Engagement Organizing: Harnessing People Power: A Training Workshop for Environmental NGOs

Hosted by the Sustainability Network at 25OneCommunity, 251 Bank St., 2nd floor in Ottawa.

There is a growing trend towards people-centred campaigns, enhanced by technology and data. NGOs that wish to be a part of this trend need to retool around the best practices of organizing and engagement. Advancing our various issues has now become about how we best support citizen mobilization and leadership.

‘Engagement Organizing’ is an approach that strives to marry organizing, technology, and a culture of developing leadership in others. It represents a shift away from expert-driven, direct mail groups toward a model that focuses on nimble, data-driven, learning organizations that place relationship building and mobilization of supporters at the heart of their work. The result can be build resilient, effective organizations that continue to advance their work in an ever-more competitive world.

The goal of the workshop will be to share the theory and practice of developing successful engagement organizations. Session leaders will describe real world stories and techniques of others doing this kind of work, and also tap into lessons from participants in the room.

The registration cost is $75 per person and includes a full day of instruction, lunch, refreshments and handouts. Advance registration and payment online here:

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Sustainability Network is a non-profit environmental capacity builder that helps environmental leaders and nonprofits to lead, manage and strategize. These training workshops are supported by the Gosling Foundation which supports land protection, environmental education with special focus on nature appreciation and awareness.

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