Activism & Advocacy Flow Charts

 How to Make Change Happen – A Process Guide in 3 Slides

The process of grass-roots advocacy is depicted by the accompanying series of charts below which are also available as Power Point Slides.  It presents the sequence & variety of steps, agents, practices, tactics, strategies, venues and processes available to address societal problems in our democracy.  While devised in 2002 with climate change specifically in mind, its’ substance applies to grassroots advocacy in general.

 Change begins with initial problem recognition.  Activism is necessary to raise a problem to the level of a public issue in need of solution.  Agents for change are noted, venues for deliberation listed, means of solution characterized, and if implemented must be monitored for efficacy.  The process is diagrammed within a series of flow charts which are successively more detailed.

 Graphic shows sequence of activist social change steps progressing clockwise around the globe: Problem, Issue, Decision Venue, Solution, Monitor and then feedback to Problem to iterate.
A simplified schematic for thinking about social political change. 1/3. (Michael Charney).
Graphic includes agents and somewhat more sophisticated flow diagram connections.

A more developed schematic for thinking about social political change, 2/3. (Michael Charney).

Graphic adds subheadings to slide I schematic indicating the role or agents involved in each step respectively.

Detailed schematic for thinking about social political in which each step is unfolded into a list of agents, loci or actions resulting in decisions taken to then be monitored for efficiency and possible iterative improvement. 3/3 (Michael Charney).


Click this link to download & view slide set in Power Point

[Upon opening in Power Point, n upper left, click “View” > “Present”].