Welcome! Each of the resources below will help you improve your advocacy efforts and achieve "big wins."
No matter what the scope or focus of your campaign, a little planning can go a long way.
Section One: Campaign Planning
- Define your Goals [pdf / doc]
- Allies & Opponents [pdf / doc]
- Strategies & Tactics [pdf / doc]
Power Mapping - Link to Moveon.org Community Power Map Guide
Section Two: Community Organizing
- Engage Volunteers [pdf / doc]
- Engage Volunteers - Potential Volunteer Roles [pdf / doc]
- Run an Effective Meeting [pdf / doc]
- Organize a Stellar Event [pdf / doc]
- Participate in the Public Review Process [pdf / doc]
- Make Public Comment [pdf /doc]
- Local Community Allies [pdf / doc]
Section Three: Loma Prieta Chapter - At Your Service!
- Politics: Sierra Club Training & Templates - Collection of manuals and templates from SCLPC Political Committee
- Guidelines for local plans & proposals - from the SCLPC Sustainable Land Use Committee
Section Four: Sierra Club National Can Help You, Too!
The Clubhouse (username: clubhouse, password: explore) is a clearing house for all kinds of invaluable tools and resources. Some are Sierra Club specific--logos, staff directories, organization policies--while others speak to common interests like campaigns, media, fundraising, and a wealth of other topics.
- Visitor's Guide - Get familiar with the Clubhouse structure
- National Sierra Club Grassroots Organizing Training Manual
- Media Pitch Training Video - 10-minute "how-to" on pitching your story or event to media outlets.
Section Five: Additional Links and Resources
- Great Communities Collaborative Toolkit for Community Organizers
- Develop Your Communication Plan
- Loma Prieta Chapter Structure
- Letters to the Editor