Tools

Field & Organizing

  • Movement Tech Wiki

    Every one of us has walked out of a training with another long list of tools and tech recommendations. And, every one of us has, at some point, consulted our fellow organizers: “Is there a better tool for this?”
     
    Introducing the Wellstone Movement Tech Wiki – a free, community-maintained resource for all things tech and organizing. Here you'll find suggestions for everything from websites and payment processors, to database tools and social media management. 
    • Movement Technology
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    • Field & Organizing
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    • Tips
  • Student Organizing: Effective Meetings

    Here’s where the nerves may kick in: hosting your first Texas Freedom Network Student Chapter meeting. It’s the same fear that has haunted nearly all of us since our first birthday party: what if no one shows up? 

    • Movement Building
    • Field & Organizing
    • Management/Leadership
    • Samples
    • Tips
  • Student Organizing: Starting a Chapter on Your Campus

    Although this opportunity may seem intimidating at first, all Texas Freedom Network student chapters share a structure and guidelines to help leaders like you organize on campus. This section will provide a detailed explanation of what you need to get your chapter up and running and best practices to help your chapter thrive. Let’s get started. 

    • Movement Building
    • Field & Organizing
    • Management/Leadership
    • Tips
  • Student Organizing: Leadership Matters

    They keep your chapter relevant and active and share the responsibility of the group’s success. In the long-term, officer positions create sustainability for your chapter. They offer a leadership ladder for people to climb and gradually gain responsibilities, confidence and familiarity with your chapter so they can lead the organization after current leadership (aka: you) moves on. 

    • Movement Building
    • Field & Organizing
    • Management/Leadership
    • Samples
    • Tips
  • The Organizer’s Guide to the Galaxy: Traditional Media

    Beyond social media, You have one other avenue you can use to communicate your carefully crafted message: the news media (aka: reporters and journalists). Just like social media, there are best practices when interacting with the media as a leader of your Texas Freedom Network Student Chapter to make sure you accurately represent the group’s values and mission.

    • Movement Building
    • Public & Political Leadership
    • Communications
    • Field & Organizing
    • Tips
  • The Organizer’s Guide to the Galaxy: Message in a Bottle

    When’s the last time a book made you laugh out loud? Or a movie made you ugly cry in public? (happens to the best of us). Chances are you empathized with compelling characters, related to a struggle integral to the plot, or were shocked by a twist you didn’t see coming. Bottom line: you were moved.

    • Movement Building
    • Public & Political Leadership
    • Communications
    • Field & Organizing
    • Samples
    • Tips
  • The Organizer’s Guide to the Galaxy: Strategic Planning

    The radical right’s attacks on Texans’ religious freedoms, individual liberties and public schools certainly provide more than enough fodder for outrage. Unfortunately, righteous indignation alone has never achieved a progressive victory. Rather, disciplined strategies supported by diverse tactics are necessary for raising awareness, rallying others and creating change. 

    • Movement Building
    • Public & Political Leadership
    • Field & Organizing
    • Management/Leadership
    • Infographics
    • Tips
  • Sample Campaign Plan

    Check out this sample plan that includes: strategy overview, targeting, campaign roles and responsibilities, message, field/voter contact, outreach, finance plan, timeline

    • Public & Political Leadership
    • Communications
    • Field & Organizing
    • Fundraising
    • Management/Leadership
    • Samples
  • Win Number: Okay, Now What?

    Your campaign’s win number is powerful. It’s the starting point for creating a campaign plan that makes the best use of all of your resources: time, people, and money

    • Public & Political Leadership
    • Field & Organizing
    • Management/Leadership
    • Tips

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