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Outreach Partners

There is no cost to becoming an SMT Outreach Partner. Funders, organizing networks, and groups with large email lists of progressive groups or unions can become Outreach Partners.

As an Outreach Partner, when SMT offers a training of use to your network, you send out a broad email notification about it.  (The email can reference multiple upcoming trainings, but it can only be used for a discount on the next immediate training or two after it was sent.) SMT can only afford to offer discounted rates if Outreach Partners are enabling significantly more people to access SMT trainings. 

Anyone affiliated in any way with an Outreach Partner gets a substantial discount on trainings (from10-50% off, depending on the program).  They must forward the Outreach Partner’s email about the training to us to get the discount.

If you would like your organization to become an SMT partner, send an email to [email protected] indicating so with your name, title and contact information as well as the size and nature of the network you can share training info with, and we will be in touch.

Multi-region or Global networks

  1. CIVICUS
  2. OPEN – Online Progressive Engagement Network
  3. PWYP – Publish What You Pay
  4. UN Antiracism Coalition (UNARC)

Africa – Sub-Sahara

  1. Africa Human Rights Network
  2. Africans Rising
  3. Afrika Youth Movement
  4. Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (ARTUZ)
  5. GALCK+
  6. Laudato Si’
  7. MOLI Burundi
  8. Woman Impacting Nigeria (WIN)
  9. WoMin African Alliance

Asia

  1. Grassroots Justice Network
  2. 350

Europe

  1. European Network Against Racism (ENAR)
  2. European Sex Workers Rights Alliance (ESWA)
  3. South East Europe Network (SEENET)
  4. Migrants Organise – UK
  5. ActionAid Italy
  6. Balkan Civil Society Development Network (BCSDN)
  7. Plataforma Portuguesa das ONGD – Portugal

Latin America

  1. 350.org – Latinoamérica
  2. Afrochingonas – México
  3. Campaña Colombia Contra Minas – Colombia
  4. Coalición por Venezuela. CPV – Venezuela
  5. Fundación para el Desarrollo de la Población Afrocolombiana del Quindío – Colombia
  6. Ipas Latinoamérica y el Caribe (Ipas LAC)
  7. Manifesta LGBT – Brasil
  8. Plataforma Global (Action Aid). GPES – El Salvador
  9. Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination (SASOD) – Guyana
  10. Tinta – The Invisible Thread

Middle East – North Africa

  1. Takatoat – Jordan
  2. Gusoor for Peace and Coexistence – Yemen

North America

  1. Alliance San Diego
  2. America Votes
  3. Amplify
  4. Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID)
  5. Bay Rising
  6. Black Infinity Collective
  7. Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League
  8. Blueprint NC
  9. Center for Community Change
  10. Center for Health, Environment and Justice (CHEJ)
  11. Center for Innovation in Worker Organization (CIWO-Rutgers)
  12. Center for Popular Democracy
  13. Choose Clean Water Coalition
  14. Clean Water Action
  15. Climate Advocacy Lab
  16. Colorado Civic Engagement Roundtable
  17. Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF)
  18. Corporate Accountability International
  19. Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma
  20. Dream.org
  21. Durham For Organizing Action
  22. Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR-USA)
  23. Food Chain Workers Alliance
  24. Gamaliel Foundation
  25. Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives
  26. Global Justice Ecology Project
  27. Indigenous Environmental Network
  28. Interfaith Worker Justice
  29. International Labor Communications Association
  30. Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP)
  31. May First Movement Technology
  32. Michigan Voice
  33. Midwest Academy
  34. National Coalition for the Homeless
  35. Nation Inside (end mass incarceration network)
  36. National Democratic Training Committee (NDTC)
  37. National Juvenile Justice Network (NJJN)
  38. New Economy Coalition (NEC)
  39. New Hampshire Labor News
  40. Nurses for Sexual and Reproductive Health (NSRH)
  41. Ontario Clean Water Alliance
  42. People’s Action
  43. Popular Resistance
  44. Power Shift Network
  45. PowerSwitch Action
  46. Right to the City Alliance
  47. Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ)
  48. State Voices
  49. Toxics Action Center (New England)
  50. Training for Change
  51. UniteWomen.org
  52. US Campaign for Palestinian Rights
  53. U.S. Labor Against the War (USLAW)
  54. UTOPIA
  55. Workers Independent News
  56. Unions and labor councils
    1. Colorado Education Association (CEA)
    2. NewsGuild – CWA
    3. California Labor Federation
    4. North Carolina State Federation
    5. Upper Ohio Valley CLC
    6. Washington State Labor Council
    7. Washington DC CLC
  57. Equity in Education Coalition

 

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Staff and activists of 4,900+ groups
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Testimonials

