to building capacity for sustainable and effective environmental and social change. Our mission is to strengthen community and workplace action for social, ecological and economic justice by providing...

Styles

Supporting effective community action 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. We develop, collect and...

Pricing

Approach People Partners Workshops Mentoring Pricing Pricing We negotiate fees with partners on a sliding scale, according to organisations’ capacity. Our fee ensures a project cycle from initial discussions to face-to-face facilitation then evaluation and...

Workshops

Approach People Partners Workshops Mentoring Pricing The Change Agency team support effective community action is by designing and facilitating workshops. Generally, these are tailored to the priorities and circumstances of our project partners. From time to time, we...

Approach

Approach People Partners Workshops Mentoring Pricing Approach We use the expression ‘activist education’ to describe our work. This has implications not just for what we consider important for community organisers to learn, but how we believe we/they learn most...

Critical path analysis [Process guide]

Objectives Inspire positive thinking about the future Shift to focusing on outcomes rather than tactics Outline some threads in the campaign’s stages Learn and practice the process to ‘cut issues’ Provide experience and skill in defining clear objectives Deepen our...

Cutting the issue [process guide]

Objectives Help reduce the scope of campaigns in order to focus efforts on where change can really be achieved.Consider the possible consequences of working on one part of a problem rather than others. Some activist organisations find the idea of ‘cutting the issue’ a...