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Sdlp Conference Obama's Organisations - ideas for the SDLP to make a change

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Sdlp Conference Obama's Organisations - ideas for the SDLP to make a change

  1. 1. Obama’s organisation Neil Ward Social Democratic & Labour Party Conference 24th January 2009
  2. 2. Overview <ul><li>About me </li></ul><ul><li>A new organising model </li></ul><ul><li>Online campaigning </li></ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul>
  3. 3. About Me <ul><li>Irish Labour Party </li></ul><ul><ul><li>National Executive Committee Member </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Co-Chairperson of Labour LGBT </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Charities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Board Member, One in Four </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Board Member, National Lesbian and Gay Federation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Work </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Business Analyst </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Blogger </li></ul>
  4. 4. A New Organising Model <ul><li>‘ Granular’ organisation </li></ul><ul><li>Empowerment of activist base </li></ul><ul><li>Recognition of social function of politics </li></ul><ul><li>Simplified messages </li></ul><ul><li>Fundraising </li></ul><ul><li>Data harvesting </li></ul>
  5. 5. Online Campaigning <ul><li>Potential </li></ul><ul><li>Current usage </li></ul><ul><li>Some tools available </li></ul><ul><li>Media attraction </li></ul><ul><li>The Obama model </li></ul>
  6. 6. Key Features <ul><li>Empowerment of individuals in politics </li></ul><ul><li>Collection and use of data </li></ul><ul><li>Online campaigning </li></ul>
  7. 7. Resources <ul><li>http://my.barackobama.com </li></ul><ul><li>http: //revolutioninjesusland .com </li></ul><ul><li>http://change.gov </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.neilward.ie </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.toddle.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.twitter.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://wordpress.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.obamaicon.me </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com </li></ul>

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