OrganiseUs Digital Intensive 2018 - Sydney!

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Canva Headquarters

2 Lacey Street

Surry Hills, NSW 2010


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OrganiseUs Digital Intensive is designed to help grow the number of people with the skills, passion and confidence needed to change the world for good.

OrganiseUs Digital Intensive is a five-day intensive training program in digital organising skills, running Feb 26-2 March, 2018 in Sydney.

Can't get to Sydney? Join us in Melbourne instead! We're running back-to-back Digital Intensives in Melbourne and Sydney. Details on our Melbourne Intensive here!

Melbourne or Sydney, the OrganiseUs Digital Intensive is for early-career campaigners or campaigners with more experience looking to broaden their digital skills.

This is a hands-on, fun, fail-safe learning environment with a twist. You'll put what you learn into immediate action, running a mock digital campaign scenario throughout the week.

What You Will Learn

  • Creating winning campaigns: strategy, tactics and analysing power.
  • Telling compelling stories: excellent email, strategic social media and testing assumptions.
  • Making media: pitching, writing, reactive and making news.
  • Digital organising: designing and building websites, action pages, data lists, running email campaigns and basic HTML.
  • Community organising: organising strategy, creating community and tool integration.
  • Fundraising: rapid response, appeals and cross-channel moneymaking.

The OrganiseUs Digital Intensive training curriculum has been compiled by Australia's best trainers, organisers and campaigners, in collaboration with the former New Organizing Institute in Washington, DC and Campaign Bootcamp in London.

Who You Will Learn From

You will be trained by the best digital strategists, campaigners and organisers from across Australia, the US and UK. Our full list of trainers for 2018 is yet to be announced.

A selection of some of our past trainers includes:

  • Bridget Todd - Bridget is an educator, organiser and digital content strategist and writer living in Washington DC. Bridget works to amplify the voices of communities of colour and progressive political activists, most recently on the teams at Medium.com and MSNBC. Her work organising digital trainings for political organisers at the New Organizing Institute was covered by The Washington Post. Her writing has been published by the Atlantic, the Boston Review and BuzzdFeed.
  • Peter Wrinch - Peter is Director of Politics and Advocacy for Canada and the Pacific at NationBuilder. Previously, Peter was Executive Director at Pivot Legal Society, an organisation using law to address the root causes of poverty and social exclusion. Peter is an international speaker on organising, fundraising and technology.
  • Beth Becker - Beth is a Senior Fellow at the New Leaders Council, training in digital strategy to US House campaigns, non-profits and unions. Beth was one of the formers New Organizing Institute's most experienced digital bootcamp trainers and has led our training across social media strategy.
  • Mike Moschella - Mike is Vice President for Innovation and Director of Analytics at DKC News. He co-founded the New Leaders Council and Organizing.Center, where he provided practical organising tools and training to campaigns and non-profits.
  • Suzy Compton - Suzy is Campaign Director at Greenpeace Australia Pacific, and was formerly campaign manager at 38 Degrees in the UK. Suzy was a trainer at Campaign Bootcamp.
  • Tabatha Fulker - Tabatha is Executive Director at OrganiseUs, a strategic digital communication agency working on some of Australia's most influential campaigns including #StopAdani. Tabatha has worked as Director of Business Development Australia at Change.org, the world's largest social change platform and gives expert advice to dozens of the country's leading non-profits on their email, digital strategy, and engagement.
  • Aaron Lamb - Aaron is Head of Digital at Oxfam Australia. He loves analytics and uses the digital dark arts to make money for good. Aaron has led our training across digital fundraising.
  • Jessica Kendall - Jess is a Senior Communications Advisor at Essential Media Communications where she works across media, PR and strategic communications for government, unions and NGOs.
  • Jason Mogus - A digital pioneer for two decades, Jason is the principal strategist at NetChange. He has led digital transformation projects and campaigns for some of the wold's most recognised social change organisations and movements. In 2016, Jason and his team launched the Networked Change Report, looking at the common principles of networked change behind today's most successful advocacy campaigns.
  • Poppie Pack - Poppie is senior designer at Canva, leading the team of designers who create all the wonderful templates you see in Canva's library.
  • Phil Freeman - Head of Engagement at WWF Australia, Phil is at the forefront of digital engagement and systems design in the not-for-profit sector.


OrganiseUs Standard ticket: $1000 + GST.

What's included in the ticket price?

  • 5 jam-packed days of world-class training in digital skills from some of the world's best digital strategists.
  • Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea each day.
  • Lifetime access to our full suite of digital content goodness delivered across the week, including all presentations, downloadables, best practice cheatsheets, references, and templates.
  • Free, three-month ongoing access to a range of super useful tech platforms, creative apps and digital tools you've been trained up in over the week.
  • Ongoing access to our incredible network of trainers, OrganiseUs alumni and digital strategists through our fantastic private Facebook group.
  • A community of practice in digital organising (and some lifelong friendships!)

Tickets are strictly limited. If you work or volunteer for a non-profit, political party, campaign, union, B-corp, social enterprise, campaign or business then purchase your ticket today.


OrganiseUs is serious about diversity. We want to grow digital skills and organising capacity across a diverse sector of our community.

We offer a range of scholarships for people working on localised, marginalised or community campaigns; Indigenous or Torres Strait Islander campaigners; and for folks volunteering or working for a non-profit with an annual turnover of less than $1 million.

Our Oxfam Indigenous and Community Campaigner Scholarship Program is now open for applications. Apply here!

Scholarhip applications close at 5pm, 14 January, 2018.

What To Bring

OrganiseUs Digital Intensive requires a sense of adventure, a collaborative spirit, your own laptop, refillable water bottle/coffee cup, notebook and pen.

You will be need to be at the The Top Floor at Wellington at 8.30am for a 9am start each morning and until at least 6pm each evening. A full itinerary will be provided closer to the date.

Accommodation is not included, but we can suggest affordable options nearby.

Places at OrganiseUs Digital Intensive are strictly limited and highly competitive, so get in quick! Want to know more? View our OrganiseUs Digital Intensive 2017 picture gallery.

Click here for full details about our Melbourne Digital Intensive!

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