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Community organising graduate profile: Ellen Roberts

Community organising graduate profile: Ellen Roberts

Ellen is a graduate of the 2014 Fellowship program and is currently a coordinator with the Mackay Conservation Group. Why are you passionate about Community Organising? Why is organising an important part of the solution in your community?  Central Queensland has been...

Education and social action… inexplicably intertwined

Education and social action… inexplicably intertwined

'Education without social action is a one-sided value because it has no true power potential. Social action without education is a weak expression of pure energy. Deeds uninformed by educated thought can take false directions. When we go into action and confront our...

Community organising graduate profile: Jaime Yallup Farrant

Community organising graduate profile: Jaime Yallup Farrant

Jaime is a graduate of the 2014 Fellowship program and is a crowd funded Climate Campaigner in Perth WA and the coordinator of 350 Perth. Why are you passionate about Community Organising? Why is organising an important part of the solution in your community?  Only...

Community Organising graduate profile: Taegen Edwards

Community Organising graduate profile: Taegen Edwards

Taegen is a graduate of the 2014 Fellowship program and is currently a Community Organising Manager with Solar Citizens. Why are you passionate about Community Organising? Why is organising an important part of the solution in your community?  A big part of the reason...

Circles of commitment

Circles of commitment

Mike Pulsford's article outlines a model for thinking about the different levels of engagement of people involved in a campaign; what kinds of things people at each level can do, and what support they need to do those things; and how people can move from one level to...

Making public support visible: Glenn Walker on organisational renewal

Making public support visible: Glenn Walker on organisational renewal

The iconic Franklin River campaign - the cornerstone of our foundational story at the Wilderness Society - enlivened a budding movement and inspired a generation. It demonstrated that when passionate, committed people get organised and work together even the most...

Winter activist reading

Winter activist reading

What makes people tick? The three hidden worlds of settlers, prospectors and pioneers Chris Rose is well known to campaigners and strategists for his brilliant website and manual How to Win Campaigns. With What makes people tick?, Chris introduces the reader to...

Circles of commitment, ladders of engagement

Circles of commitment, ladders of engagement

[Emma Wasson reflects:] The Wilderness Society is using an adaptation of the ‘Circles of Commitment’ framework adapted from Rick Warren’s “The Purpose Driven Church” to develop a conceptual framework to measure the activity and engagement of individuals in our...

Understanding the success at Bentley

Understanding the success at Bentley

The six pillars of the Northern Rivers social movement against unconventional gas as evident in the Bentley blockade Based on an interview with Lock the Gate National Chair, Simon Clough by Ken McLeod, 14 June 2014 Social movements promote participatory democracy....

Community organising program: building power

Community organising program: building power

We're mid-way through the first cycle of our Community Organising Fellowship. The cohort of 25 organisers gathered in Pittwater (Sydney) in late February 2014 for our first workshop. During the 10 day residential workshop, we learnt a lot about each other and...

Build your own campaigners toolkit

Build your own campaigners toolkit

Our new website allows activists and organisers to create your own tailored collection of resources. First, select from 72 tags to specify your topic of interest. Perhaps you're looking for resources on 'lobbying' or 'communication' in the context of a campaign that's...