Newsletter Archive

Newsletter 2016/08

This month we have some exciting news and a couple of articles for you to check out:

 

Re.Imagining Activism: The Toolkit

We are so excited to be able to tell you our latest news: our toolkit is now online! Based on our October 2015 publication of the Re.Imagining Activism Guide, the toolkit is designed to guide workshops on how to use systems thinking to work towards the Great Transition.

The Introductory Modules promote initial discussion on key topics. The series of Workshop Modules foster deeper thought. Sessions include a suggested agenda for each session, supporting materials, and external resources and further reading.

Click here to have a look around and see if there’s something in there for your organisation.

Still haven’t got a copy of our Re.Imagining Activism Guide? Read it, but have been meaning to share with others? Click here to download a PDF copy, or buy a paperback version for €8.

Following the launch of the toolkit and with invaluable feedback from our test group in Brussels, we will be running training sessions on Re.Imagining Activism throughout 2017. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like to organise for a member of our team to visit your organisation and run a session, or if you would like to see a train-the-trainer session held in your city.

Nous parlon français !

Fondation de France has sponsored a translation into French of Re.Imagining Activism. The French version will be available in September, and we will be holding a launch event to celebrate. Click This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to pre-order your copy, and keep an eye out for more details on the launch. Feel free to share the link for pre-orders with friends.

Additions to the Reading List

We enjoyed reading Mob Lab‘s piece on how Greenpeace Spain worked to challenge and overcome entrenched institutional biases to during the 2016 national elections.

“[This time] we decided to focus the electoral year in a different way, to situate Greenpeace in the new Spanish political and social context,” said Cantero. “[Our] objective was to increase the presence of environmental discourse [among] the public and politicians.”

Michael Edwards discusses lessons for NGOs that came out of a debate at the IDS in Brighton in July. The article provides two options for NGO strategies, and tackles tensions within and between these, allowing space for multiple interpretations.

“...there won’t be one common pattern, but there will be increasing differentiation within the NGO community as each agency moves forward.”

Our growing team

We added two new members to the team in June, to make our five-strong core team. Click here to meet the team and find out what we’re all doing to work together toward the Great Transition.