Curricula + Resources
Audience: High School Youth
Time frame: 2 hours
- Basebuilding within a movement context
- Different types of outreach and contact work
- Developing and delivering effective RAPs
- One on Ones
Concise set of tips and sample outline for volunteer orientation before canvassing or conducting outreach.
Praxis Project: is a national, nonprofit organization that builds partnerships with local groups to influence policymaking to address the underlying, systemic causes of community problems.
Check out their Campaign Development and Electoral Organizing tools for voter outreach toolkit, campaign curriculum (coalitions, policies, basebuilding) and sample event forms (budgets, sign in sheets, donation sheets, etc.) http://www.thepraxisproject.org/tools/campaign-development-and-electoral-organizing
This training is useful in creating a common understanding of what base-building is, why base- building is important, and how organizers can successfully build the base of their organization. This training is geared toward new and emerging organizers and leaders.
- Explore base building within a movement-building context.
- Clarify the kind of base our organizations need and how to get it.
- Look at levels of engagement within our own organizations.
- Build skills for doing good one-on-one recruitment.
Western States Center: building a progressive movement for social, economic, racial and environmental justice in the eight western states: Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.
Free curriculum pieces on a variety of political and strategy topics such as: Shared Oppressions, Unions, Gender Dominos, Reproductive Rights, LGBT Justice, Electoral Organizing, Dismantling Racism, and more.
Students will become familiar with outreach strategies and practice.
List of organizations providing trainings, technical assistance, fellowships, and curriculum to support community organizing.
This training is developed and adapted by the Chinese Progressive Association-SF and Seeding Change for new and emerging organizers. It draws from curriculum created by CTWO, SOUL and uses the "transformative organizing" framework from Eric Mann's recent book "Playbook for Progressives." This workshop includes a scenario based in an Asian immigrant community. This workshop can be adapted for other Asian immigrant and refugee communities and other communities of color.
This is really just a primer to introduce students to the idea of Tactical Clusters. We are developing a more formal workshop outline and will post.
Creative, bold visuals make a great center piece for every direct action. They do much more than make your actions look good. They unify your group, amplify your message, invite people to have a personal interaction with your work, and provide
a visual story through symbols that clarify the issue. If you integrate art into your campaign strategy and actions, you can make change irresistible.
In this manual you will find simple directions on how to make banners, giant puppets, stencils for t-shirts and posters, and cus- tomized t-shirts. Use them as a starting point and improvise your own techniques!