Getting folks to turn out for your action doesn’t happen magically. It takes diligent work, and an organized approach. Using a Turnout Worksheet will help you be clear about who has committed to come, and easily remind them of that commitment before the event.
Many folks now carry powerful media creation tools in their pockets. Using a smartphone or a small video recorder, it’s easy to point and shoot and record critical events and actions in motion. The Taking Video Tipsheet will help you record your action and message more effectively, creating better footage for sharing with your community.
The Press Advisory Template shows the basic format for a press advisory, used to alert reporters and media to the details of a newsworthy event. Tips for creating and using a press advisory are included.
Use the Power Analysis Worksheet to systematically research, discuss and define the set of power relationships that are central to your issue and your group’s goals. This worksheet has many pieces, so it is probably more of a guideline for a series of butcher paper charts or discussions, as you won’t be able to fit all the required information in the small boxes provided.
Use the Meeting Prep Checklist to make sure you are prepared to run a thoughtfully planned and well-organized meeting that creates space for all attendees to participate and furthers your group’s goals.
Step-by-step instructions on how to create a basic flyer for your event, action or issue.
Track event roles and critical pre-event tasks as your group prepares for an action. Use this form to stay organized and hold each other accountable for what each person is responsible for in making your action a success.