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When we organize, we take flight.

Join us in 2021 to #FindYourFlock and be an advocate for birds in your community—and beyond.

You are one of the most powerful change makers when it comes to protecting birds and the places need, right now it’s as important as ever to stand up and be heard. We are coming together and building people power across the nation to save birds, and we need you with us. Join our flock today and you will receive regular updates on how to connect with fellow bird lovers, learn new skills, and take part in fun activities, all while building your advocacy power. 

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Audubon released the ground-breaking climate change report, Survival By Degrees, that made one thing abundantly clear: We’re facing a bird emergency. Our report offered a stark warning, but it also offered hope by showing that if we act today, we can help most climate threatened birds survive well into the future. Social movements start with each of us. We start groups, and when groups get together they form coalitions, and when coalitions come together you form a movement to advocate for the birds we love.

Here's how to get involved today

The Audubon Campaign Advocacy Manual is a great place to get started. It’s a comprehensive guide that will walk you through the necessary steps to take you from wherever you are now to planning, running, and winning your own issue campaign, complete with worksheets and templates. Download your own manual today.

Our monthly Find Your Flock Online Advocacy Trainings take place in a convenient webinar format so you can join from home. In these interactive sessions, we will give you all the tools that you need to get started to find your own flock and power your advocacy efforts. All are welcome! All that you need to bring along is the desire to get involved and change the world for good. Watch our On-Demand trainings listed below, and sign up for the next live webinar here. 

Have specific questions about a campaign you are working on? Email campaigns@audubon.org to set up a time to meet with one of our campaign experts. 

Find Your Flock Online Trainings

The Audubon Campaigns team is holding monthly trainings throughout 2021 to help you and supporters across the nation - and the world - find your flock and work together to make the change birds and people need.

OUR NEXT WEBINAR:

Our Next Find Your Flock Webinar: November 2021
Tuesday, November 16, 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT 

Join the this month's Find Your Flock webinar for an exciting discussion about protecting birds and the places they need. The real change that birds need will come from all of us organizing and working together. All are welcome! Whether you're just interested in getting more involved, or are already a chapter member, Audubon Ambassador, campus activist, volunteer, or staff member, you are part of a nationwide conservation movement. All you need to join is the desire to get involved and change the world for good. Register here.

 

ON-DEMAND WEBINARS:

October 2021 - Finding Partners & Building Coalitions
In this webinar, we learned all about building partnerships and coalitions to expand your reach and power. We reviewed how to identify, approach, and collaborate with new partners and strengthen existing partnerships within a practical example of our 2019 solar campaign in Arkansas. Watch the recording here. Download the slides here.

September 2021 - Campaigns 101
Our foundational Audubon Campaigns webinar. This informative training includes an overview of advocacy and how we’re keeping up and modifying our important work to save birds, with a special focus on an ongoing campaign and the strategy behind it in Indiana. Watch the recording here. Download the slides here.

July 2021 - Meeting with Decision Makers 
In this webinar, our campaign experts break down the how, why, and when of meeting with decision makers. Along with special guests, we walk you through a few examples, including taking part in a lobby day, meeting decision makers in their district, and inviting decision makers to a chapter event or birdwalk. Watch the recording here. 

June 2021 - Advocacy Communications
Hear from Audubon communications experts about how they build advocacy communications for a variety of audiences. We'll have special guests from around the country share their expertise and experiences to help you communicate more effectively. Watch the recording here. Download the slides here.

May 2021 - Campaigns 101
Our foundational Audubon Campaigns webinar. This informative training includes an overview of advocacy and how we’re keeping up and modifying our important work to save birds, with a special focus on the campaign strategy to pass climate policy in Washington State in 2020. Watch the recording here. Download the slides here.

April 2021 - Local Climate Action
Watch this one hour training for a discussion on the difference between a proclamation, a resolution, and an ordinance, how can you tell which one is right for you, and how to get them passed in your city or county.  Watch the recording here. Download the slides here. Download Sample Birds Tell Us Resolution here.

