Resource Center

Our resource center provides the most up-to-date materials to help vegan advocates improve their communication, strategic thinking, sustainability, and relational skills. We update this section regularly, so please check back to stay informed.

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    Strategic Action for Animals

    Melanie Joy

    The animal liberation movement is growing in size and strength, but so are animal-exploiting industries, which have vastly more resources than activists do. Using strategy, activists can shift the balance of power in favor of the movement.

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    80,000 Hours

    80,000 Hours provides information on how to maximize the impact of our career choices. This website is tailored for talented young graduates.

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    The Lifelong Activist

    This website presents ideas from the book by the same title. It is based on the author’s many years of experience as an activist and coach examining which personal habits, thoughts, and beliefs tend to help people succeed at ambitious goals, and which do not.

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    HR Survival Guide for Small Organizations

    Animal Charity Evaluators

    In this document ACE compiled best practices around all key areas of HR: hiring, compensating, and developing/managing staff—with extra attention to legal essentials…

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    Essentials for Nonprofit Operations Management

    Animal Charity Evaluators

    This guide is intended to give an overview of the operational responsibilities of nonprofit organizations…

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    Respect in the Workplace Policy

    Animal Charity Evaluators

    This is an internal policy document that ACE developed to demonstrate their commitment to complying with all non-discrimination and anti-harassment laws in all of the countries in which they operate…

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    Nonprofit: Measure Thyself

    Mass Non Profit News

    Doing good is not good enough for nonprofits; today they must also prove how well they’re performing. It’s why they should read Building a Performance Measurement System: Using Data to Accelerate Social Impact, a new book aimed at helping non…

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    Blessed Unrest: How the Largest Social Movement in History Is Restoring Grace, Justice, and Beauty to the World

    Paul Hawken

    Paul Hawken weaves together the threads of a global humanitarian movement comprising environmental, social justice, and indigenous rights NGOs throughout the world, bringing hope to those whose awareness of suffering may be causing them to despair.

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    Doing Democracy: The MAP Model for Organizing Social Movements

    Bill Moyer, JoAnn McAllister, Mary Lou Finley, and Steven Soifer

    Doing Democracy provides a theory and working model for understanding social movements in order to ensure their success. It outlines the eight stages of social movements and the four roles of activists, offering case studies from various movements.

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    Ideas for Action: Relevant Theory for Radical Change

    Cynthia Kaufman and Elizabeth Martinez

    Ideas for Action gives activists the intellectual tools to turn discontent into action. Cynthia Kaufman examines the strengths and weaknesses of various political movements and gives a glimpse of the rewards of engagement with political ideas.

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    In the Tiger’s Mouth: An Empowerment Guide for Social Action

    Katrina Shields

    Katrina Shields guides us through each step of social awareness and activism. She also addresses ways to avoid burnout, including exercises for both individuals and groups.

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    Making the News: A Guide for Activists and Nonprofits

    Jason Salzman

    This handbook, based on interviews with activists and journalists, explains how to generate news coverage of any cause. Jason Salzman shows how to stage media events, write press releases, compile media lists, contact reporters, and much more.

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    Organizing for Social Change: Midwest Academy Manual for Activists, 4th Edition

    Kimberley A. Bobo, Steve Max, and Jackie Kendall

    This manual is a comprehensive guide for grassroots organizers working for social, racial, environmental, and economic justice at any level. It shows how organizers can reach their goals with efficiency and dignity.

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    Roots to Power: A Manual for Grassroots Organizing

    Lee Staples

    This manual presents strategies and tactics that community members can use to select issues, set goals, campaign, recruit members, develop leaders, hold effective meetings, conduct research, lobby decision makers, and garner media coverage.

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    Managing to Change the World

    Alison Green and Jerry Hauser

    Leaders of today’s nonprofit organizations need to know how to turn their missions and strategies into real world impact, and that’s what Managing to Change the World is all about.

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    The Management Center

    The Management Center helps leaders working for social change build and run more effective organizations.

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