[Friday, December 15, 2017]
Notice: Comment Period on Draft Hazardous Substance Policy until 10/15
A New Resource for Volunteer Leaders: Performance Hub
Performance Hub lays out a five-point approach to cultivating the skills and success of volunteer leaders, and provides a comprehensive set of tools and links to help you bring out the best in yourself and those you work with. No matter how you lead - as a phone bank captain, executive committee chair, Grassroots Network lead, outings chair, or any of the many other leadership roles, this is a resource for you.
This is a work in progress, and we continue to make improvements. At the bottom of each page, there is a link to a form where you can provide feedback and suggestions. With your help, we'll continue to strengthen the content and layout of this site.
The 2017 Organizational Priorities are the highest priorities of the Sierra Club for the year and are tied to the Club's Strategic Plan. All Club entities and staff are encouraged to review these priorities and to help align their work where ever possible to help contribute to the achievement of these ambitious organizational priorities and goals. Chapters, groups, issue teams, committees, programs and other Club entities also have their own annual priorities and goals. Read the priorities.
Sierra Club's Movement Building Manual
This manual constitutes our current best practice of grassroots organizing in the context of building a broad, diverse, inclusive and powerful movement. The manual is the work of more than two years, and has benefited from the ideas, writing and editing of more than 60 Sierra Club staff, volunteers, and allied expert practitioners in the craft of organizing.
This manual is a tool intended for broad use within the Sierra Club and across our growing movement. We want to serve the interests of volunteers and staff, neighborhood activists and field directors, agitators and idealists.
We also recognize that we have much to learn, and that innovation and creativity is happening everywhere. For that reason, we are soliciting your feedback on this manual. We will use this feedback and other sources of learning to revise and update this manual periodically, so please, let us know what you think.
Quoting Michael Brune's introduction: "Ready? Set? Organize!"
Policy Preventing Discrimination, Harassment, Retaliation, and Bullying
Please read our recently updated Policy Preventing Discrimination, Harassment, Retaliation, and Bullying
Strategic Plan of the Sierra Club
This plan is the culmination of a year and a half–long planning process driven by the Board of Directors. During this period we had extensive consultation with our chapter leaders, national campaign committees, Board committees, The Sierra Club Foundation Board, senior Club staff, and allied organizations. We believe this document captures our collective vision, direction, and strategy.
Read the summary.
Read the full document.
Read the overarching visionary goals.
Sierra magazine Story Suggestions
Sierra is the storytelling arm of the Sierra Club. We bring readers entertaining narratives that reflect the general interests of Sierra Club campaigns and members. We try to avoid campaign overviews, updates on Sierra Club work, and explicit messaging (with a few exceptions); these are in the purview of other Sierra Club departments. Our job is to stimulate a different part of our members' brains and hearts. We want members to lose themselves in beautiful images, to find themselves wrapped up in stories they can't put down. Got a story idea for Sierra magazine? Tell us about it.
Sierra Club Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Website
This website is intended to offer a variety of resources to support individual and organizational growth towards a multicultural, justice-oriented Sierra Club. The readings, videos, worksheets, and modules offer information on a variety of topics and the page itself provides a community space for staff and volunteers to connect about the issues. Please feel free to post and share ideas, concerns or questions as they surface in relation to your experiences. Learn More.
Raise Money for Your Chapter or Group!
Learn how to raise money by collecting gently used outdoor gear and apparel and selling on eBay.
About the Sierra Club
For other videos and ideas on using video to support Chapter and field efforts, view the Sierra Club Productions page.
Volunteer and Chapter Communications Trainings
We've updated our volunteer and chapter communications handbook for 2017 to include more media and communications tactics, more resources, and an appendix full of templates and samples for you to have at your fingertips. Read more and see training videos.