March 2021 - Recruiting New & Diverse Volunteers
Watch this one hour training for a discussion on recruiting new and diverse volunteers in the time of COVID-19, featuring two exciting guest speakers from the New Hope Audubon Chapter in North Carolina.  Watch the recording here. Download the slides here.

February 2021 - Power
Watch this one hour training for a review of power. We explored two practical examples of power-mapping, one local and one federal, to explore how to use people power to run effective campaigns. Watch the recording here. Download the slides here.

January 2021 - Advanced Advocacy
Watch this one hour training for a review of the fundamentals of people power and how to run effective campaigns to winWatch the recording here.

December 2020 - End Of Year Wrap Up
Watch this one hour training for an exciting discussion, celebrating our shared successes in this unprecedented year, and find out what comes next. We talked about how both new and seasoned advocates are applying their skills and winning campaigns across the nation to protect birds and the places they need, and we featured and celebrated your stories. Watch the recording here.

November 2020 - What's In A Plan? Building Local Power for National Outcomes
Watch this one hour training to for an exciting discussion that builds on past experience and historical examples, to outline how to develop local movements that reverberate nationally. Watch the recording here.

October 2020 - Advocacy 101
The fourth round of our foundational Audubon Campaigns webinar. This informative training includes an overview of advocacy and how we’re keeping up and modifying our important work to save birds, even during the current crisis, with a special focus on a campaign to expand solar access in Arkansas that Audubon ran in 2019. Watch the recording here. Download the Slides here.

September 2020 - Recruitment: Stories from the Ground
Watch this one hour training to learn about Recruitment: Stories from the Ground. Find out the what and why behind recruitment, then listen to real life examples for nuggets of wisdom and inspiration. Download Recruitment Tips, Tricks, and FAQs here.

August 2020 - Ask the Experts, Talking to Decision Makers
Ask The Experts session from August 18. We gathered in a smaller, informal group setting to answer questions about meeting with decision makers. 

August 2020 - Education, Advocacy, and Lobbying Training
The Audubon Campaigns team reviews the differences between Education, Advocacy, and Lobbying and then leads a series of role plays to illuminate these activities. Watch the recording here. Download the Slides here.

August 2020 - Ask The Experts, Recruitment 
Watch this one hour training to learn about recruitment - one of the most important parts of every advocacy campaign. Our team will help you tackle recruitment in a virtual world, offering creative strategies for building your flock at a time when everything is online. Watch the recording here. 

July 2020 - Advocacy 101 in the Age of Covid-19
The third round of our foundational Audubon Campaigns webinar. This informative training includes an overview of advocacy and how we’re keeping up and modifying our important work to save birds, even during the current crisis. Watch the recording here.

July 2020 - Ask The Experts, Digital Advocacy
This session theme was digital advocacy and recruitment, and we were joined by special guests Molly Tsongas from Audubon California and Kim Brand from Audubon North Carolina. They provided insights from successful Virtual Lobby Days, where they organized dozens of virtual meetings to connect Audubon members with legislators and each other. Watch the recording here

May 2020 – Getting The Word Out
An interactive webinar on how to get the word out about your advocacy activities, with a focus on interacting with the media and how to talk to your community and about climate change. Watch the recording here.

April 2020 - Advocacy 101
Join the second round of our foundational Audubon Campaigns webinar! The real change that birds need will come from all of us organizing and working together, and this training will help you get started. This informative training includes an overview of advocacy and how we’re keeping up and modifying our important work to save birds, even during this crisis. Watch the recording.

March 2020 - How To Talk to Decision Makers
One of the most common campaign tactics – meeting with your decision makers – can also be one of the most intimidating. On March’s Campaigns webinar, you will learn how to talk to decision makers in order to get the change we need. Watch the recording.

February 2020 - Boost Your Bird Advocacy Power
Do you ever feel powerless or wonder how you can do more to help birds in your community and beyond? Join us to learn all about grassroots power and how you can harness it. Learn how to identify decision makers, show your power, and win campaigns. Watch the recording.

January 2020 - Advocacy 101
We are coming together and building power across the nation to save birds, and we want you with us! Our Advocacy 101 training will give you the tools that you need to get started. All you need to bring along is the desire to get involved and change the world for good. Watch the recording.

 

 



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