About Action Circles and Amy Shollenberger

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Information we’ve gathered or created that can help you achieve your goals. Some are Vermont-specific, and some applicable anywhere, even outside of organizing.


We focus on preparing and guiding our clients to do their own testifying, organizing, campaigning and winning.

Recent Posts

Truth vs. Fact Video

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One of the principles behind the Action Circles model of organizing is Truth (vs. Fact). Learn more about the distinction and why it is so important here, and watch this video of Amy explaining a bit more:

Video of Legislative Update Panel from Nonprofit Legislative Day

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Watch or read more at CCTV Common Good Vermont – Nonprofit Legislative Day, 3/22/18 Advocacy Matters: Vermont Legislative Update provides a look at how advocates are working within this year’s legislature to improve the quality of life for all Vermonters within tight financial limitations, the panel includes:Moderator: Lauren-Glenn Davitian, Common Good VermontEquity Matters: Christine Longmore, …

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Quiet Power

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All of us have to decide how and when to use our power to be effective. Women, especially, have to be conscious of where our power comes from and how we use it. Oftentimes, the public story around women’s power is that we can’t win – if we use our power, we are seen as …

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