Your Resources

Welcome to your Resource Toolkit! Follow the links to help develop your advocacy and campaigning skills through useful guides, audio, and external sources.

TOOLS FOR RESULTS GRASSROOTS ADVOCACY

2017 Key Dates

A list of key dates including the Action Call, and international events

Monthly Actions

A collection of our monthly Action sheets – learn more!

Sign up Sheet

Take this to your event to record details of potential new members

Find Your Local MP

Find out who your local MP is and how to contact them

Meeting Preparation & Report

Prepare and report on your Parliamentarian meeting

The Champion Scale

A useful campaigning tool for creating champions of your cause

GROUP PLANNING AND PREPARATION TOOLS

Individual Planning Sheet

To help set-up goals for yourself and your group

Group Planning Guide

A guide to help you and your group set your 2017 goals

Group Plan on a Page

Summarise your group’s plan and achievements

LEARNING ABOUT ADVOCACY IN THE AUSTRALIAN AND INTERNATIONAL CONTEXTS

Everyday Advocate Handbook

A handbook to help you develop your advocacy skills

Asking your MP for a Meeting

The most effective process for securing a meeting with an MP

The Australian Parliament

A quick overview of Aus Politics – how does it work?

Working with Parliamentarians

A more in-depth look at Parliament and how you can work with it

Laser Talk Guide

A great process for memorising your key points

Meeting with a Parliamentarian

Our tips for meeting with a Parliamentarian

HOW TO WRITE TO CREATE CHANGE

Newspaper Contact Details

An interactive collection of Newspapers to send your media

Sample letter to a Parliamentarian

An example and sample layout for drafting your own letter

Writing a Letter to the Editor

Our tips for getting your letter published in a newspaper

Writing to MPs and Senators

Tips on writing to an Australian MP or Senator

Write and Publish your Op-Ed

Tips on how to write and publish your Opinion Piece (Op-Ed)

Refining Your Story

Refining your story for advocacy and influence

Social Media Guide

Learn how to use and brand social media for advocacy

SKILLS AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

Leadership

Learn about personal leadership and development

Group Leaders

A space dedicated to updates and information from our leaders