The program was an incredible journey of meaningful learning and connections with amazing advocates nationwide.
Without SMT we would not have been able to move our organizing from the field to the digital arena during COVID. They helped us set up systems, coached and trained our folks, helped us troubleshoot and launch digital outreach efforts all in crucial campaign moments. Can’t speak highly enough about what their help meant!
The trainings are terrific–geared for every level of experience. And being rooted in social change movement, especially helpful to organizers.
It helped me better understand, through the experience of like-minded organizers, how to use accessible digital organizing tools to support the efforts on the ground.
This program was pivotal in my early organizing career, providing a strong foundation for recognizing technology's power in social movements. It equipped me with tools to create effective systems for our organization and broader membership base.
This program has boosted my confidence in organizing and sustaining digital campaigns.
I felt supported by a community of hundreds throughout my learning journey.
SMT helped GAIA use LinkedIn to reach a key constituency we were having trouble reaching - thousands of people who play a specific role in the waste management industry. We got responses from key players.
I received input on how to align field and digital work which is directly connected to the advocacy research that we are doing.
For anyone who wants to dive into the world of digital communications, this is the training for you!
The SMT trainings I’ve taken have helped us mobilize and deepen engagement in our communities. Through Twitterstorms, phone banking, and other tactics that I learned through SMT’s trainings, we succeeded in our call to #ExtendtheReg for a million young people who would otherwise be disenfranchised by anti-poor COVID policies.

I implemented lessons on personal narrative, public narrative and emails directly into my campaign, so this was an instant gratification. I loved learning from the other Digital Campaigning Certificate Program participants who came from around the world, working on different topics.
I had an amazing time. I am already applying the valuable content in my organization.
I was able to immediately use the tools I learned and apply them to our organization. The program was intense, but I loved every minute of it and learned more than expected.
The program offered interesting case studies, expanded my digital campaigning knowledge, introduced new organizing tools and strategies, and enabled connections with professionals in the progressive space.
For change-makers looking to harness people power for good. Expert presenters and experience sharing with classmates enhanced my knowledge and provided valuable, immediately applicable skills.
We’ve heard really good things from our grantee partners. SMT has a strong, grantee-focused way of working.
SMT has been a great partner to co-design and launch a set of offerings that meet the growing digital and remote needs of the organizations we support, including bilingual access for our Spanish-speaking partners. The team is relatable, attentive and knowledgeable and their use of case studies helps to make complex information accessible!
This program was very useful for understanding the digital aspects of organizing workers and incorporating them into a comprehensive campaign toolkit.
I found a lot of value in this Certificate Program that I use in my everyday work: from using social media effectively; significantly growing accounts and activating people online, pressuring targets in campaigns, and running Twitterstorms. Even when using other tools, I still apply the principles I learned!
The program gave my team the tools and time to strategise how our grassroots migrant organising translates to a digital context. I picked up tools like source codes, which then enabled us to see that more people were registering from Instagram than through any other platform and caused us to adapt our strategy. We also became SMT an Outreach Partner to enable our network to benefit from trainings at lower prices
SMT has worked with us to develop and implement a broad and integrated social media strategy. They helped our leadership understand the importance of such a strategy and taught our activists the basic skills to execute it. From website maintenance to targeted twitter campaigns, they are there when you need them and they understand that it is all about movement building.
Each session was well-facilitated, skillfully blended presentation, discussion, and practical exercises, allowing me to immediately apply techniques to my work.
Having access to experts through the certificate program was amazing. The course is so practical. I set up google ads for the first time and created our digital security policy and implementation plan. Our whole team uses the campaign strategy template now. Now we know how to improve our email deliverability and started a texting program.
Learned invaluable skills, gained practical knowledge, and connected with inspiring professionals.
I initially thought this program was centered around communications, but it offered so much more. It provided an inside perspective on organizing work and how communications integrates with it.
I took the workers organizing in the digital age training. We really need this kind of training in Finland, which people in the US have had access to for some years. The training was effective to start organizing for instance on Twitter.
I learnt a lot on grassroots movements, digital campaigns and communications in times of state intrusion or threats.
SMT’s training on using WhatsApp to activate our bases helped us activate more leaders by creating conversational WhatsApp groups for members and assigning different leadership roles to volunteers.
SMT supported our coalition so we could play a more powerful role in advocating for our work and priorities with funders and elected officials. They facilitated a process to take a loose group of collaborators across a large geography and worked with us to build a cohesive understanding of shared values and how we could present ourselves.
SMT helped us create a social media presence to expand our cannabis worker organizing campaign. Our organizers have enhanced their social media capabilities. We have succeeded beyond our expectations. Working with SMT has been a great experience. They really understand organizing and communications.
I appreciated connecting with passionate changemakers across the U.S. to discuss effective digital campaigning strategies.
The DCCP program enhanced my skills and provided valuable support. I've applied these skills in my job and community work. Well-designed and presented program!
The program was an eye-opener and better positioned me as a Communications Officer. I learned about digital mobilizing, online community building, and more.
Our staff took a lot of SMT courses – including the intensive Digital Campaigning Certificate Program. It helped us take our digital campaigning and collectivizing actions to the next level! We used various tools to increase our follower base and successfully target authorities to take action at the village and municipal levels in India.

