In collaboration with Mobilisation Lab, here is a recent roundup of grassroots-powered movement news from around the world. To receive the Mobilisation Lab Dispatch directly each week, please sign up here. If you have ideas for reports that should be in future Dispatches, please contact me here.
When people move faster than NGOs. Heart-wrenching photos of drowned Alan Kurdi helped mobilise grassroots support for refugees, often through crowdfunding. The #BuyPens campaign raised over $180K on Indiegogo to support a Syrian refugee father. Others offered housing, brought supplies to refugees or organised transit convoys. Again, we’re reminded how technology and connectivity are allowing people to move faster than NGOs (and governments) in times of crisis. Continue reading