- DON’T BURN OUT. If you have a hard campaign, mix it up with “easy” events:
free food on campus, tabling, speakers.
- Use mainstream “volunteer” events to promote your issue (like a campus
open house). Not many activist groups do this, and it sucks. You never know
who you may draw into the movement.
- Keep people motivated and involved. Assign tasks, no matter how small, to
get people involved. But expect to do the bulk of the work yourself.
- Think about outreach opportunities: freshman orientation, coalition
building, and joint campaigns.
- Show that you tried to work within the system. When that doesn’t work, be
prepared to escalate.
- Pester the hell out of people. Operating as a collective doesn’t mean you
can’t be a leader.
- ALWAYS THINK ABOUT THE BIG PICTURE. Fighting to end a UT military contract
or get better pay for staff is part of a larger picture: taking control of our