Tools for leaders & organizers

How government works

The “How Government Works” toolkit is for organizations and activists looking for practical tools to understand decision-making and share that knowledge with others in their communities.

Download the PowerPoint presentation to read the notes section for explanations of the content of the slides.

For additional materials, including more detailed information, handouts and exercises, download the following files (.zip folders):


Civic literacy toolkit for training residents on how governments make decisions, and how residents might impact those decisions.