The program allowed me to deep dive into specific campaign strategies, learning from diverse examples of what worked and what could be improved.
The program made me think holistically about offline and online impacts.
SMT developed a custom training for our youth climate fellows from around the world. It was a holistic training on creating campaigns from strategy to implementation and building our activist base. We appreciated SMT’s attention to detail around language and inclusion and always thinking about power building.
Taking this course really transformed my organizing skills to be more effective.
We have had a fantastic experience with SMT…they have been highly responsive to the needs of our grantees.
SMT's training helped me use my journalistic skills effectively to highlight people's struggles and create change. Using Twitter more effectively, we supported Syria's refugee camp hospital to get more media attention and raise funds to respond to the hospital's needs as well as build visibility on the issues affecting refugees.
The program offers excellent support, knowledge, and peer collaboration for learning about organizing and campaigning.
I'm still digesting the valuable information from this training and applying it to my work. Meeting activists worldwide and learning about important campaigns was inspiring.
I strongly recommend SMT. Their strong organizing background, preparation and thoughtfulness made our strategy assessment with them enjoyable and really helpful.
I found this course inspiring, especially the strategies part. Learning from diverse students with different backgrounds was enriching."=
This program is very comprehensive and provides tons of tools and resources that have strengthened my skillset in digital organizing. This is a great program that I highly recommend.
This program helped us harness effective tools and tactics that are aligned with our movement's needs and organizational values.
The digital training was expertly executed and helped me develop new ideas and best practice to implement in our campaign.
SMT's coaching was incredibly supportive, encouraging and accessible. SMT had a huge impact on evolving La Semilla's storytelling program. Through SMT coaching, we diversified our digital communications. Having SMT as a source of resources and as a thought partner has been incredibly impactful to our work.
SMT is the only training I know of that speaks our language of activism and uses the tools we use everyday in the field. They are a go-to resource to help raise the bar for communications in the labor movement.
SMT's expertise in social media, ads training, and particularly their personalized coaching, has been invaluable for navigating the unique challenges of the non-profit sector. SMT's guidance has empowered us to adopt new technologies and strategies, leading to our most successful social media ads campaign to date. Their support is a game-changer for organizations stepping into unfamiliar digital territories.
The course provided invaluable tools and strategies, real-world case studies from different cultural contexts, and a supportive learning environment that encouraged interaction and peer learning.
We’re starting our third straight year providing grantee partners with Social Movement Technologies training and coaching…our grantees are in good hands.
This training provided invaluable clarity and direction for my digital organizing work, empowering my team to work more effectively.
SMT helped us craft an effective public narrative for our campaign to get a mine closed. SMT helped us finalize a campaign strategy and come up with an effective plan to raise visibility and engage the public. Our campaign led to a pause in the mining. We will keep fighting!
The Digital Campaigning Certificate Program was immensely helpful, and I continue to apply its learnings in my daily communications and strategizing.
Highly recommend it for individuals in civic organizations looking to enhance their technological campaigning skills!
This program has been a great experience for me personally and for my work. With the few campaigns going under way I’m excited to show my colleagues what I have learned from SMT!
I'm grateful for the opportunity to expand my organizing knowledge with SMT. It's sparked creativity, and I'm excited to put new ideas into action.
The assignments provided a better understanding of how the nuts and bolts of digital organizing fit together.
Working with SMT was easy and collaborative. The training helped our Greenpeace Southeast Asia team get new insights into campaign best practices across the globe.
It was powerful hearing directly from groups across the country using these powerful tools to win campaigns and create real change.
SMT helped us think through what type of CRM we need and choose a texting platform to reach our base. SMT’s coaching has been instrumental in helping us develop a social media strategy that communicates our message through the voice of the young people involved in our organization. 
Our coach was an everyday reminder of what we needed to do. He checked in and followed up on us. It really helped us activate Twitter in our campaigns and tighten up digital security. We moved from just having a Twitter handle to building on a hashtag that saw a jailed human rights activist released from prison.
This program greatly helped integrate our thinking on organizing and digital campaigning. I wish all our organizers and digital staff could undergo this training.
SMT coaching enabled us to expand our presence within human rights spaces in Kenya beyond an LGBTIQ audience. It helped us use Twitter to connect with allies in the environmental justice and land rights movements. It was amazing to have someone to work with who knows our work and give us templates just when we needed them.
The program offered interesting case studies, expanded my digital campaigning knowledge, introduced new organizing tools and strategies, and enabled connections with professionals in the progressive space.
The Design Apprenticeship course helped me become bolder in my design choices. I became confident enough to push for a more systemic approach to design in the team, developing templates and guiding other creative colleagues. This program was pivotal in my development as a designer!
I really liked the A.I. custom training session, especially the parts tailored to our workstream and with examples pulled from our staff. It really helped to situate the tools in our work and open our team's minds to the possibilities.
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