The work of community organising begins with one-to-one relational meetings.
The aim is to intentionally build understanding, respect and sense of reciprocity between individuals within our communities and member organisations and our active participants.
- Relational meetings form part of the organising cycle that includes,
- group meetings or 'table talks' where we share stories,
- discernment, where we look at the issues raise and decide what is systemic, what is 'winable' and what we are prepared to fight for,
- then there's research into the issue where we bring together academics, peak bodies and others to dig into the issue,
- we then plan one or series of actions that can be anything from a small meeting with decision-makers to large 'town hall' style meetings where we have decision-makers present alongside community leaders and our storytellers who share their stories publicly.
- This leads to outcomes and change for the better on the issue.