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A Big Organizing guide to 2017 and beyond

Reviewing Rules for Revolutionaries: How Big Organizing Can Change Everything

A warning to those living in open and privileged societies and working in well-funded top-down advocacy institutions: This book may cause intense feelings of inadequacy and a burning desire to innovate. Rules for Revolutionaries: How Big Organizing Can Change Everything Becky Bond and Zack Exley November 18, 2016 Chelsea Green Publishing 224 pages Rules for […]

Organising a people’s movement to #BuyTwitter

Is the future of social media cooperative?

The #WeAreTwitter Organizing Collective is an open, volunteer-run group campaigning to #BuyTwitter (yes, buy Twitter) and turn it into a user-owned cooperative. The campaign is a big and bold idea. It’s also a distributed campaign with the potential to transform online power at a critical moment. An alternative coop ownership model may reposition social media […]

Beyond the First Click: How Today’s Volunteers Build Power for Movements and NGOs

Beyond the First Click examines innovative volunteer engagement work by 35 organisations empowering people to scale change and win by learning and doing more. If movements and organizations invest in and cultivate supporters who are doing substantial and meaningful work, then does their reach, impact and odds of success increase? That’s the question we set […]

CampaignCon 2016: We are here to change the world

Recapping the global activism and technology skill share

An unprecedented mix of campaigners and activists gathered for CampaignCon last week. We shared expertise, built network strength, and grew the capacity of our campaigns to win at every level. We had a unique opportunity to learn. Campaigning is complex, emotionally draining work. That’s more true now than ever. Every day we face decisions about engaging and mobilising people in fast-changing (and often […]

What’s on the mind of global campaigners?

CampaignCon participants share needs and questions about leading change and building power

Over 120 campaigners from 43 countries came together at CampaignCon last week to share expertise, build network strength and grow the capacity of campaigns at all levels – local to global – to take on the big complex problems we’re facing in fast-changing world. The gathering provided a unique opportunity to talk to diverse campaigners from every continent […]

Mapping an end to fires in Indonesia with Kepo Hutan

New map tools help communities, companies and governments

Unofficial and unreliable land ownership maps make it hard to hold a person, company or government entity responsible for environmental abuse. In 2015, fires across Indonesia created what some called the worst single man-made climate event in human history, emitting as much CO2 as Germany does in a single year while charring 2.5 million hectares of […]

Do better + win bigger by taking on marginalisation

A changemaker's guide to cultures that work for all

Culture, gender, race and other differences can contribute to marginalisation of campaign team staff. This impacts the ability of people to build trust, work together and implement winning strategies. Marginalisation isn’t just bad for people and teams – it’s bad for our work. We wanted to learn more and asked Kaytee Ray-Riek, a campaigner and […]

Virtual reality gets real in latest campaigns

Learning from the frontlines of VR at Greenpeace and beyond

Since the first mission to remote Amchitka, Alaska, in 1971, Greenpeace has heightened awareness by pushing the boundaries of reporting. Storytelling – and bringing people into the conversation about what’s at stake – is always evolving as technologies, cultural sensitivities, and the problems themselves shift. This summer, in keeping with this evolution and tradition of experimentation, […]

Beautiful Rising’s new toolbox for change

Campaign insights from the Global South in new multi-platform organising guide

Activists and communities in the Global South are on the front lines of campaigns impacting all of us. People from Indonesia to Venezuela and from the Marshall Islands to Congo are fighting for justice, resisting systems of repression and extraction, and building sustainable economies and politics that support self determination. The global campaigning community (if the […]