There is a growing trend for organizations to meet their missions by recruiting individuals, growing membership, taking on projects and initiating people-centred campaigns, enhanced by technology and data. NGOs can greatly enhance their effectiveness by retooling 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 is resilient, effective organizations that continue to advance their work in an ever-more demanding and challenged world.
The Engagement Organizing initiative of the Sustainability Network is supported by the Gosling Foundation’s Better Organizations for Nature project which involves:
- Collaboration with the Sustainability Network to provide opportunities for all ENGOs to learn about this practice.
- An Engagement Organizing Project and Opportunity Fund for Nature and Land protection organizations.
- A funded Community of Practice for Nature and Land protection organizations starting early in 2016.
Webinar: Introduction to Engagement Organizing
(Running time: 56:35)
Engagement Organizing 101
(Part I – Running time: 1:58:52)
(Part II – Running time: 1:53:52)
|Date||Type of Event||Name||Resources|
|07/11/2016 - 08/11/2016||Workshop||Engagement Organizing: Better Organizations for Nature Community of Practice (BONCOP 2)||Click to learn more about the workshop|
Harnessing People Power – 2.0
An Advanced Training Workshop for Environmental NGOs
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|22/03/2016||Workshop||Engagement Organizing: Better Organizations for Nature Community of Practice (BONCOP 1) ||Click to learn more about the workshop
|19/01/2016||Workshop||Engagement Organizing: Harnessing People Power A Training Workshop for Environmental Groups|
|21/10/2015||Workshop||Building Member Engagement|
in Land Trusts (Engagement Organizing)
|17/09/2015||Webinar||Introduction to Engagement Organizing|
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|29/06/2015||Workshop||Engagement Organizing: Harnessing People Power: A Training Workshop for Environmental NGOs|
|06/02/2015||Workshop||Engagement Organizing: Harnessing People Power: A Training Workshop for Environmental NGOs||
A Great Regional Organizing Model -- Ecology Ottawa
Canada's New Organizers
People Organizing: Power & Change
|10/04/2014||Workshop||Engagement Organizing: Harnessing People Power|