GEAR (Getting Equity Advocacy Results) (PolicyLink)
GEAR draws from the wisdom and experience of seasoned advocates and action researchers to provide useful benchmarks, frameworks, and tools for measuring progress in equity efforts for policy change across a range of issues.
Equitable Development Toolkit (PolicyLink)
Tools to reverse patterns of segregation and disinvestment, prevent displacement, and promote equitable revitalization.
Movement Lawyering, Community Lawyering, & Organizing
20 Tools for Movement Lawyering (Law at the Margins)
Movement Lawyering for Social Change (Alexi and Jim Freeman)
Movement Lawyering Reading Guide (Center for Constitutional Rights)
Teach In: So You Want to Be a Movement Lawyer, Now What? (Law at the Margins, 90 minute webinar)
Anti-Racist Organizing in White Working Class Rural Communities (Catalyst Project)
Equity Metrics (Haas Institute)
Assessing racial inequity in space, to identify institutions and structures that establish or perpetuate inequity in access to opportunity and provide policy recommendations.
National Equity Atlas
Data and policy tool to help community leaders and policymakers understand shifting demographics.
Overview of GIS and Opportunity Mapping (Haas Institute)
Power Mapping: A Methodology (Beautiful Rising)
To win a campaign, you need to correctly identify who has the power to fix the problem you want fixed. Power mapping is a tool to not only identify who holds that power, but, crucially, who holds influence over that person, and, therefore, who to target with your direct actions and campaign activities. A power map, properly done, can reveal these relationships and power dynamics and help you design a winning strategy for your campaign.
Communications and Framing
Talking about Race (Center for Social Inclusion)
Uniting community organizing and advocacy with cutting-edge social science research to create more communications strategies for those working to make racial equity a reality.
Framing Issues with a Race Equity Lens (Racial Equity Tools)
A learning module providing examples of how injustice is perpetuated through the media and court systems.
Ten Lessons for Talking About Race, Racism, and Social Justice (Opportunity Agenda)
Advice on finding conversational entry points to difficult conversations, based on research, experience, and the input of partners from around the country.
See also for the full Vision, Values, and Voice: A Social Justice Communications Toolkit.