Engagement Organizing: Harnessing People Power

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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.

When:
Monday June 29
Time: 9:00am – 4:30pm ET

Where:
25OneCommunity
251 Bank St., 2nd floor
Ottawa

“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 registration cost is $75 per person and includes a full day of instruction, lunch, refreshments and handouts. Advance registration and payment online here:
http://sustainabilitynetwork.ca/engagement-organizing-pre-workshop-survey/

Presenters:
Matt Price has worked with a wide variety of environmental organizations in Canada and the U.S. over the past 15 years, from the grassroots to the giants. He now assists NGOs in implementing engagement organizing.

Graham Saul has worked on global justice and environmental issues for 20 years and is Executive Director of Ecology Ottawa, a group that has embraced this model and that therefore has real world experience to share – successes and failures both.

Lindsay Telfer is Director of the Canadian Freshwater Alliance and an avid believer in the power of communities to come together and organize both in support and in opposition. Over the years she has worked for Sierra Youth Coalition and Sierra Club of Canada.
For more information please contact Paul Bubelis at: paul@sustainabilitynetwork.ca, or 416-324-2792.