Becoming a More Effective Activist by
Using Transaction Skills: Articles

(Conflict Resolution, Negotiation, Trust Building, Facilitation, Communication)

Advocacy Strategy Tools to Build Your Advocacy Organization
By Joe Fuld

Advocacy strategies can be time-consuming to create and difficult to execute. Try using strategy tools. Some tools come from the corporate world, while others stem from organizing, politics, and advocacy. If you are looking for tech-based advocacy campaign tools, you can find our list here. This is a compilation of our favorites for developing advocacy strategies and messaging. More >>

Top Resources for Post-Election Dialogue Across Divides
By The National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation

Lists of some of the best resources, tools, and projects that can help communities and activists address post-election issues across divides. Includes links to more than two dozen resources that practitioners will find useful as they engage with communities over the coming period. More >>

Tired of Being Stuck? New Leaders Can Help
By Caitlyn Davison

One of the greatest barriers to change in small cities and towns is that we’re stuck. Town staff don’t have the time or resources to implement plans or take on new ideas. Community members are invited to offer feedback on plans and policies at public hearings, but they’re rarely invited to less intimidating, formal gatherings to share ideas, much less encouraged to initiate action on those plans and policies. The press of what needs to get done doesn’t help make room to pick our heads up and think differently. More >>

The Neuroscience of Trust
By Paul J. Zac

Managers have tried various strategies and perks to boost employee engagement—all with little impact on long-term retention and performance. But now, neuroscience offers some answers. Through his research on the brain chemical oxytocin—shown to facilitate collaboration and teamwork—Zak has developed a framework for creating a culture of trust and building a happier, more loyal, and more productive workforce. More >>

The Trust Crisis
By Sandra J. Sucher & Shalene Gupta

Businesses put an awful lot of effort into meeting the diverse needs of their stakeholders. But they’re not paying enough attention to one ingredient that’s crucial to productive relationships with those stakeholders: trust – our willingness to be vulnerable to the actions of others because we believe they have good intentions and will behave well toward us. More >>

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Published: August 2023

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