Engagement Organizing

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 convened by the Sustainability Network.

 

Webinar: Introduction to Engagement Organizing

Engagement Organizing 101

(Part I – Running time: 1:58:52)

(Part II – Running time: 1:53:52)

Past Events

DateType of EventNameResources
26/09/2017WorkshopEngagement Organizing Workshop – From Concept to PracticeClick to learn more about the event
07/11/2016 - 08/11/2016WorkshopEngagement Organizing: Better Organizations for Nature Community of Practice (BONCOP 2) Engagement OrganizingClick to learn more about the workshop

07/11/2016 - 08/11/2016
Workshop
Engagement Organizing: Better Organizations for Nature Community of Practice (BONCOP 2)
14/10/2016WorkshopEngagement Organizing:
Harnessing People Power – 2.0
An Advanced Training Workshop for Environmental NGOs
Click on image to learn more about the event

14/10/2016
Workshop
Engagement Organizing:
Harnessing People Power – 2.0
An Advanced Training Workshop for Environmental NGOs
22/03/2016WorkshopEngagement Organizing: Better Organizations for Nature Community of Practice (BONCOP 1)
Engagement OrganizingClick to learn more about the workshop

22/03/2016
Workshop
Engagement Organizing: Better Organizations for Nature Community of Practice (BONCOP 1)

19/01/2016WorkshopEngagement Organizing: Harnessing People Power A Training Workshop for Environmental GroupsEngagement Organizing


19/01/2016
Workshop
Engagement Organizing: Harnessing People Power A Training Workshop for Environmental Groups
21/10/2015WorkshopBuilding Member Engagement
in Land Trusts (Engagement Organizing)



21/10/2015
Workshop
Building Member Engagement
in Land Trusts (Engagement Organizing)
17/09/2015WebinarIntroduction to Engagement Organizing


To watch the video of this webinar, start it by clicking on the start button in the image to the right.


17/09/2015
Webinar
Introduction to Engagement Organizing
29/06/2015WorkshopEngagement Organizing: Harnessing People Power: A Training Workshop for Environmental NGOs
(Ottawa)



29/06/2015
Workshop
Engagement Organizing: Harnessing People Power: A Training Workshop for Environmental NGOs
(Ottawa)
06/02/2015WorkshopEngagement Organizing: Harnessing People Power: A Training Workshop for Environmental NGOs


Articles:
Engagement Organizing
A Great Regional Organizing Model -- Ecology Ottawa
Canada's New Organizers

Handbook:
People Organizing: Power & Change


06/02/2015
Workshop
Engagement Organizing: Harnessing People Power: A Training Workshop for Environmental NGOs

10/04/2014WorkshopEngagement Organizing: Harnessing People Power

Related reading:
Revenge of the Beaver (January 2012)

Engagement Organizing (Fall 2012)

EO reading list (links to 12 papers):

'Canada's New Organizers', a Huffington Post article by Matt Price:

10/04/2014
Workshop
Engagement Organizing: Harnessing People Power