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.

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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Animal Advocacy Careers

Animal Advocacy Careers is an organization that seeks to address the career and talent bottlenecks in the animal advocacy movement, especially the farmed animal movement. Its website features a job board, online course, and careers advice.

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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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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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Forces for Good: The Six Practices of High-Impact Nonprofits

Leslie Crutchfield and Heather McLeod Grant

This landmark book reveals the six powerful practices of 12 high-impact nonprofits and tells their compelling stories.

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Fundraising for Social Change

Kim Klein

Fundraising for Social Change is the preeminent guide to securing funding, with a specific focus on progressive nonprofit organizations with budgets under $5 million.

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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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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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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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