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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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COF cohort 2019
Fellowship

October 17, 2020

Submit your Fellowship application by 31 October

The Community Organising Fellowship is an intensive training program for experienced campaigners to expand their organising skills and build powerful networks.  It’s an immersive six-month program that expands your skills and resources through practical individual and team-based exercises, digging into case studies and other resources, amazing guest speakers, peer learning and mentoring. Applications for the…

toolkit
General News

September 3, 2020

Finding (just) what you need

Our collection of resources for campaigners and organisers has almost 1000 downloads and links, shared with us over the last 15 years. To help you find a resource that corresponds to your specific interest or need, be sure to click through to our Build Your Own Toolkit. It’s a quick and easy way to search…

COF workshop
General News

August 27, 2020

Apply now for COF2021

Applications are now open for the 2021 Community Organising Fellowship for social and environmental justice campaigners. The Community Organising Fellowship is Australia’s most intensive training program for experienced campaigners seeking to expand their organising skills and build powerful networks. The Fellowship is an immersive six-month program that expands participants’ capabilities and resources through practical individual and team-based…

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…