Get Groups Together To Do Bigger Things
Build Power With More Teamwork & Greater Alliances
Growing and expanding groups, teamwork, and alliances is key to building power, movements, and a phenomenon. All of that activity and synergy can help us help each other through what’s coming, to do helpful things, to raise a ruckus, to spread that ruckus, and to counter fear. Anyone can get in on this. We need all the action everywhere – from small circles to national coalitions. We make shift happen with shared goals and objectives… like surviving all of this disruption, making transformation as we do, and thriving on the other side. Teams and coalitions can help with all of it, including any kind of team, group, activist group, group of friends, volunteer group, neighborhood group, organization, business, business alliance, foundation, nonprofit, nongovernmental organization, institution, institute, community, community group, regional coalition, union, church, etc. We need it all. Anyone can do helpful things anywhere for anything.
This tool is about creating, expanding, and facilitating new or existing teams or alliances, and doing it effectively. Includes basics and examples of partnership- and coalition-building. Includes logistics – how to do communication, coordination calls, amplifying, marketing, joint events, raising a ruckus, spreading of the ruckus, etc. This tool is also about building alliances between teams, individuals, or businesses – to identify shared goals, values, and stakes to work together on; to identify processes for buy-in; and how to leverage each organization’s assets and complement each other’s strengths. Teams and alliances can help us lean forward into what’s next, including helping each other through crises, holding society and institutions together, making structural transformation, reimagining communities, raising a ruckus, spreading that ruckus, advocating for justice and equality, facilitating mutual aid, solving problems, building resilience, growing connection and community, etc.
This tool is part of the 5-part Shift the Country strategy.
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Details on how to use this and the other 15 tools for doing helpful things are under construction as we're a brand-new nonprofit, created in the summer of 2020 to deal with multiple crises in the US. More information on this tool is coming ASAP!
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LINKS. || Shift the Country || I'm In! Sign Me Up || How Can I Support All This Shift? || 15 Tools For Doing Helpful Things || 10 Structural Areas For Action Anywhere || Printable Shift the Country Framework || FB || Twitter || Videos & Broadcasts || YouTube || Workshops & Scheduled Livestreams ||
MORE RELATED STUFF IS BELOW. PATREON and GOFUNDME support help us make more shift happen faster. Tagged resources below have more examples & stories for this tool. This framework here has flexible ways to use the 15 tools and to mix + match them with the 10 structural areas. Help us share this stuff everywhere with everyone you know & totally raise an absolute ruckus. Thank you. Good luck.