A group for TAO (Transformative Activism Offerings) create together. One for All, and All for the health of the community.
Identify your group from trusted sources. What are the skills, talents and willingness to act in your community. Don´t assume just because a cause is important that everyone will jump on board.
Figure out your group direction. Will your group rally around a specific cause or will it be a general activism group that will support each person´s cause in turn, depending on need?
Think global, act local. What transformation does your community need? Being able to talk about issues in a mindful way. Being able to act upon issues of great concern. Transforming an unhealthy aspect of the community will make everyone stronger. Empowering the community and inspiring the world.
Think outside the box. Let everyone develop their role over time. Encourage trying different roles.
Be clear of what the role of each is in each action.
What kind of protection will you need for each act? Review legality and recourse. Make sure everyone knows the dangers involved.
If you want to make a TAO group, then make sure your actions are imaginative, inclusive, participatory and sustainable. Always with the health of those involved as a priority in any action.
See our post on how to hold effective meetings for freethinking groups.
If people are not willing to commit but are willing to give some time, you can also a party and invite those close to you to give you their time instead of things and to help you with something that is important to you.