HOW WE WORK WITH ORGANISING
ActionAid has a long tradition of community organising, with grassroots organising and direct-action at its core. In recent years we have increasingly been working with social movement building around the world – convinced that if done in the right way NGO’s and social movements can benefit immensely from working together on common goals.
This is a collection of all materials related to our organising approach:
If you miss anything or would like to get support in making your movement more effective - feel free to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
// OUR APPROACH
There is a great deal of potential, but also dilemmas and pitfalls when NGO’s and social movements cooperate. This is a collection of documents about our organising approach and the challenges in using this approach as a strategy to change the world for the better:
// LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
Here you can find links to the full list of online and offline learning resources on organising which we have developed:
// TOOLS AND SKILLS
A collection of good 'tools and skills' websites on organising and campaigning. Some we are inspired by - others we have the honour to work with directly:
- 350.ORG - tools for campaigning with a focus on climate
- BEAUTIFUL TROUBLE - creative campaign tools
- CRIME THINC - is everything that evades control: the daydream in the classroom, the renegade breaking ranks, the spray-painted walls that continue to speak even under martial law. It is the persistent sense that things could be otherwise, that there is nothing natural or inevitable about the prevailing social order
- GET UP, RISE UP FUND - direct action fund to support activists globally to shift power through nonviolent direct actions
- MobLab - building the power of changemakers to confront today's greatest challenges
- NETWORKED TOOLBOX - reflection/action tools to help create an open, democratic environment in which everyone is able to contribute
- RISEUP - provides online communication tools for people and groups working on liberatory social change
- SAFE SPACE KIT - is a guide for religious leaders on how they can become an ally and create a safe space for their LGBTIQ community members. The guide is produced by the LGBTIQ Kenya Alliance supported by ActionAid
- TACTICAL TECH - is an international NGO that engages with citizens and civil-society organisations to explore and mitigate the impacts of technology on society
// ORGANISING INSPIRATION
A collection of books, movies and much more - again, if you notice something missing please let us know.