I currently work for Solar Citizens as Campaign Coordinator. We are working on a campaign to save and increase the Renewable Energy Target, a Queensland Election campaign (that will have finished by the first workshop) and other smaller campaigns.
Community organising is about giving people the skills, structures and confidence they need to take action and to encourage them to join a movement. It’s about opening avenues for community members to get involved in ways that make them feel empowered and like they are affecting change.
From an organiser’s perspective, it’s also about finding the most effective ways to draw on that pool of supporters and build a strong base for your campaign in order to put pressure on decision makers. It’s about building a movement and power from the grassroots to enact change.