From Members to Movements: Tech for Distributed Organizing
We had a great group of organizers and campaigners come together last week for an open discussion on tech for distributed organizing — thank you!
In case you missed it, or want to share the webinar and live Q&A with your colleagues, here’s a recording of the full event .
Huge thanks to Mikey Franklin, Organizing Director at ControlShift Labs, who was also moments away from the arrival of his newest family member at the time. Mazel Tov, Mikey! 🎉
Amongst other valuable insights, Mikey stepped us through three practical ways to put real power in the hands of your members:
- Start campaigns to gauge support on an issue, get people in the door, grow your supporter list, build a public/media/social media narrative, and move the dial for your cause.
- Host events to bring people together IRL. You can’t mobilize thousands of people at scale — but your members can, if you give them the tools. If you want a national day of action, let your members do the organizing.
- Create local groups for lasting long-term organizing. Organizing is a long-term commitment, people driving towards the same mission over-time, and building community with each other.
“Doveryai, no proveryai.” (Trust, but verify.)
We also discussed strategies for effectively managing distributed groups, and ways to reduce risk.
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Please also feel free to share your feedback or ideas for future topics. We’d love to hear from you!