resources

At Information Ecology, we are passionate about contributing to a global knowledge commons for movement-building technology practices and tools. Below are some free resources we have produced in the course of our work. Please use and share them. Feedback is always welcome through our contact page.

Remote collaboration

Adapting to virtual meetings
A guide to some basic practices, aimed at groups of people who are used to meeting in person

Basic equipment list
A minimalist take on what is needed to effectively meet remotely

Practices for somatic community building
Body-based exercises for connecting with yourself and others in virtual meetings

Sample internal communications agreements
While this is applicable to all structures, not just remote staff, being geographically distributed puts pressure on when and how you communicate with each other. Clear agreements are essential! This sample can help you build yours.

Organizational security

Security readiness assessment tool
Foundational organizational and IT practices you should have in place before undertaking further security work

Security checklists
A set of checklists to help small non-profits and NGOs improve their digital security outcomes even with limited resources and technical skill

Template policy for use of personal devices for work

Information management

Designing your shared organizational files

Basic naming conventions

Tips for success with constituent relationship management (CRM) software

Information systems inventory and planning worksheet

Foundational IT capacity

IT capacity assessment

IT support and how to source it

Onboarding and offboarding checklist template

Preparing, equipping, and supporting staff through systems changes

Lightweight change management planning template