University of Wisconsin-Madison
Online Resources to build skills and capacity:
Organizing Upgrade: Editors from different parts of the social justice movement develop regular content within their sectors to deepen strategic dialogue and promote big-picture thinking
Forward Together: Tools and media that support reproductive justice organizing and movement building work
Center for Media Justice Toolbox: Learn communications strategies for a 21st-century progressive movement such as messaging, framing, media planning, and campaign building
Media Justice Resource Library: Collection of downloadable publications and resources on media policy and media justice
Labor Community Strategy Center: Think tank/act tank for movement building rooted in working class communities of color
Progressive Technology Project: Notes on how to integrate technology into community-led organizing work in low-income communities and communities of color
Social Justice Leadership Resource Library: Articles, tools, and curricula to refine your practice of transformative organizing
The Praxis Project: Tools and publications for organizers, advocates, and researchers developing policies and coalitions at the state and local level
Progressive Communicators Network: Communication tools and strategy for racial and economic justice and forum for communications professionals in the social justice field
Media Empowerment Project Organizing Manual: Resource providing a framework for organizing around media. Available in English and Spanish
SOUL Free Training Resources: Download exercises demonstrating power and oppression, organizing, self-assessment, and accountability.
New Organizing Institute (NOI)’s Organizer’s Toolbox: Videos, templates and resources for your organizing, campaigning and training work
Social justice training opportunities:
Center for Third World Organizing: Organizer training programs such as, Community Action Trainings, Movement Activist Apprenticeship Program, and Black Organizing for Leadership and Dignity
Midwest Academy: Organizing for social change training. USSA offers a similar training for student organizers.
Social Justice Training Institute (SJTI): Through community activities, race caucus work, core group discussions, and exploring the impact of in-the-moment situations, participants expand competencies as social justice change agents.
School of Unity and Liberation: Helps develop a new generation of organizers rooted in a systemic change analysis, especially people of color, young women, queer and transgender youth and low-income people.
Spin Academy: Teaches people working for social change how to use communications to achieve their organizations’ goals.
Jobs in Organizing: Midwest Academy matches organizations and organizers
Idealist: Connects people, organizations, and resources with jobs, volunteer opportunities, and internships
Applied Research Center: Research focused on the continued significance of race and ethnicity to social and economic outcomes in our society
Pew Research Center: Non-partisan “fact tank” for information around issues, attitudes, and trends nationally and globally Issue-Based Resources: