Posts By: James Whelan

toolkit
General News

June 3, 2020

Build your own campaigner’s toolkit

The Change Agency website has been described as a “treasure trove”, a “one-stop shop” and a “best friend in the drawer”. It’s an extensive resource collection built over two decade. Definitely more than meets the eye. There are multiple ways to find what you’re looking for. The ‘search this site’ window appears on every page….

COF fishbowl
General News

Lifting the hood on our Comm Org Fellowship

Monitoring and evaluation have been a focal point for the Change Agency’s Community Organising Fellowship since its inception in 2014. In this update, we lift the hood to share what we’re learning about the Fellowship’s impact. Our training team are guided by an evaluation ethos that lifts up transformation above transactions, and that doesn’t simply…

Social Movement Technologies
General News

June 1, 2020

Apply now for SMT’s Digital Campaigning Certificate

Discounted registration is now available for the 9-month Digital Campaigning Certificate with Social Movement Technologies starting September 2020. The SMT team are recruiting an Australia-Pacific cohort and have generously offered registrations at one-third the regular rate. Sessions start in September with the option of monthly discussion sessions for an Australian cohort. All 30 sessions will…

People Power Manual : Campaign Strategy
General News

April 29, 2020

tCA’s new training guides (drum roll please …)

We’re super proud to announce the 2020 edition of the Campaign Strategy training guide, now available as a download and in beautiful hard copy. The Change Agency team have been designing, collecting and adapting activist education curriculum for more than 15 years. Working with Jason MacLeod and Pasifika, we’ve been striving to transform our combined…

theories of change guidelines
General News

April 21, 2020

Theories of change

A theory of change can help guide campaigners, their teams and communities. A well-crafted theory of change helps align the available energy, keeping your team focused and clear headed about the change you plan to make and how. In our workshops, we often use a basic three-part format to train campaigners to clarify their theory…

mutual support
General News

March 19, 2020

Covid-19 update

All face-to-face Change Agency workshops, including the launch of our new training guide, have been cancelled. During this time of physical isolation, we remain available to support social change organisations remotely. Contact us if you or your organisation seek support for virtual / remote meetings (phone or videoconference) coaching and mentoring online workshops in campaigning…

General News

January 29, 2020

Campaign strategy and civil resistance workshops in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney, March & April 2020

The Change Agency team hit the road this March and April, with workshops in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. James and Adele will lead 2-day Campaign Strategy workshops for community campaigners and organisers. These workshops equip participants with a suite of tools to analyse their social and political context, define your objectives, choose the right target…

LTG critical path workshop
General News

October 24, 2019

COMM ORG FELLOW PROFILE: VICKI PERRIN

Vicki Perrin is an organiser with Lock the Gate, working with communities in the Wide Bay region, Central Queensland. She completed our Fellowship during 2018 while her community were campaigning against invasive unconventional gas fields. Fracking permits had been granted for large parts of her region, generating widespread concern and opposition. Since graduating, Vicki has…

PA Awards night
General News

October 23, 2019

National philanthropic award for tCA’s Community Organising Fellowship

On 22 July 2019, the 17 funders who have supported the Community Organising Fellowship since 2014 received Philanthropy Australia’s annual Environmental Award during a ceremony held at the NSW Art Gallery. The award, in its third year, was sponsored by the Australian Environmental Grantmakers Network. Our Community Organising Fellowship has been supported by seventeen donors – foundations, family trusts…

COF2020 recruitment
General News

July 29, 2019

Training for community organisers: COF2020 applications now open

Applications are now open for the Change Agency’s 2020 Community Organising Fellowship for climate justice and environmental campaigners. Are you looking to effectively build community power in your campaigns? Are you passionately working for environmental and social justice and looking to broaden your knowledge and experience in campaign strategy and community organising? 

If the answer…