We have over ten years' experience of using community work to empower migrants and build collective action. Here are some of the resources we've developed over the years - please help yourself! Click the red title to view each document.
These essential guides were developed after an MRCI campaign session with Siobhán O'Donoghue of Uplift in early 2016.
(Download full Campaign Toolkit as a zip here)
- Campaign strategy & planning explained
- A tool for power analysis
- How to do a force field analysis
- Minding the member's journey (the story of me, the story of us, the story of now)
- A tool for measuring actions and tactics
Sample Sign-In Sheet: Sounds simple, but a sign-in sheet at meetings allows important follow up work with migrants when your building contacts and relationships
Outreach Meeting Agenda: Outreach sessions play an important part in enabling individual and sometimes very marginalised migrants to participate in a collective agenda and in campaigns. The Justice for the Undocumented (JFU) campaign shares a typical one here.
Participation & Leadership Framework: Check out MRCI’s participation and leadership framework, where we map the levels of migrant participation and leadership in our work and campaigns. This helps in organising opportunities and building leadership and participation.
Leadership Development: The sharing of skills, analysis and knowledge forms is a key part of MRCI’s empowerment work with migrants. This gives an overview of the leadership development content we use in training.
A Tool for Campaign Messaging: Leaders need to be on message. Click here to download a useful tool for getting on message and doing media preparation work.
Checklist for Choosing an Issue: Encourage leaders and activists to think before we act. This checklist helps with choosing an issue to campaign on.
MRCI Campaign Strategy Template: A good campaign needs strategy and coordination. We use this campaign strategy template to plan everything from people power to political engagement.
A Menu of Direct Actions: Coming up with ideas for public and strategic actions as part of a campaign? Choose from our menu of direct actions!
Principles for Planning Effective Actions: Good actions don’t just happen. See our principles for planning effective campaign actions.
Roles & Responsibilities for Actions: A good action needs delegation of roles and responsibilities. Check out our template here.
Top Tips for Messaging, Media & Strategy: Campaign strategy, messaging and communications - these are our top tips.#
For lots more on each of the three strands of our community work model, please see the Participation, Empowerment and Collective Action pages.