A critical path charts a sequence of outcomes or changes that are necessary between where we are (here and now) and the resolution of the problem we’re campaigning to solve. This tool helps campaigners to articulate their assumptions about how the intended change will be brought about, step by step. It’s a powerful tool that challenges us to set tactics and communication to one side while we (first) develop a shared understanding about how things are most likely to change.
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Randy Stoecker’s political opportunity structure helps community organisers to think through strategy on a spectrum of confrontation to consensus.
Challenges organisers to consider how much power and energy their tactics create, show and take.
Exercise to help your group define the characteristics of political life in the ideal future as expressed in roles, relationships, and values in decision making.
An adapted version of the Midwest Academy’s community organising grid, this simple table provides one way of putting together key pieces of a strategy in a relative order.
A powerful tool to help groups shift focus from tactics to strategy.
Stretches people’s imaginations in envision and articulate the kind of society they would like to create, going beyond vague values to specific features.
Abstract from Bill Moyer (1989) The Practical Strategist: Movement Action Plan strategic theories for Evaluating, Planning and Conducting Social Movements. Social Movement Empowerment Project.
An experiential exercise to clarify the difference between goals, tactics and strategy.
U.S. activist-educator Bill Moyer conceived Movement Action Plan (MAP) to explain and explore the stages and advocacy roles evident in successful social movements.