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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…


September 8, 2014

Circles of commitment

Mike Pulsford’s article outlines a model for thinking about the different levels of engagement of people involved in a campaign; what kinds of things people at each level can do, and what support they need to do those things; and how people can move from one level to another, aka a ‘ladder of engagement’. It also…


Relational meetings

“A relational meeting as an encounter that is face-to-face – one to one – for the purpose of exploring the development of a purposeful relationship. You’re searching for talent, energy, insight and relationships…. Without hundreds and thousands of such meetings, people cannot forge lasting public relationship based on solid social knowledge or build lasting citizens organisations. Properly understood, it’s not a science, not a technique, but an art form. It’s one organised spirit going after another person’s spirit for connection, confrontation, and an exchange of talent and energy.” (Edward T Chambers, ‘Roots to Power’)

Bill and Col in the gallery

July 8, 2014

Circles of commitment, ladders of engagement

[Emma Wasson reflects:] The Wilderness Society is using an adaptation of the ‘Circles of Commitment’ framework adapted from Rick Warren’s “The Purpose Driven Church” to develop a conceptual framework to measure the activity and engagement of individuals in our organisation. The Wilderness Society speak of ‘Circles of Engagement’ (rather than ‘Circles of Commitment’). We found…

Bentley blockade
General News

June 30, 2014

Understanding the success at Bentley

The six pillars of the Northern Rivers social movement against unconventional gas as evident in the Bentley blockade Based on an interview with Lock the Gate National Chair, Simon Clough by Ken McLeod, 14 June 2014 Social movements promote participatory democracy. They are a grassroots response when the existing democratic system fails to respond to…