Personal Development for Organizers Questionnaire
The following survey is designed to give Bread & Roses Community Fund a better sense of the knowledge base, assets, and needs of the organizing community and your access to personal development and self-care resources.
What is the majority of your current social justice/organizing work focused on?
Voters Rights/Electoral Organizing
Higher Education/Colleges & Universities
Criminal Justice/Prison Abolition
Police/Law Enforcement Reform or Abolition
Fair Work Conditions/Equal Pay
What type of work do you do?
What type of environment do you work in? What are your day-to-day responsibilities?
I am the only Dedicated Comms/Media/Digital Staffer
Comms/Media/Digital Staffer as part of a Comms
Team/Dept in Medium-size/Large Org
Organizer/Development Worker with Comms/Digital/Media Roles (No Dedicated Comms Staff)
Work mostly done on a computer / on the phone
Work mostly done face-to-face / in person (i.e. canvassing)
Remote / From home
In an office with co-workers
Managing social media accounts
Writing - rapid response statements / op-eds
Working with earned media / traditional press
What is your definition of self-care?
How often are you able to schedule time for yourself for personal development or self-care?
How do you find out about personal development and self-care programs or opportunities?
Check all that apply
Word of Mouth
What are practices and activities that you do for self-care, to address burnout, and/or help you feel more sustained and generative in your work?
Meditation / Centering
Prayer / Spiritual Practice
Hard boundaries/stops around work time
Taking a walk
Talking with friends, family, mentors
Cooking a meal for yourself
Reading a Book
Listening to Music
Spending time in nature
Spending time with children/young people (your own or other people's)
Spending time with elders
Gardening / Farming
Working Out / Exercise
Journaling / Writing
What is your greatest area of need for personal development/self-care?
Check your top 3
Making time for joy
Mental health or trauma support
Personal relationships (family, partner, personal community)
What barriers do you face in seeking personal development and self-care opportunities?
Check all that apply
Knowledge of Opportunities
Finding welcoming spaces
Ability to take off of work
Are there any personal development or self-care programs that you have participated in that you have found helpful?
If so, what are these tools, resources, or programs you have found helpful for personal development and self-care?
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