Instruction in English. Find your timezone. 90-minute sessions March 22, 28, 30. Register now.
This 3-part series is for anyone who wants to support more powerful grassroots action across a country, region or continent with some of the most effective tools available. Whether you’re a funder who wants to support people power movement-building, a coalition staffer, a tech enthusiast, or a grassroots organizer who knows more is needed and wants to know what to ask for, this series is for you.
Under-resourced groups can significantly expand their movement-building impact if they have access to specific tech tools and a platform that’s easy to use. Often frontline groups are the least resourced: local campaigns, grassroots activists and underrepresented groups in the climate and other movements are fighting with little support.
Using Tipping Point UK to illustrate and other examples such as implemented by Friends of the Earth and a U.S. movement tech hub, we’ll show how tech infrastructure is being set up to enable small groups to engage activists, build their list, launch petitions and other actions, and build leadership at no cost to the groups. This infrastructure is now supporting a whole range of climate and other campaigns.
- Parent/child structure and uploading shape files to Action Network
- Using automation to activate thousands with limited paid staff
- The organizing workflow and tech stack (combination of tools and processes) that makes this model so powerful
- How existing tech hubs are funded, and an example budget
- Training provision needed, with examples from existing networks
- Using ladders within a network and geographic filtering
- External tools to automate tasks to make managing your network easier, including monitoring, syncing and identifying user needs
- The sessions will also cover systems and regular tasks that cannot be automated, and have to be managed by a person.
- Lessons learned and experimentation currently underway
Participants will be able to log on and explore their own network account and set up actions.
Instructor: Joe Irving, Tipping Point UK and SMT Staff Partner
Joe is a self-taught developer involved in direct action for climate justice and Palestinian liberation. For the past 2 years, he has been providing tech support to grassroots groups mainly in the UK. He leads the free grassroots tech hub project with Tipping Point UK and is a team member at SMT.
Registration cost is $420 for up to 5 people affiliated with the same organization or network if paid by March 1. After that, registration goes up to $480. Upon registering, email [email protected] with a spreadsheet or table of the full names and email addresses of all participants who will be joining under your registration. Registration includes a 1-hour strategy session after the training with unlimited members of your team.