Resources for social causes & campaigns
By the editors of Socialbrite
Socialbrite has created a toolkit for social and political advocacy — an evergreen resource for the social media workshop we put on as part of Internet at Liberty, the conference on Internet freedom of expression organized by Google in Washington, D.C., on May 23-24, 2012.
Consider this a good starting point for activists, change agents and political reformers who want to bring positive change to their countries, their communities and the world at large. We also realize this is a very U.S.-centric directory, so please email us with your submissions or leave your pointers and tips in the comments below.
• Resources for social activists (part of this toolkit), including links to platforms, organizations, action guides and more — please share your tips and favorite tools!
• Socialbrite Sharing Center, for an even more wide-ranging directory of community resources
• Get a deep dive into Tools, Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Video and Fundraising
12 social change information guides
Summary: We run down 10 tools that should be in every advocacy campaign’s toolkit, including Asana (for project management), PopVox (for advocating to members of Congress), Tableau Public (for visualizations), Dropbox (for productivity) and more.
Best practices for the Social Web
1 page, PDF
Summary: Tape these principles to your wall. Before you tackle social media and launch an advocacy campaign, internalize these 15 simple precepts.
A Mobile Activism User’s Guide
Producer: Jed Alpert, MobileCommons.org
16 pages, Word .doc
Bonus item: In this guide, we’ll introduce you to the world of mobile activism and show you how you can take your organization mobile.