Resources

Action: Kylee's Guide to Fundraising

If you want to expand your peacemaking work, fundraising can help you reach new heights! There are many strategies — whether you are hosting a huge event, crowdfunding, or applying for grants — that can help you raise money for your project.

Action: Jeremiah's Guide to Team Leadership

A team is only as strong as its organization. Finding the right balance in decision-making; the proper communication channels; the proper hierarchy of authority or whether there should be one at all, and an infinite amount of other variables can make or break a project.

Action: Matthew's Guide to Curriculum Development

Designing a curriculum — - workshops, lessons, and activities that help people build skills and understanding — can seem overwhelming, but with this guide, you’ll learn how to design a curriculum to address any injustice.

Action: Ryan's Guide to Evaluation

Evaluating the success of your project is critical to improving your projects in the future. Proper evaluation allows you to identify successes, track the impact of your project, and build on your successes.

Action: Fish's Guide to Recruiting and Organizing Volunteers

When you know how to mobilize volunteers, you’ll know how to turn a project into a movement. Bringing other people’s time, energy, and talents to your project will make it infinitely more effective. Plus — it’s more fun and fulfilling to be doing this work as a team, rather than alone.

3 Cs: Collaboration

Being a peacemaker isn’t about what you do — it’s about who you are. Peacemakers stand out because they speak up for their values and make commitments to help the world. There are three values that define peacemakers and peacemaking projects: compassion, courage, and collaboration.

Use this toolkit to help you explore ways to lead with collaboration in your peacemaking work.

3 Cs: Courage

Being a peacemaker isn’t about what you do — it’s about who you are. Peacemakers stand out because they speak up for their values and make commitments to help the world. There are three values that define peacemakers and peacemaking projects: compassion, courage, and collaboration.

Use this toolkit to help you explore ways to lead with courage in your peacemaking work.

3 Cs: Compassion

Being a peacemaker isn’t about what you do — it’s about who you are. Peacemakers stand out because they speak up for their values and make commitments to help the world. There are three values that define peacemakers and peacemaking projects: compassion, courage, and collaboration.

Use this toolkit to help you explore ways to lead with compassion in your peacemaking work.

 

Act: Gathering Feedback

Gathering feedback is an important step in the peacemaking process. This tool will help you bring your plans to members of the community and ask the right questions to make sure your project is ready to go.

Choose: 5-Choosing an Injustice

Through this tool, you will choose an injustice for your Peacemaking project. You will also determine your team’s level of interest in each injustice by transferring the injustice identified and reflecting on the questions provided. 

Each team member will express and support their reasoning for wanting to work on a particular injustice.

You will then conduct a “Multi-vote” process. Each team member is given 5 votes. You may choose to allocate your votes in any way you see fit: All five votes to one injustice, split between a few injustices, or one to each.

Peacemaker Manual

Use this resource if you would prefer to download all of the peacemaking tools as one comprehensive file.  This manual will help you create your peacemaking project in your community.  It will guide your group through: Choosing an injustice, Understanding the injustice, Planning to solve the injustice, Acting upon that plan, and then Reflecting on your work.  Along the way you will find activities, worksheets, videos, and discussion prompts to help guide you.  If you have a facilitator working with you, they may lead you through some of these activities.

Facilitator Manual

This manual is a comprehensive guide for facilitators of any age who are helping guide a team through the process of creating peacemaking projects in your community.  This manual, along with the peacemaking manual will guide your group through: Choosing an injustice, Understanding the injustice, Planning to solve the injustice, Acting upon that plan, and then Reflecting on the work.  Along the way you will find activities, worksheets, videos, and discussion prompts to help guide you.  

Reflect: 5-Final Reflection

This is the last stage in your peacemaking journey!  Congratulations!

After you reflect as a team, remember to fill out the online final reflection form to complete your project.  

Reflect: 4-Telling Your Story

As you wrap up your peacemaking journey, it is time to tell your story.  By doing this, you will help future teams learn from your story and inspire upcoming peacemakers.  Sharing your story will powerfully contribute to the creation of more effective projects, and in this way, your team will continue to grow and expand a culture of peace, compassion, and collaboration.  

Act: Tracking your Progress

Use this tool as you put your plan into action!  Complete your activities for your peacemaking project using the resources from the ACT grid and use the worksheet to track your progress and successes!

Plan: 3-Planning and Budgeting

Use this resource to build a concrete plan and budget!  Once finished, submit your plan to request a mini-grant from Peace First to help fund your project.  

Plan: 1-SMART Goals

You and your team will use the SMART Goals to structure a plan on how to solve your injustice.

Understand: 4-Compassionate Insight

Continue deciding how to best overcome the injustice you have chosen by using compassion as your primary tool.  You will explore the feelings of those affected by the injustice, as well as the people who are creating it.