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Some of the groups that have hired SMT

Beyond online training, we’re super honored to have worked with many groups across many movements. Here are a few, along with a video about what we do. And check out what people have to say about working with SMT.

 

Foundations

  • 11th Hour Foundation
  • AJWS (American Jewish World Service)
  • Amplify Fund
  • Andrus Family Fund
  • Evelyn and Walter Haas Jr. Fund
  • Food and Farm Communications Fund/Panta Rhea
  • Four Freedoms Fund
  • Groundswell Fund
  • Hyams Foundation
  • Liberty Hill Foundation
  • María Fund
  • NEO Philanthropy
  • Open Society Foundations
  • Perrin Family Foundation
  • Rose Foundation
  • Rx Foundation
  • San Francisco Foundation
  • Surdna Foundation
  • Tara Climate Foundation
  • Wilburforce Foundation
  • Woods Fund

Multi-region or Global networks

  • ActionAid Global Secretariat
  • Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA)
  • Grassroots International
  • Namati

Africa – Sub-Sahara

  • 11th Hour – DRC
  • AJSW Africa
  • CRAAD-IO – Madagascar
  • GALCK+ – Kenya
  • Kenya Sex Workers Alliance (KESWA)
  • Msichana – Kenya
  • Positive Young Women Voices (PYWV) – Kenya
  • Rhizing Women – Kenya
  • Rhizing Women – Uganda
  • The CRADLE – Kenya
  • WoMin – South Africa
  • XR Goma – DRC
  • Young Women’s Leadership Institute (YWLI) – Kenya

Asia

  • Atmashakti Trust, India
  • Canvas – Myanmar
  • Greenpeace Southeast Asia

Europe

  • ActionAid – Italy
  • Anti-Racism Coalition
  • Fossil Free Politics
  • Razom We Stand – Ukraine
  • The Left

Latin America

  • AJSW – El Salvador
  • Amnesty International – Latin America
  • Barrio 88 – Argentina
  • DAR – Peru
  • Waterkeepers – Latin America

Middle East – North Africa

  • Ahel – Jordan
  • Birzeit University – Palestine
  • 7amleh – The Arab Center for the Advancement of Social Media

North America

NGOs

  • ABLE Atlanta
  • Action Center on Race and the Economy
  • Advance Native Political Leadership
  • Advocates for Urban Agriculture
  • African-American Growers
  • American Friends Service Committee – New Jersey
  • American Youth Policy Forum
  • Americans United for Separation of Church and State
  • Appetite for Change MN
  • Artisan Grain Collective
  • Bay Area Parent Leadership Action Network
  • Bay Rising
  • Black Organizing Project
  • Bloomfield Citizens for Change
  • Brandworkers
  • Bridgeport Child Advocacy Coalition
  • Brookdale Community College
  • Brunswick Housing Opportunities
  • California Native Vote Project
  • Carbon Tax Center
  • Cascade Forest Conservancy
  • Causa Justa Just Cause
  • Center for Coalfield Justice
  • Central Florida Jobs with Justice
  • Centro de Trabajadores Unidos: United Workers’ Center
  • CHEJ (Center for Health, Environment & Justice)
  • Chicago Community and Workers’ Rights
  • Chicago Religious Leadership Network on Latin America
  • Chinese Progressive Association – Boston
  • Chinese Progressive Association – San Francisco
  • Coalition for Property Tax Justice
  • Colorado Trust
  • Community Action for Safe Apartments (CASA) NY
  • CONECT (Congregations Organized for a New Connecticut)
  • Connecticut Citizen Action Group
  • Connecticut Early Childhood Alliance
  • CURYJ (Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice)
  • Dakota Rural Action
  • DART (Direct Action & Research Training Center)
  • DC Lawyers for Youth
  • Digital Climate Coalition
  • EAT (Equity and Transformation) Chicago
  • EBASE (East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy)
  • Equal Justice USA
  • Every Child Matters
  • Faith in New York
  • FIERCE (NY)
  • FiTiCAS (Fideicomiso de Tierras Comunitarias para la Agricultura Sostenible – The Community Land Trust for Sustainable Agriculture)
  • Food Chain Workers Alliance
  • Forward Montana
  • Forward Together
  • Freedom Inc
  • Freedom to Thrive
  • GirlTrek
  • Good Jobs First
  • Good Journey Development Foundation
  • Grassroots Collaborative
  • Grassroots Leadership
  • Green New Deal Network
  • Gulf Coast AFL-CIO
  • HANA Center
  • Harding Defense
  • Hawaii Alliance for Progressive Action
  • Health Care Foundation of Connecticut
  • Healthcare for All Massachusetts
  • Housing Rights Committee of San Francisco
  • I-Collective
  • Illinois Network for Pretrial Justice
  • Interfaith Children’s Movement
  • Investing in Communities Initiative (New Hampshire)
  • Jewish Voice for Peace
  • Jobs to Move America
  • Justice Teams Network
  • La Semilla Food Center
  • Labor Campaign for Single Payer Healthcare
  • LARCC (Legal Assistance Resource Center of CT)
  • Lobos of the Southwest
  • Louisville Association for Community Economics
  • Massachussetts Jobs with Justice
  • Michigan Voice
  • Midwest Academy
  • Missouri Rural Crisis Center
  • Move NY
  • Movement Training Network
  • Mujeres Unidas y Activas
  • Muslim Anti-Racism Coalition
  • Nation Inside
  • National Immigrant Justice Center
  • Native Voice Network
  • NDLON (National Day Laborer Organizing Network)
  • Neighbor to Neighbor Massachusetts
  • New Virginia Majority
  • New York State Council of Churches
  • New York State Labor-Religion Coalition
  • #NoDAPL Solidarity
  • North Carolinians Against Gun Violence
  • Oakland Rising
  • OLE New Mexico
  • Online to Offline Strategy Group
  • People’s Action
  • Peoples Music Network
  • Pittsburgh Food Policy Council
  • Pocasset Pokanoket Land Trust
  • Portland Jobs with Justice
  • Restore the Fourth
  • San Francisco Jobs with Justice
  • San Francisco Rising
  • SparkAction and the Forum for Youth Investment
  • SSCCC (Student Senate for the California Community Colleges)
  • Stand Up Nashville
  • Stand.earth
  • State Voices
  • SWOP (Southwest Organizing Project in Chicago)
  • SWOP (SouthWest Organizing Project in New Mexico)
  • Texas Campaign for the Environment
  • The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
  • The Midwest Academy
  • The Praxis Project
  • TICAS (The Institute for College Access and Sustainability)
  • Toxics Action Center
  • TPAN (Test Positive Aware Network)
  • TPL (The People’s Lobby)
  • Trustees for Alaska
  • TURN (The Utility Reform Network, CA)
  • United Africans Organization
  • Universities Allied for Essential Medicines (UAEM)
  • Urbe Apie
  • USLAW (US Labor Against the War)
  • Vermont Workers Center
  • Wildsight
  • WORC (Western Organization of Resource Councils)
  • Working Partnerships USA

