Organise Yourself Healthy

Organise Yourself Healthy

Are you embarking on the new year with goals relating to your health and wellbeing? A lot of people are, myself included! This article is offered in support of us achieving those goals. It turns out community organisers (and other change agents) have some excellent...
An Activist Xmas

An Activist Xmas

Holly Hammond reflects on the challenges and opportunities of an activist Xmas. What does this time of year mean to you? For many people this time year involves a break from work, exchanging gifts and spending time with family. The emphasis on happy families can be...
Strategy, Soul and Self-Care

Strategy, Soul and Self-Care

Over on Plan to Win we’ve been holding a bookclub to discuss Daniel Hunter’s brilliant book Strategy and Soul. We had the chance to talk with Daniel via video link up recently and he had some interesting things to say about activist oppression and self...
Compassion, Care & Safety

Compassion, Care & Safety

Towards reducing intoxication in activist spaces Reducing intoxication in activist spaces doesn’t only address accessibility for people in recovery – it also opens the door to people who have been impacted by the alcoholism of parents, partners and others and can...
Surviving the ups and downs: Part 2

Surviving the ups and downs: Part 2

In the second part of this article Mark and Paul Engler further explore Bill Moyer’s Movement Action Plan and its implications for social movements.      The perception of failure For those encountering the MAP model for the first time, the biggest...
Surviving the ups and downs of social movements

Surviving the ups and downs of social movements

We tend to talk about activist burnout as an individualised experience – but Bill Moyer saw patterns in widespread discouragement in social movements. His model for understanding social change, the Movement Action Plan, factored in perception of failure,...