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Tabling at the MDG Summit. Photo: Jacob Silberberg/Oxfam America

Tabling is a simple, effective way to inspire social change. Besides a table, you'll need a few volunteers and some free Oxfam educational materials (available to print or order at left). Don't forget sign-up sheets or petitions, clipboards, and pens for each volunteer.

Set up your table in a high-traffic area at an event like a concert, festival, or church bazaar. (Make sure to get permission first.) Put out just enough materials to make the table look interesting and professional; too many materials can become disorganized.

Before you begin, set a strategy. What's the most important message that you want to communicate? Will you be working in teams or individually? Will you be taking turns behind the table? Decide on your "pitch" and practice a few times, keeping it short and straightforward.

As people walk up to your table, smile, say hi, and make eye contact. You may also want to have volunteers step out in front of the table and approach people in the crowd. Rather than trying to reach everyone, focus on those who seem interested in your message. Give your pitch, offering each person a chance to take action and inviting him or her to learn more. You'll be able to spread the word about the issues that matter—and you might even make a few new friends along the way.

We’ve put together plenty of free materials to help you host an event in your community.

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Tools & downloads

  1. Tools for activists

    How to take action: Organizing in your community

    Taking action at the grassroots can make a difference at the global level. From meeting with lawmakers to making news, this guide covers all that you need to know.

  2. Tools for activists

    How to get started: A menu of ideas

    Want to do something to fight poverty and hunger, but don't know where to start? Explore this list of time-tested action ideas for individuals and groups.

  3. Fact sheet

    Food for All

    Hunger isn't about too many people and too little food. It's about power, and its roots lie in inequalities in access to resources and opportunities. Facebook Twitter Instagram YouTube Google+