Unions and labor councils

  • Alliance Educators United (United Teachers Los Angeles)
  • APWU (American Postal Workers Union)
  • ATU Local 678 (American Transit Union)
  • BMWE (Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees)
  • Indiana State Teachers Association
  • Minnesota Nurses Association
  • NEA State Education Editors/SEE
  • North Carolina AFL-CIO
  • OPSEU (Ontario Public Service Employees Union) Region 5, Toronto Canada
  • Responsible Development San Jose (4 building trade unions)
  • RWU (Railroad Workers United)
  • The NewsGuild-CWA
  • UA Local 393 (San Jose, CA)
  • UFCW Local 21
  • UFCW Local 881
  • Washington State Central Labor Council
  • WFSE (Washington Federation of State Employees), AFSCME Council 28

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Testimonials

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.
It was powerful hearing directly from groups across the country using these powerful tools to win campaigns and create real change.
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.
I received input on how to align field and digital work which is directly connected to the advocacy research that we are doing.
This program helped us harness effective tools and tactics that are aligned with our movement's needs and organizational values.
I strongly recommend SMT. Their strong organizing background, preparation and thoughtfulness made our strategy assessment with them enjoyable and really helpful.
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.
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!
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 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!
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.
I learnt a lot on grassroots movements, digital campaigns and communications in times of state intrusion or threats.
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.
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.
This program was very useful for understanding the digital aspects of organizing workers and incorporating them into a comprehensive campaign toolkit.
I had an amazing time. I am already applying the valuable content in my organization.
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.
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.

I found this course inspiring, especially the strategies part. Learning from diverse students with different backgrounds was enriching."=
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.
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. 
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.
Taking this course really transformed my organizing skills to be more effective.
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.
This program has boosted my confidence in organizing and sustaining digital campaigns.
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.
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 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 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 program was an eye-opener and better positioned me as a Communications Officer. I learned about digital mobilizing, online community building, and more.
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!
Each session was well-facilitated, skillfully blended presentation, discussion, and practical exercises, allowing me to immediately apply techniques to my work.
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 trainings are terrific–geared for every level of experience. And being rooted in social change movement, especially helpful to organizers.
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 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!
For anyone who wants to dive into the world of digital communications, this is the training for you!
We’ve heard really good things from our grantee partners. SMT has a strong, grantee-focused way of working.
The program offers excellent support, knowledge, and peer collaboration for learning about organizing and campaigning.
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
Learned invaluable skills, gained practical knowledge, and connected with inspiring professionals.
Highly recommend it for individuals in civic organizations looking to enhance their technological campaigning skills!
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.
This training provided invaluable clarity and direction for my digital organizing work, empowering my team to work more effectively.
I felt supported by a community of hundreds throughout my learning journey.
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 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!
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.
I appreciated connecting with passionate changemakers across the U.S. to discuss effective digital campaigning strategies.
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.
The digital training was expertly executed and helped me develop new ideas and best practice to implement in our campaign.
The program made me think holistically about offline and online impacts.
We’re starting our third straight year providing grantee partners with Social Movement Technologies training and coaching…our grantees are in good hands.
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!
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.
The assignments provided a better understanding of how the nuts and bolts of digital organizing fit together.
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.
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.
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.
The program was an incredible journey of meaningful learning and connections with amazing advocates nationwide.
The program allowed me to deep dive into specific campaign strategies, learning from diverse examples of what worked and what could be improved.
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.
We have had a fantastic experience with SMT…they have been highly responsive to the needs of our grantees.
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!
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 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.
The Digital Campaigning Certificate Program was immensely helpful, and I continue to apply its learnings in my daily communications and strategizing.
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.
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