Dispatch 09/18: Open Campaigns; #CampaignZero; Crowdfunding for Syrian refugees

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

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Dispatch 09/13: YouStink is what people-power smells like; Stay safe out there (privacy + security); Aussies stop immigration sweeps

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.

Stay Safe Out There! Operational Security for CampaignersJason Tashea recently spoke with security experts and online privacy leaders in this 3-part series examining the threats campaigners face and implementable solutions.

Find out more about tools you can use to protect yourself and your data, how you can shift your organisation’s online security culture, and ways to understand how much risk you’re facing from hackers, governments or thieves. Continue reading