Start a Project with NAC!

If you are interested in starting a project with NAC we would love to discuss working with you! 

Projects are the heart of what we do. We see NAC as a foundation for people to build projects on. We prioritize projects that:

  1. Align with our mission and principles
  2. Serve and educate the community
  3. Give people a sense of their own power; and,
  4. Shift power from government and corporations to people and communities.

Non-NAC people and non-anarchists are welcome to be involved in NAC projects! 

NAC Infrastructure 

There is no need to reinvent the wheel for every project. We can provide a lot of infrastructure for new NAC projects. These are things all projects will probably need to figure out at some point. 

Organizational Infrastructure

See https://neighborhoodanarchists.org/structure/ for more details about our full organizational structure

  • Decision making processes – We use the advice process, which is a flexible way for people to make decisions after seeking advice.
  • Principles – We have fairly broad principles that we use to guide our work.
  • Conflict Resolution Process – Conflict is unfortunately inevitable when people work together. We have systems for conflict resolution.
  • Security Culture – We strongly emphasize security culture, making all projects safer.
  • Other projects and teams – Other people working on other projects makes for easy collaboration. 

People

  • Collaborators – There are a large number of people involved in NAC in different ways and so a large potential for them to get involved in a new project.
  • Advice process – We regularly have time for people to get advice on projects (or anything) and it can be a great way to brainstorm, generate ideas, or discuss challenging situations. 
  • Volunteers – People in NAC could volunteer, and we could ask previous volunteers on other projects (people not in NAC) if they would be interested in volunteering with your project.
  • Networking – We have relationships that have been built over time with many other groups and individuals in Eugene/Springfield. 

Tech Infrastructure

  • NAC website – A place to publish information about your project, post articles, host forms, etc. Hosted by MayFirst.
  • The NAC Newsletter – We send out weekly newsletters to more than 800 people each week with information about events and projects.
  • Email and email lists – Email accounts or forwarding (____@neighborhoodanarchists.org) and email lists hosted by MayFirst.
  • Social media – We have fairly well established Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts that we can post things on. 

Physical Resources

  • Supplies for tabling and protests – Tables, chairs, canopies, megaphone, walkie-talkies, etc
  • Printing – We can cheaply print zines, flyers, or other things.
  • Money – We could have some money available (though not much)
  • Zines – A wide array of informational zines in our zine library

Next steps

If you’re interested in working with us, please contact us at contact@neighborhoodanarchists.org and/or come to our next public gathering (the 3rd sunday of every month)!