This Tools for Change Handout on Facilitation was compiled by myself (Jessica Bell). The content was developed by Leah Henderson and I while we were preparing for the two workshops on facilitation we hosted earlier this year. There’s a lot of facilitation guides out there but very few are directed to facilitating in the advocacy and social movement world.
The handout covers a range of useful topics, including:
Then there’s this sample organizational chart. We find these organizational charts useful for determining who or what group is responsible for which decision. By looking at this diagram, for instance, you can tell that a conversation about short-term financial projects (such as organizing the yearly Christmas fundraiser) will need to involve the fundraising working group. This can be helpful if you are an external facilitator working with a group that is unfamiliar to you.