For Campaigners and Activists Organizing People Power for Justice
Campaigners and activists recognize they must use digital tools and tactics like never before – alongside direct action – to build people power and pressure targets to take action. Here are some upcoming trainings and resources designed to meet this need. To learn about additional upcoming trainings, join the email list. SMT also works with funders to provide support to grantees; organizing networks to support larger campaigns and networks; and directly with groups to provide tailored coaching and help implement campaigns. Feel free to reach out to discuss how SMT can support.
Experienced Digital Campaigner? Work with SMT
With team members on 4 continents, SMT’s small but highly effective team has trained staff from over 3900 groups and unions over its first 9 years, and worked with 100+ groups on campaigns more in-depth. Part-time and full-time roles are available, with coaching and training roles starting as low as a few hours a month. See open positions.
Free Recorded Trainings & Online Communities
Trainings on campaigning during COVID, remote team recommendations, Twitter, Snapchat and more. Available anytime and captioned in 7 languages. Also join SMT’s Digital Campaigner’s Facebook Group for campaigners, with 3000+ campaigners from around the world, or SMT’s Slack group of campaigners. Access the trainings and online communities.
Upcoming trainings, some of them free:
In progress: Facebook & Instagram ads for organizing intensive
Get everything in place to run effective Facebook & Instagram ads for organizing. Covers account setup, targeting, creative, ad strategy, and approaches to follow up with organizing leads from ads. Missed the program but want support on ads for organizing? Contact us for 1:1 coaching.
Starts June 21: Fundraising to Support our Movements in the Digital Age
Need to raise more money from your supporter base? If so, this training series is for you. Foundation funding can be helpful, but can also be hard to access, fickle and limiting. It takes resources to organize. Join this series to ramp up your ability to build sustainable support from within your community and its allies. Two separate series, one in English; one in Spanish, with simultaneous interpretation in other languages. Sign up here.
June 24: TikTok skillshare (FREE)
Many groups are thinking about or trying out TikTok. Hear from groups that have tried it, covering effective content creation, influencer outreach, and more. Join online communities here and go to the pinned post to register.
September 12-16, 2022: Digital Campaigning Certificate Bootcamp
Close to 1,000 staff and activists of movement groups have taken SMT’s 9-month Digital Campaigning Certificate Program. This five-day remote bootcamp will condense the most essential content on winning campaigns in the digital age. Slots will be limited – sign up here before July 1, 2022 for early bird rates.
September 20 – November 17, 2022: Graphic design for organizing intensive
Good design is part of strong organizing. Running grassroots campaigns requires communicating effectively across many platforms, and good design can activate and broaden your base. This intensive will rapidly scale up your visual communications skills. From building a creative brief, to applying time-tested graphic design techniques, to navigating industry-standard (and emerging!) software, learn to efficiently create designs that inspire action. Read more and get on the waiting list for the 2022 program now.
SMT is rapidly ramping up support and training for movement organizations around the world. Additional training is planned for 2022. If there’s anything that you don’t see below that you’d be interested in, contact us.
Recording: Upcoming support for building people power in the digital age
Are you part of a non-profit/NGO/union or a funder committed to redistributing power for justice? Recognize the importance of digital along with direct action organizing? Watch the recording to learn more.