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Anonymous - COF 2022

COF. It should be the foundation of any community organisers training. I know that this work will have deep impact in my work but also in the way that I engage with the world in my personal life. I found it incredibly inspiring, growth instigating and change creating!


Anonymous - COF 2022

COF develops the community organising leaders of the future. It is a rich learning environment where you will learn great content and tools for running impactful campaigns and meet some great teachers, facilitators and a fantastic cohort of team mates.


Anonymous - COF 2022

Participating in the COF has not only completely changed the way I understand organising, it's also altered the way I approach life in general. I'm just past halfway through completing the COF, I can't wait to apply the new lessons learnt and tools added to my tool belt during the COF to the way that I organise. These are useful, tested and replicable tools that I feel excited to use in my current campaign, and campaigns in the future.

The COF is the most psychologically and culturally safe space I have existed in. With my cohort, and the incredible facilitators, I know that this is a learning environment where I can take risks, make mistakes and learn lessons at any point, without fear of ridicule. The way we learn in the COF just feels right. It feels justice-centred, holistic, researched and accessible.

Anonymous - COF 2022

Great course with enthusiastic and knowledgeable presenters and useful content for any organiser or activist.


Anonymous - COF 2022

I was uncertain about the usefulness of COF going into it, but the workshops have given in me so much. I feel better equipped; both practically, in terms of the tools and knowledge I've obtained, but also personally, in terms of my ability to critically evaluate and reflect on myself.


Anonymous - COF 2022

This space has been one of the most culturally and psychologically safe spaces I've been in. The facilitators are so well-equipped with the knowledge they need to guide our learning. They also know how to kindly but firmly call us out when we screw up. They have years and years of incredible experience and knowledge, and it shows. I can't think of a better group of people to be running this program.


Anonymous - COF 2022

The COF has fundamentally changed the way I think as an organiser and an individual. There is so much I've learnt in just the first week, and I can't even visualise what is left to learn. I'm so excited to come back for the next 2 weeks, and I'm even more excited to go out into the world and apply everything I've learnt.


Anonymous - COF 2022

Building confidence and learning from other talented, experienced campaigners about organising was the best part of COF.


Grace Vegesana - COF 2021

COF drew on the existing soft skills I had as an organiser and elevated them to new heights. Being in a group of deeply passionate, highly motivated individuals pushed me to be my best and most innovative in my campaigning and organising. It provided me with translatable real-life skills and theory drawing on intersections of justice to fight for systems change. I wouldn't be where I am without COF.

Tony Goodfellow - COF 2021

I'm a bit cut off in a regional area so it's been awesome for me to connect with a wider network. I've made some great connections during the Community Organising Fellowship. The yarns and humour from Edie Shepherd have to be a highlight. I've really loved the focus on racial justice and accessibility in the workshops. If you get a chance to do it I highly recommend it, it's been hard but well worth the zoom hours. The facilitator team was awesome, the mentoring was really valuable and I hope to meet the fellow cohort face to face in the future. Going forward I hope I can practice what I've learnt and help empower future leaders.

Anonymous - COF 2021

IT HAS CHANGED EVERYTHING. I cannot overstate how transformative it has been. It was exactly what I needed this year as I navigate a big learning curve and step up into big organising/campaigning roles while relatively new to this practice. I feel equipped and confident now. I can't wait to share it far and wide with the people I organise with. The justice lens was incredible and necessary and I will try my best to embed this in my work and encourage others to do the same. The facilitation and modelling one was actually one of the biggest learnings, just absolutely top quality.


Anonymous - COF 2021

The Community Organising Fellowship has single-handedly given me all the tools required to be a competent community organiser and campaign strategist. For anyone wanting to up their game in community organising, this is the course for you.


Anonymous - COF 2021

I have never before had a learning experience that is so carefully structured to ensure active participation at every stage, and which is so thorough and in-depth in the terrain it covers. Feel like I have a really thorough toolkit to help me through challenging situations, and really appreciated the justice lens that flowed through the whole course.

Anonymous - COF 2021

COF was a great boost for my organising skills and confidence. It provided practical resources, a breadth of perspectives, and many challenges to my thinking.

Anonymous - COF 2021

I was blown away by the sheer amount of fantastic content & resources! Loved the constant opportunities for interactive group work and reflection. Even though it all happened online, I was given ample opportunities to connect with the cohort, my mentor and the facilitators throughout the year and build what I hope are lasting relationships. Would thoroughly recommend this course for anyone wanting to build their confidence and skills in community organising.

Anonymous - COF 2021

I found this fellowship really insightful and useful for building on existing areas of knowledge. It definitely challenged me to put theory into practice. The cohort was wonderful - I feel really lucky to get to know and work with so many talented organisers. The content on first nations, racial and disability justice were really powerful and something all organisers and campaigners should think about.

Anonymous - COF 2021

The Community Organising Fellowship taught me super helpful ways of structuring my organising work and designing my campaigns! It will really help my organising work going forward.

Anonymous - COF 2021

The Community Organising Fellowship is the best indoctrination to make change that is deeply rooted in justice and solidarity.