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growing list of digital tools for activism things
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Mar 30th - Apr 5th, 2020

Open-source host-it-yourself:

  • Spokestars188 - Text-distribution tool for organizations to mobilize supporters and members into action. Spoke allows you to upload phone numbers, customize scripts and assign volunteers to communicate with supporters while allowing organizations to manage the process.
  • May 13th - May 19th, 2019

    Software as a service:

  • MoveOn's Petition Platform - Start your own petition on MoveOn's hosted platform. If your petition gains traction, MoveOn staff may help support you.
  • The Graveyad

  • Thunderclap - use this to coordinate a group sharing the same message on social media at the same time. You write a tweet, make a campaign, and ask people to pledge to support your campaign. When you reach your goal of a certain number of pledgers, your tweet will automatically be posted to each pledger's social media.
  • Oct 1st - Oct 7th, 2018

    Software as a service:

  • Democracy.io (codestars253) - Send messages to members of the US Senate and House of Representatives.
  • Jan 1st - Jan 7th, 2018

    Projects to keep an eye on (ie projects in development)

  • Umbrella Appstars202 - an open source Android App with lessons and checklists on digital and physical security topics ranging from sending a secure mail to dealing with physical surveillance and attending a protest safely. Also includes forms for responding to security incidents and feeds to ensure users are up to date with the latest security information for their area. Also available in Spanish and Chinese.
  • Oct 9th - Oct 15th, 2017

    Browsers:

  • Tor Browserstars404 - Free software for enabling anonymous communication. It prevents somebody watching your Internet connection from learning what sites you visit, it prevents the sites you visit from learning your physical location, and it lets you access sites which are blocked.
  • Jun 26th - Jul 2nd, 2017

    Open-source host-it-yourself:

  • Contact Congress (Open Source)stars31 - Send emails to members of the US Congress. This was developed by EFF as an open source project. They use it for their own campaigns internally. There is also a hosted version run by Fight for the Future (see below).
  • Call Congressstars28 - Coordinate call-in days to US Congress, the President, or local or corporate targets. Original project from Fight for the Future and Taskforce.is, but with lots of development from Mozillastars1 and the EFF. Frontend looks like this, https://call.mozilla.org and the backend looks like http://callpower.org. A hosted version is available, and the code is AGPL.
  • Apr 3rd - Apr 9th, 2017

    Open-source host-it-yourself:

  • CiviCRM - Contact management system for non-profit / activist sector, including donations, memberships, events, SMS, bulk mail & full CRM.
  • Nov 14th - Nov 20th, 2016

    Software as a service:

  • Action Network - A nonprofit digital organizing toolset for progressive organizations. Includes petitions, advocacy, fundraising, mass email, and more for free or cheap.
  • Aug 15th - Aug 21st, 2016

    Projects to keep an eye on (ie projects in development)

  • Code Corps - code corps hopes to provide tools that connect people to projects that have a social impact, facilitate crowdfunding, and provide support for those working on projects
  • May 30th - Jun 5th, 2016

    Operating Systems:

  • Tails - A live media, Linux-based operating system that is designed to allow the use of a computer without leaving a digital footprint.
  • Jan 18th - Jan 24th, 2016

    Open-source host-it-yourself:

  • Ushahidi - Platform for data management and visualization. Other tools include CrowdMap, CrisisNET (data about world crises), Ping (tool for checking is someone is ok after an emergency), SMSsync (two-way SMS gateway). Check out their github repos.
  • Projects to keep an eye on (ie projects in development)

  • [email protected]stars38 - a mobile app to help protesters communicate with each other in realtime during marches
  • Jan 4th - Jan 10th, 2016

    Software as a service:

  • Riseup - A provider of communication tools for activists, including free webmail, chat, and VPN
  • Dec 28th - Jan 3rd, 2015

    Open-source host-it-yourself:

  • Countdownstars37 - A quick & simple tool for making your own webpage with a countdown to your upcoming event.
  • Software as a service:

  • Loomio - Tool for collaborative decision-making in groups. Note: Loomio's code is also open sourcestars2.1k, but it's generally used as a hosted service.
  • ControlShift - Distributed petitions, events and local groups for progressive advocacy organizations. Tools to help make campaigns more participatory.
  • Projects to keep an eye on (ie projects in development)

  • Day of Actionstars8 - very rough tool used to coordinate a day of action for high school students. the starting point for a more generalized tool to run a day of action campaign
  • Nov 16th - Nov 22nd, 2015

    Software as a service:

  • Change.org Petition site. Chose a target, make a petition, send it to your friends. If they get traction, Change.org has staff that can provide support. (They also have org accounts, that allow groups to do branded pages and export contact info of signers.)
  • Oct 26th - Nov 1st, 2015

    Open-source host-it-yourself:

  • VictoryKit - Optimize petition campaign content. Not actively maintained.
  • TakeCharge.iostars9 - opensource or SaaS online donations powered by Stripe.
  • Oct 12th - Oct 18th, 2015

    Projects to keep an eye on (ie projects in development)

  • Stencil Validator (codestars12) - a design tool for determining if your artwork is a valid stencil
  • Aug 10th - Aug 16th, 2015

    Open-source host-it-yourself:

  • Self Starterstars3.2k - roll your own crowdfunding site
  • Crowdringstars16 - web app where people around the world can place a free missed call to sign a petition
  • Twilio.org's Rapid Response Kitstars304 - Collection phone-related tools using Twilio's service. Kit includes: Auto-Respond (inbound voice/sms responder), Broadcast (simple way to broadcast texts/calls to a list), Conference Line, Forwarder, Ringdown (call down a list of people, if 1st person doesn't answer go on to the next), Help Line (Press 1 for..., Press 2 for...)
  • Software as a service:

  • Contact Congress (FFTF) - Used to send emails to members of the US Congress. This is Fight for the Future's hosted-version of the open sources Contact Congress. Ideal for organizations that send a lot of emails to congress, but who don't have tech staff who can install and maintain their own version of the open source software.
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