Organizing Upgrade is a forum for innovative progressive and left organizers to engage in dialogue about big-picture political strategy. Towards that end, Organizing Upgrade hosts feature essays, strategy analysis, high-profile blogs, and news aggregation on today’s pressing issues and questions. In addition to hundreds of interesting articles by scores of organizers and movement folks, the communications section has [Read More]
The Center for Media Justice (CMJ) provides training, resources, and support to grassroots community organizing groups in the Bay Area and across the country to develop creative, effective, and participatory communications and media activism strategies that support the fight for racial justice, economic equity, and human rights. The Center for Media Justice works across age, [Read More]
A communications resource webpage from the Friends Committee on National Legislation. Includes info about writing letters to the editor and Op-Eds, calling reporters, and talking to the media.
A great communications resource for the environmental movement, GMT provides access to a powerful commercial media database (Vocus), along with some training and great web tutorials for their members (and a great monthly email newsletter for members). If you’re not an environmental group, though, you won’t be able to join the 200 or so groups [Read More]
Available in both English and Spanish, the manual is a resource for communities interested in organizing around media. It provides: A framework for understanding why media matters and how different aspects of media are related Useful facts and statistics Stories of successful grassroots campaigns A chapter of resources on different tactics and skills for organizing [Read More]
The Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan “fact tank” that provides information on the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. It does so by conducting public opinion polling and social science research; by reporting news and analyzing news coverage; and by holding forums and briefings. It does not take positions on policy [Read More]
Not sure which mass email provider you should use? Can’t decide if you should use Drupal or WordPress for your new website? When you have a software question, always check with Idealware to see if they have a review or comparison of your software options. They have great software reports that they periodically update on: [Read More]