The Civic Tech Field Guide is a crowdsourced, global collection of tech for good tools and projects. It’s your place to find and be found. Thousands of civic tech practitioners from over 100 countries around the world have contributed to this living resource. They catalog not only the tools, but also the social side of our field: the conferences, funders, awards, design principles and playbooks.
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The Action Network is a mission-driven organization dedicated to building online power for the progressive movement. You can use Action Network to:
- Organize people to take action online and offline
- Send mass email to recruit and mobilize new activists
- Engage activists with mobile messages
- Raise funds to fuel important work
- And much more!
Systems mapping is an important element of any strategy for systemic change. Since systems are made up of a complex web of forces and relationships, and underpinned by mental models (values, beliefs and assumptions), then “mapping” these forces, relationships and mental models can be a key step towards developing an understanding of the system you want to change and developing effective strategies to shift it. This guide dives into three tools that can be used for this purpose as part of a campaign design process: system maps, network maps and narrative power analysis.
Reading time: 2 minutes The Environmental Justice Atlas (EJAtlas) is an online, interactive platform centered on a visual display of thousands of socio-environmental conflicts. From deforestation and palm oil plantations in the Amazonia of Peru to the endangered corals in Okinawa, Japan, the EJAtlas coalition of strategists, organizers and scholars collaborate to expose mobilization efforts through case studies as a way…
Reading time: < 1 minute CIVICUS Monitor is the first ever comprehensive civil society monitoring tool. It rates 195 countries on a 5 point scale from open to closed. CIVICUS also records in real time news, developments related to civil freedoms. Curated by regional research partners, CIVICUS is a tool for civil society to talk about the scale of this…
The CIVICUS Monitor is a cutting edge research tool built by civil society. CIVICUS aims to share reliable, up-to-date data on the state of civil society freedoms in all countries. Their interactive world map allows you to access live updates from civil society around the world, track threats to civil society and learn about the ways in which our right to participate is being realised or challenged.
The Center for Human Rights and Global Justice and Tandon School of Engineering at New York University are investigating ways in which human rights groups can use data visualization to enhance the impact and effectiveness of their research and advocacy. Using this body of research, the team will develop guidelines to help human rights advocates…
This webpage lists data visualization guidelines, tools and online courses for human rights researchers and advocates to enhance the impact and effectiveness of their work.
New Tactics in Human Rights has developed this Strategy Toolkit to support the important work of human rights advocates around the world. Creating change is challenging. If we’re clear about where we are starting from, where we want to get to, and the path from one to the other, we’re more likely to get there. In each section of this Strategy Toolkit you will find information developed by New Tactics and members of our community to help you create effective strategies for your human rights work.
Since 1999, New Tactics in Human Rights has created unique resources – organized around the analysis of potential solutions rather than that of specific issues, geographic regions, or target groups – that allow advocates to clearly recognize the unique elements of their situation, and to seek promising approaches that have worked elsewhere in order to apply them to new regions or issues. New Tactics has developed a 5 Steps to Strategic Effectiveness Method. It provides a framework, tools and resources to improve advocates’ ability to combine diverse tactics into complex strategies.