Community organising

group of people sitting in circle on chairs having a discussion

This workshop will develop your understanding of how to work in communities, bringing people together on a local basis to achieve a common goal. 

Community organising is an incredibly powerful way of making sure that you can achieve change at a local level. It combines effective leadership with empowering and building lasting communities of change. Communities that are then self-led. To be an organiser, you have to learn to let go of and share your power. 

Three things you will do in this workshop: 

  • Understand the principles of community organisation and how to apply them in practise 
  • Look at the tools others have used successfully to achieve change 
  • Hear about best practice and lessons from experienced community organisers

Our Open Workshops run on a progressive pricing model:

Small orgs: turnover of £10k – £100k = pay £88 plus VAT
Med orgs: turnover of £100k – £1M = pay £132 plus VAT
Large orgs: turnover of £1M to £10M = pay £192.50 plus VAT

If you would like to speak to someone further, please email megan.poyiadzis@smk.org.uk

Workshop Dates

Tues 5th Nov 2024 2-5pm
Tues 4th March 2025, 10am-1pm
Tues 3rd June 2025, 2-5pm

Shaista Aziz

Dami Makinde

SMK Associate 

This workshop is led by SMK Associate and experienced community organiser, Dami Makinde. 

Read more about Dami here

What participants say:

Jennifer Laws

Holly Rothwell

Campaigner, Oxfam GB

‘’Some really useful tips around working with communities, including the time you should allocate to working with different types of community members. I thought the whole thing was brilliant’’.

Recommended workshops

dummy pic

Three-hour workshop, online

Influencing Locally

Where local power lies is at the heart of this workshop. You will learn how to influence officials at different tiers of local government.

Workshop Dates

Tue 29th Oct 2024 2-5pm
Tues 18th Feb 2025, 2-5pm
Weds 14th May 2025, 10am-1pm

line of people holding hands with arms crossed

Three-hour workshop, online

Lived Experience, Solidarity, and Social Change

Introducing SMK’s unique tools and approaches to thinking about power, allyship and participation of people with first-hand experience in social change work.

Workshop Dates

Wed 20th Nov 2024 2-5pm
Weds 12th Mar 2025, 2-5pm
Weds 11th June 2025, 10am-1pm

Sign up and get our newsletter

To be part of a more powerful civil society, sign up for news, upcoming events, training and consultancy.   

We will always respect your privacy. Read our Privacy Policy or click here to unsubscribe