The Funders Collaborative on Youth Organizing (FCYO) is holding two digital organizing trainings coming up this week and next to give advocates the tools they need to continue serving the people and fighting for change:
In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, youth organizing groups have been adapting to continue vital work in our new conditions. Groups are asking key questions about the best ways to manage their organizations and organize young people while social distancing.
In response to these questions, FCYO is hosting a free webinar series to support youth organizing groups in navigating this new terrain. The series will be led by Social Movement Technologies, a movement training hub for digital organizing strategies. In 7 years as a nonprofit, unionized movement partner, Social Movement Technologies has supported over 70 organizations to build power and win transformative campaigns. The webinars will highlight best practices and resources for organizing young people in this time.
Webinar 1: Transitioning to a Remote Organizing Team will be held on Thursday, April 9th at 3:00p - 4:30p ET. It will highlight strategies for effective online meetings, apps for visually connecting with community without computers, useful practices/policies for remote teams, and digital security considerations.
Webinar 2: Organizing During Physical Isolation will be held on Friday April 17 at 2:00p - 3:30p ET. This webinar will focus on community building and mutual aid, narrative/messaging strategies for the moment, tools for action, and further training and resources.