Campaigns

When we organize, we take flight.

Photo: Luke Franke/Audubon

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

Your voice is one of the most powerful assets when it comes to protecting birds and the places they live, and right now it’s as important as ever to be heard. We are coming together and building power across the nation to save birds, and we want you with us!

During the COVID-19 crisis, we are contining our monthly webinars, "Ask the Experts" office hours, and community conversations. We know that this is a stressful time, and we hope that this Flock can provide some essential comaraderie and purpose in uncertain times. We know you all have new, quickly changing realitiesso join what you can, when you can. We’ll be here for you anytime. And you can email us anytime with questions at campaigns@audubon.org

We must join together to make a real difference for birds. Audubon released the ground-breaking climate change report Survival by Degrees that made one thing abundantly clear: We’re facing a bird emergency. The 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. 

Here's how to get involved today

  • Join the #FindYourFlock community. Join our flock now and receive regular updates on how you can connect from home to join with fellow bird lovers, learn new skills, and boost your advocacy power.

  • Our monthly Campaigns Online Advocacy Trainings take place in a convenient webinar format so you can join from home. 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 you need to bring along is the desire to get involved and change the world for good. Watch our recorded trainings on demand below, and sign up for the next live webinar here.

  • The Audubon Campaign Advocacy Manual is 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. Download your own manual today.

  • In addition to our monthly webinars, we are also holding twice monthly Ask the Experts sessions, where you can talk directly to our campaign experts. Come ready to share ideas, ask questions, and enjoy a discussion with other advocates from across the country. Register here for our next Ask the Experts session.

  • Movements start with each of us, with small groups gathering to advocate for the birds we love. Use our template coloring letters and instructions to create a #FindYourFlock photo collage with other members of your flock. Don’t forget to send us a copy or post on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram with the hashtag #FindYourFlock. Click here for the guide with all you need to complete this fun, creative activity.

Find Your Flock Online Trainings

The Audubon Campaigns team is holding monthly trainings and regular office hours 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 WEBINARS:

Our Next Find Your Flock Webinar: Campaign Fundamentals
Tuesday, May 11, 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00p.m. PT 

Join the May 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.

 

Ask the Experts
Wednesday, April 28, 12:30 p.m. ET / 9:30a.m. PT

Join the Audubon Campaigns team for the next edition of Ask the Experts. Bring your questions, your experience, and your curiosity. This is an informal place to learn, share, celebrate, and connect. Register here.

PAST WEBINARS ON DEMAND:

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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