Helpful resources for important work

Welcome to AGO insights, a repository of open-source guides and other helpful resources for people and orgs advancing important ideas.

We built a kit for new and experienced funders

This lightweight kit helps funders shift power to local hands, work with the most effective movement leaders, and build long-term community power from the ground up.

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Insights

2024 book & podcast guide for activists and optimists

9 great ideas for the readers, thinkers, and pod-lovers in your life.

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Resources

2022 reading list for thinkers and doers

13 books that motivated us, excited us, and left us feeling like slightly better versions of ourselves. We hope they will do the same for you, and the booklovers in your life.

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Insights

5 ideas to rewire your brain for the future

We can build a better future, achieve environmental justice, and help nature regenerate, but we’re going to have to change our approach.

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Strategy

How to run a successful nonprofit campaign

We created a campaign planning 101 guide to help activists and small orgs strategize, plan, and launch a message that lands.

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Insights

Meet the volunteers keeping elections fair in Thailand

Armed with smartphones, volunteer election observers with We Watch are keeping tabs on Thailand’s democracy.

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Strategy

How to get the most from Twitter ads

Paid social ads can help attract people to your cause. Here's some advice on when to use them, why to use them, and how to get the most bang for your buck.

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Technology

An activist’s guide to digital security

Take these steps to strengthen your digital security, then share them with friends and family using safe, encrypted channels.

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Marketing

Social media from square one

Simple, straightforward advice for establishing and growing a presence on social media, including how to pick your channels, attract followers, and create really good content.

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Technology

A nonprofit guide to organizing volunteers

We created a campaign planning 101 guide to help activists and small orgs strategize, plan, and launch a message that lands.

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Technology

3 approaches to building an engaging nonprofit website

Nonprofits know how important it is to have a functional and engaging website. This guide offers three different ways to build one with a small budget.

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Insights

TikTok in Thailand

Activists in Thailand are using TikTok to express ideas, share information, grow movements, and advance social justice 15 seconds at a time.

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Resources

​​2021 reading list for book lovers and activists

12 great books to share and discuss with the high-minded people in your life—the booklovers, the storytellers, the dreamers, the environmentalists, and the activists.

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