Late 2017, Joan Staples first wrote of threats to democratic advocacy from three foreign interference Bills. Then in November 2018, the final most controversial Bill, the Electoral Funding and Disclosure Reform Bill, was passed with the support of civil society. The story of this transformation from horrified opposition to support for the Bill is a story of Australian civil society working together to influence legislation in a way rarely seen. It opens the way for future collaboration to proactively promote the strengthening of our democracy. [Joan Staples coordinates the mentoring program in the Change Agency's Community Organising Fellowship]Visit Link
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Strategy as a House is a basic mud map to help you and your team develop a campaign strategy. The foundation of a robust strategy is an understanding of context and a rigorous understanding of the problem you seek to remedy. Next, you’ll need an analysis of issues that are part of the problem and part of the solution. On this foundation, you can construct a theory of change and an understanding of how power is exercised around this issue, an analysis of decision-makers, allies and influencers. Finally the roof – our tactics.
Who can make the decision you need to influence (your primary target)? Who influences them (your secondary targets)? Who use exercises influence for/against this decision? A power map is a simple yet powerful tool to map decision makers and focus your energy where it makes the greatest impact. Here’s a basic MS Word template to construct your campaign’s power map.
What interim outcomes or smaller changes do you expect you’ll need to achieve along the road to achieving your campaign objective? A critical path can help keep your team focused. Here’s an MS Word template to fast-track the process of creating your campaign’s critical path analysis.
This template simplifies the process of developing a campaign strategy, with 14 headings in a logical sequence and practical advice for developing each element of strategy. tCA’s website also has MS Word templates for critical path analysis and power map.