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Starting an organization: Some reflections...

 Starting an organization: Some reflections on the challenges of organizational development

I have been involved in community organizing for more than two decades, and am often approached to provide support and advice to groups at various stages of their development. One of the most passionate is the start-up stage; moving from doing a really awesome activity or project together to deciding that this common passion needs a structure and some long term investment


It’s Time To Get The VIDEO Party Started!

Making a webcam video can be easy peasy. Here are my tips and encouragement for making your own media. Shooting a good video doesn’t require fancy and costly equipment. Nor is it required to be an experienced professional in this field. To make a simple video, the only thing that you require is a computer with a webcam and internet access...

We rock all year long but still...

...I often stumble upon inspiring stories, clips and tidbits that stir up that same buzzing of energy and help me remember our individual and collective power ... so what I propose to do in this blog is to share them from time to time and hope that they'll do the same for you.

We rock all year long but still…have a great International Women's Day!

March 8 : Why Girls Are Making A Difference

“Sexting in Canada too!”
“Safe ‘sexting’? No such thing, teens warned”
“Fat thighs, bum may help you live longer”...

...As we can see, media messages about girls and young women are at odds. Girls are portrayed as passive victims or responsible for everything from an increase in moral depravity to the decline of civilization.

Unsurprisingly, girls tell another story...

Amplify Toolkit Launch: It's only been 7 years in the making....


We are (finally!) officially launching the Amplify Toolkit: Designing Spaces and Programs for Girls! OK- so maybe the “hands on” writing took place over the last three years, but this Toolkit has been a Girls Action project for about 7 years now. For real.

Des nouvelles du Carnaval de blogues sur kickaction

Ça y est! La deuxième semaine du 3e Carnaval de blogue est déjà entamée. Sous le thème Légal, illégal?, les blogueuses de la semaine partageront leurs connaissances, expériences et réflexions des impacts de la loi et de la criminalisation.

In the News... Hyperfeminist virtual vigilantes


The past two weeks have been a heady time, as women (and men) across Canada challenge a recent National Post editorial, "Women's Studies is still with us."

Surviving fundraising! Some thoughts...

I thought this would be a good place to give a shout out to the really sweet training across distance called Fundraising in 2010: A strategy working group that we are offering up in less than two weeks.

The Launch of our Blog