Events

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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27 November 2014 ~ 1 Comment

Graduate Certificate in Community Advocacy

Enrolments are open for the 2015 Graduate Certificate in Community Advocacy – Australia’s most comprehensive social change qualification. This is an excellent opportunity for change agents to deepen their skills and knowledge through a unique accredited course. The Graduate Certificate draws on the latest knowledge about effective campaigning as well as established theoretical frameworks for understanding […]

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18 November 2014 ~ 0 Comments

End of Year Picnic!

End of Year Picnic!

It’s been a big year including a big state election! Gather with your fellow Melbourne campaigners to unwind and share stories. We’ll be gathering and eating from 1pm on Saturday 6 December at Edinburgh Gardens. At 2pm we’ll open the space for people to nominate conversations they’d like to have with others. This could be an election […]

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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 September 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Stepping People Up

Stepping People Up

Pathways for strong campaigns. If a social change campaign or group isn’t growing, it’s declining! Beyond likes on Facebook or email signups, what are the ways you involve people in your campaign? How do you step folks up from supporter to volunteer and beyond? The October MCN session will focus on activist engagement pathways. We’ll look […]

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02 September 2014 ~ 1 Comment

Campaign Communications Course

Boost your capacity to tell the story of your campaign or advocacy project. Engage people in action, reach key stakeholders and translate words and ideas into impact. Effective Communication Techniques, the final unit of the Graduate Certificate of Community Advocacy is open for enrolment, running this September and October. Complete this unit on its own, or […]

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17 July 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Indigenous Campaigns and Solidarity

Indigenous Campaigns and Solidarity

There is a rich history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s resistance in this country. Many of those stories have not been shared widely or given the recognition they deserve. Non-Indigenous activists at times feel unsure about what role to play as allies to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities working to achieve […]

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18 June 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Anti-Poverty Organising in Australia

Anti-Poverty Organising in Australia

The 2014 Budget includes a massive attack on Australia’s welfare system and the people who access it. This is the latest, and perhaps most blatant, of numerous attacks over a number of decades. So, if we’ve been here before, what can we learn from past campaigns addressing poverty and unemployment? This session will include an […]

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22 May 2014 ~ 0 Comments

#BustTheBudget – what can we do?

#BustTheBudget – what can we do?

Due to unforeseen circumstances we have had to reschedule MCN: Indigenous Campaigns & Solidarity (to 14 August), BUT WAIT – we have a hot new topic ready to go!! The impacts of this budget are widespread, but how do we make the most of this opportunity to take action? How do we engage new activists, what […]

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18 February 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Building Effective Alliances

Building Effective Alliances

Social change takes sustained collective effort – working together in alliances can increase power and bring needed resources to the struggle. But how do we get it together?! Anouska Teunen from Amnesty International Australia will share campaign stories and frameworks for developing alliances. You’ll leave with new ideas, practical insights, and contact details for potential […]

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