The toolkit for action is a series of short publications that provide practical 'how to' detail for changing the world. Each publication looks at a different campaigning skill, and can be read on its own, or alongside other 'chapters' of the toolkit.

The toolkit is written by Quaker Peace & Social Witness staff, who pool their collective campaigning expertise into each chapter of the toolkit, which also include case studies and insights from Friends.

Toolkit contents

    The toolkit is for any individual, group or meeting wishing to explore or start taking action for change.

    The toolkit can be used in a number of ways. You might read the resources to guide your own action, use them with a group you're already taking action with, or invite people from your meeting or another group to discuss a section that inspires you.

    Get in touch with Maya Williams (mayaw@quaker.org.uk or 020 7663 1056) if you do use the guides and have any success with your campaigns - or any questions!

    Planning and strategy

    'Planning effective action for change' outlines steps to help you and your group consider how you might explore your concern and develop a project, whilst creating impact and sustaining energy throughout. Download 'Planning effective action for change' (PDF).

    Organising actions

    Once you have decided on the focus of your group's concern and considered the type of change you wish to bring about, the next step is to develop an action that fits with your project. These guides outline some possibilities.

    Engaging elected representatives

    Engaging with our elected representatives can be complicated. These guides offer clear and practical information to make this process easier.

    Media and social media

    Once you've planned a campaign, project or action, you'll probably want to publicise it to gather support, raise awareness of the issue and to reach, or build pressure upon, any decision makers you've identified. These guides offer some ideas about how you can do this.

    Managing conflict

    There will naturally be a diversity of views present in any given group seeking to work together. Here are some tips on managing disagreements that may arise over tactics or aims, and thoughts on how to reach consensus.

    Contact us

    Maya Williams
    Economics, Sustainability & Peace Network Co-ordinator
    mayaw@quaker.org.uk
    0207 663 1056