So much going on these days in the world of online organizing. I’d love to chat with you about it all! And we will, if you make it to our next event.
10 Tactics for Turning Information Into Action is a film by the Tactical Technology Collective that includes stories from activists around the world who have successfully used digital technologies to change the world. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion. We’re proud to host the New York premiere with our partners, Grassroots Camp.
When: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 7:00 PM
Where: The Tank Space for Performing and Visual Arts – 45th St. and 9th Ave.
Tickets are $5.00 in advance: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/96989
Elana Levin and I wrote a post about the best organizing lessons from the Organizing 2.0 Conference. We’re super happy that Allyson, the editor at Frogloop, asked us to write it. Frogloop, btw, is an excellent resource for students of online advocacy. Excerpt:
What made Organizing 2.0 unique was the emphasis on organizational change, in contrast to tech tips and tricks that other conferences already explore. While participants got a healthy dose of standard fare (writing for emails, CRM fun, how to prep for a web redesign, social media 101, etc.) they also heard from multiple speakers about the challenges that online work faces within our organizations – and how to overcome them.
Ari Melber (our morning session keynote speaker) has published his report on Organizing for America’s first year. It’s an analysis of arguably the most important organization within the Democratic Party. Catch it here: http://techpresident.com/ofayear1. It’s a serious read for serious online organizers.
Paid Summer Program for Young Leaders
Do you know a passionate young leader who would be interested in being a part of progressive change this summer in Washington DC?
The Center for Progressive Leadership’s New Leaders Internship Program is a paid ten-week summer program in Washington D.C. for young people from underrepresented communities across the country who are committed to developing their leadership skills. Each New Leader is matched with a paid internship in a leading progressive organization in DC, including policy and research work, advocacy, organizing, media relations, and on-line communications. This is a fantastic opportunity.
The Brecht Forum is holding its annual Grassroots Fundraising Conference on February 19-20. I was there last year – it’s well worth it. Details here.
Rootscamp DC – Feb. 20-21. Sponsored by the New Organizing Institute. This is THE unconference on online organizing for community organizers, labor, and folks outside the beltway. We encourage you to attend! Let us know if you’re going as well. Register here.