OrganiseUs Digital Instensive

Monday, 14 March 2016 - 8:30am to Friday, 18 March 2016 - 5:00pm
Abbotsford Convent 1 St Heliers St Abbotsford, Melbourne

OrganiseUs Digital Intensive is designed to help grow the number of people with the skills, passion and confidence needed to change the world for good.

OrganiseUs Digital Intensive is a five-day intensive training program in digital organising skills. It's on March 14-18, 2016, at the Abbotsford Convent, Melbourne.

Come and spend five days learning with the best digital strategists, campaigners and organisers from across Australia, the US and UK. It's for early-career campaigners, or campaigners with more experience looking to broaden their digital skills.

This is a hands on, fun, fail-safe learning environment with a twist. You'll put what you learn into immediate action, running a mock digital campaign scenario throughout the week.

What will you learn?

  • Creating winning campaigns: strategy, tactics and analysing power.
  • Telling compelling stories: excellent email, strategic social media and testing assumptions.
  • Making media: pitching, writing, reactive and making news.
  • Making money: rapid response and appealing campaigns.
  • Digital organising: Designing and building websites, action pages and email campaigns. Excelling in excel, HTML and CSS.
  • Community organising: NationBuilder, integration and creating community.

Early bird tickets for this five day training are $900 + GST (training, morning/afternoon tea, and lunch included). Early bird tickets close February 29, when tickets will be the standard price of $1200 + GST.

Organise Us is serious about diversity. We want to grow digital skills and organising capacity across a diverse sector of our community.
If you're working on a localised, marginalised or community campaign, are an Indigenous or Torres Strait Islander campaigner, or you work for a non profit with an annual turnover of less than $1 million and would like to attend. Scholarship applications are now closed.

An International Collaboration
The OrganiseUs Digital Intensive training curriculum has been compiled by Australia's best trainers, organisers and campaigners. It was originally developed in collaboration with the former New Organizing Institute in Washington, DC, and Campaign Bootcamp in London.

Thanks to our technology sponsor NationBuilder, we will be running OrganiseUs Digital Intensive using NationBuilder's community organising platform and offering hands-on training across the tools.

Who You Will Learn From
You will be trained by the best digital strategists, campaigners and organisers from across Australia, the US and UK. Some of our trainers include:

Peter Wrinch - Peter is Director of Politics and Advocacy for Canada and the Pacific at NationBuilder. Previously, Peter was Executive Director at Pivot Legal Society, an organisation using the law to address the root causes of poverty and social exclusion. Peter is an international speaker on organizsng, fundraising and technology and will be training OrganiseUs participants in advanced organising strategy and across the NationBuilder community organising platform.

Beth Becker - Beth is a Senior Fellow at the New Leaders Council, training across digital strategy to US House campaigns, non profits and unions. Beth and was one of the former New Organizing Institute’s most experienced digital bootcamp trainers and leads our training across digital and social media strategy.
Armughan 'Army' Syed - Army is Community Strategist at NationBuilder, where he uses technology to connect the world. Army will attend our NationBuilder masterclasses across website design, email, community organising and best practice.

Suzy Compton - Suzy is Deputy Head of Campaigns at Greenpeace Australia Pacific, and is formerly Campaign Manager at 38 Degrees UK and one of Campaign Bootcamp’s organisers. Suzy brings her excellent email campaign skills to OrganiseUs.

Tabatha Fulker - Tabatha is Founder and Managing Director of Organise Us. Tabatha has over 18 years' experience developing engagement, media and communication strategies for progressive non-profits, and over seven years as a daily news and feature journalist. Tabatha leads our training across compelling narrative and digital storytelling.

Aaron Lamb - Aaron is Digital Marketing and Communications Manager at Oxfam Australia and is an expert at digital fundraising. He led the strategy for the Nepal emergency response which resulted in over 9 million dollars donated via digital channels alone. Aaron sits on the board of directors for Cambodian Kids Can and leads our training across digital fundraising.

Jessica Kendall - Jess is a Senior Communications Adviser at Essential Media Communications, and was the communications manager for the Places You Love Alliance, a national alliance of 40 environmental NGOs. Jess has also worked in government as a speechwriter, media adviser and public affairs manager. Jess led OrganiseUs participants engaging communications.

Phil Freeman - is National Manager of Communications at WWF. With over a decade in environmental campaigning and communications, Phil has worked with not-for-profit organisations in East Timor and Sri Lanka as well as Greenpeace, Australian Conservation Foundation, and at one of Australia’s biggest law firms. Phil brings his experience of working on some of Australia's biggest and most strategic partnerships to OrganiseUs.

Jessie Borrelle - is Founder of Creative Cause, a creative solutions agency for social good. Jessie brings stories to life through video, sound, imagination and experimentation and leads our digital storytelling training.

Tom Gordon - Tom is a senior web developer at Squareweave where he studies and defines the smaller and more complex switches that make up websites. Tom demystifies code to campaigners.

Haydn Thompson - Haydn is a nonprofit technology consultant with 20 years' experience across environmental, social and education organisations leveraging database and online technology for good. Haydn is Supporter Experience Facilitator at the Australian Conservation Foundation and is leading our participants excel across digital systems and organising.

What To Bring
OrganiseUs Digital Intensive requires a sense of adventure, a collaborative spirit, your own laptop, refillable water bottle, notebook and pen.
You will be need to be at the Abbottsford Convent at 8.30am for a 9am start each morning and until at least 6pm Monday-Thursday evenings, and 5.30pm Friday. Lunch, morning and afternoon tea will be provided. Accommodation is not included.

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