Life is busy. Work is busy. Neither are good excuses, but they are both sometimes reality.
There’s no easy answer to all the struggles of advocacy, but many have written volumes exploring ways of doing things better. And right now, it needs to be better than ever. Advocacy groups just starting out — and those already established — should consider the following seven ideas distilled from a range of sources.
In 2007, I was stuck. I wanted to launch a campaign, but couldn’t figure out how to build a website. I realized then how critical a skill web design is for activists and how few activists knew how to do it. So I decided to teach myself and now I want to pass that knowledge along.
Charlie is one of the rare people who can move between issues and movements naturally, adding a huge amount to each. I met him in NYC where we worked together on the People’s Climate March, something we’ll discuss at length in this interview.
Building a website is a trial in frustration. It takes ages to get things looking just right. And even when you do, there are always other sites that do things slightly better.