The Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has meant that we're shifting our activities online for the time being – help us imagine what that looks like!

This is a time for creativity, community and collaboration. We may not be able to come together in person right now – indeed, physical distancing is an important factor in slowing the spread of the virus. But we can still come together online to support one another and keep taking action together. 

Here are some core skills for online campaigning and organising we'd love to share with you. 

Upcoming training opportunities

🍎 Getting your core group business online

Using Slack
Learn how we can use slack to stay connected and coordinate activities in real time.

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If, after attending a Slack training session, you feel like you need more support, you can attend a Slack drop-in session on: 

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It would be helpful if you could email ken.matahari@acf.org.au before the drop-in session to notify us what Slack issues you're hoping to resolve / which features you're hoping to explore more.

Action Centre support and skills sessions
Action Centre is our all-in-one tool for organising local (*digital) events, sending email and text blasts, making calls, doing peer-to-peer SMS and more! Come along to get support and build your skills.

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Facilitating online meetings
From zero to hero, learn how to use Zoom like the pros!

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If, after attending the 'Facilitating online meetings' zoom training, you feel like you need more support, you can attend a Troubleshooting Zoom drop-in support session on:

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💡 New ways to organise your community

Online relational organising

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Facebook basics for community groups
Some handy hints for getting the most out of your presence on Facebook

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Facebook intermediate for community groups
Some handy tips for posting, growing your Facebook group and increasing your engagement

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Collaborating with Google Docs

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🤩 Advanced digital campaign delivery

MP Meetings
How to get the most out of an online meeting with an MP or decision maker

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Advanced Facebook training for community groups

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This list is live and evolving! Let us know what other ideas you have for getting our community and campaigns online by emailing community@acf.org.au.

Please note that all times listed are correct for Sydney/Canberra/Melbourne. Times may be different, depending on your location. All eastern states are now in the same timezone: Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST).

Tom Grindrod

Digital Organiser