Organising

We Are Union

Campaigning together for justice at work and in their communities

We Are Union is a movement run by the Victorian Trades Hall Council on behalf of 500,000 Victorian union members. They campaign for justice at work and in their communities.

We were thrilled to be asked to deliver their new website, using their amazing designs paired with our custom development work. 

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GetUp!

Powering grassroots organising at one of Australia's leading campaign organisations

It's always exciting to work with GetUp!'s amazing organising team. Having worked with them to build an election-day volunteer platform, a billet-accommodation tool for their national summit of 1000 volunteers, bespoke event creation and management systems, and an action-hub that serves as a one-stop-shop for volunteers to find groups, actions, and resources, we are now thrilled to support the efforts of their volunteer leaders through SupporterBase, our app for grassroots, distributed organising. 

 

Yes23

The national campaign fighting for recognition of 65,000 years of Indigenous culture for the first time in Australia's 122-year-old constitution

We had the pleasure of working closely with the Yes23 Campaign Team and we support their mission for constitutional recognition for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

In 2023, Australians voted in a referendum about whether to change the Consitution to recognise the First Peoples of Australia by establishing a body called the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice. The website we developed for the “Yes” campaign based on their design mockups needed to not only help raise awareness and engage voters, but also support the recruitment and mobilisation of volunteers nation-wide as part of the largest ever grassroots volunteer campaign of its kind. It also needed to work seamlessly with our volunteer management software, SupporterBase, which would provide the backbone of the distributed organising effort. 

This campaign inspired a whole new cohort of passionate citizens to become volunteer leaders, and it was made possible by the online space we helped them create. People used the Yes23 website to search for local campaign groups via map functionality, and if one didn’t already exist, they could start their own local group by completing a simple online form. They could also find or list their own local events on the website through an automated event submission and publication process. Once local groups were set up online, volunteer leaders used our integrated volunteer management platform, SupporterBase, to send SMS and email blasts, manage call lists, and publish events themselves directly to the Yes23 website. Local groups formed quickly across the country, and started recruiting and organising communications and activities to best suit their respective areas and demographics. Within weeks, there were 276 local groups established, with 55,067 active and engaged volunteers working tirelessly to campaign for the Yes vote.

Although the Yes campaign did not ultimately succeed (with Yes votes at referendums in Australia notoriously difficult to win, especially without bipartisan support from major parties) the volunteer mobilisation element was a key bright spot in the broader campaign, and national organisers of the Yes campaign (which included only a handful of full time staff with little more than a few months to prepare), said they still hit all of their field organising goals and they simply would not have been able to achieve this style of distributed organising, nor this level of scale without our website and digital tools.

Our work with the Yes23 campaign was recognised at the 2024 Reed Awards, winning the award for Best Grassroots Website. 

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Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF)

Catalysing the impact of volunteer leaders at Australia's peak national environment organisation

The Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) is Australia’s national environment organisation, pushing for bold solutions to climate change and habitat destruction.

We are proud that we have been able to support their advocacy efforts over the past few years - especially during crucial election seasons. Our services have included the creation of custom pages to drive volunteers to action, as well as the development of several custom tools to help coordinate the work of those volunteers.

We continue to work with ACF through their use of SupporterBase, which empowers volunteers to organise and lead their own groups - giving them the ability to run their own events, email, call and message fellow supporters, all while safeguarding supporter details and syncing data to their CRM. 

Digital Campaigner for ACF, Tom Grindrod, said, "SupporterBase puts community leaders in control - to engage their community, grow sustainably and run powerful campaigns with one platform for everything, not half-a-dozen. Volunteers have reported they love its simple and clean interface, and that it allows the to share the workload between several group members."

"Everyone at SupporterBase/Code Nation are enthusiastic and helpful, are proactive finding solutions to user needs, and care about the product they put into the world and the people that use it."

Move Beyond Coal

Growing the biggest grassroots movement in Australia's history

Building an unstoppable community movement to solve Australia's biggest contribution to the climate crisis

Move Beyond Coal is working to protect a liveable world for people and nature everywhere by stopping coal expansion, and phasing out coal by 2030.

With their roots in the #StopAdani movement, Move Beyond Coal are called to go bigger and broader to answer the scale of Australian coal's unjust contribution to the climate crisis. They are building a big, bold, beautiful, and diverse movement grounded in a commitment to climate justice and First Nations justice.

We were delighted to win the award for 'Best Grassroots Website/Action Centre' at the 2023 Reed Awards, for the website we delivered for Move Beyond Coal.

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