Book Review

19 September 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Winning Ideas

Short provocative sessions for strategists, campaigners and organisers. Does your team need some fresh ideas to inspire your campaigning, organising and movement building? These short taster sessions are designed to enliven team meetings, giving you new perspectives and frameworks to apply. Each session is a conversation guided by Holly Hammond, drawing on the source book […]

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05 June 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Decolonizing Solidarity Book Club

Decolonizing Solidarity: Dilemmas and Directions for Supporters of Indigenous Struggles is a book by Clare Land. The book is based on interviews with 24 Aboriginal community members and non-Aboriginal activists, and includes what the author has personally learned through her own activist work in southeastern Australia. ‘This book… addresses situations and ideas that few non-Aboriginal […]

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11 December 2016 ~ 0 Comments

No Shortcuts to Building Power

What’s on your summer reading list? Joel Dignam whets our appetites with this review of Jane McAlevey’s ‘No Shortcuts: Organising for Power in the Gilded Age’. “Organising”, says Jane McAlevey, “is fundamentally about having hard conversations with people and not running away from hard issues.” Her latest book, No Shortcuts: Organizing for Power in the […]

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01 June 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Time to move the rock

Holly Hammond and Sam La Rocca presented a workshop at Progress 2015, along with a video presentation from Daniel Hunter. The workshop explored Daniel’s metaphor ‘politicians are like a balloon tied to a rock’. This article from Holly and Sam captures the ideas shared in the workshop as a contribution to further discussion amongst campaigners […]

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08 May 2015 ~ 2 Comments

Moving The Rock: Shifting Power for Sustained Change

On 7 May Holly Hammond and Sam La Rocca presented a workshop at Progress 2015, featuring Daniel Hunter via a video presentation. The workshop was very well attended (150 plus folks – thanks for coming out!) and the discussion, though brief, was rich. Here’s some background on the ‘moving the rock’ concept. Please share this […]

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26 January 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Strategy and Soul Bookclub Workshops

The online discussion of Strategy and Soul is in full swing – get in touch if you’d like to join. Here’s two opportunities to be part of the face-to-face bookclub. Weekend Workshop: Campaign Strategy with Soul A 1 ½ day workshop to apply the insights from Strategy and Soul to campaign planning. We’ll explore: Framing your […]

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30 October 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Strategy and Soul Bookclub

Strategy and Soul Bookclub

Summer Discussion and Strategy Workshop   Strategy and Soul is the riveting David versus Goliath story of the campaign against Philadelphia casino development. Written by Daniel Hunter, experienced US activist educator, the book reads like a novel but teaches like a strategy manual. To get the most out of this excellent resource Plan to Win has […]

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17 March 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Strategy & Soul Insights

Learning from Daniel Hunter Anita Tang, Manager of the Policy & Advocacy Team at the Cancer Council NSW, reflects on meeting Daniel Hunter at the recent Sydney Campaigners’ Network event. She shares insights from his work which can contribute to strategic and soulful campaigning.  I read Strategy & Soul in 2013 and have been recommending it to everyone […]

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23 February 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Review: Power in Coalition

In the lead up to our Melbourne Campaigners’ Network session on Building Effective Alliances, Denisse Sandoval shares insights from Amanda Tattersall’s book Power in Coalition: Strategies for Strong Unions and Social Change.  Published in 2010 but still pertinent today, Power In Coalition reads like a manual for effective alliance building. We may have seen token coalitions with simple community […]

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21 November 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Review: Undercover

Ellen Roberts reviews Undercover: The True Story of Britain’s Secret Police. In November 2011 at Occupy London someone handed me a flyer to an anti-fracking demo, inviting me to meet the group the next day and travel with them to an industry meeting. The next day I met the anti-frackers at the appointed place, and as […]

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