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peoples climate march
Fellowship

December 6, 2015

Community organising for climate justice

Graduates of our Community Organising Fellowship played key leadership roles in the People’s Climate March in November. Around the world, three-quarters of a million people marched to encourage their leaders to take strong commitments to Paris. Marches were held in 50 cities and towns right around Australia. Their leadership speaks volumes about the impact of…

People Power Manual cover
General News

September 13, 2015

Campaign Strategy Guide: ‘How to’ guides for organisers and activist educators

The Campaign Strategy Guide was the first instalment of the People Power Manual, a resource created for activist educators and facilitators. Campaign strategy needn’t be mystifying, lonely or stressful. Social movements become more powerful as more people are equipped to analyse their political context, consider paths to change and mindfully plan tactics. The Campaign Strategy Guide equips…

October 6, 2014

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 I love my job as an organiser at Solar Citizens is the people…

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scissors
General News

July 28, 2020

Cutting the issue: Why campaign on part of a problem?

The Change Agency team have been teaching campaigners to ‘cut the issue’ for 15 years. This strategising process challenges campaigners to differentiate between problems and issues. An issue is part of the problem, and also part of the solution. Our People Power Campaign Strategy Training Guide illustrates this distinction with examples. Under-funded public health is…

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

June 3, 2020

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…