“A limited plan of action to achieve specific limited objectives (that support the larger objectives of a campaign).”
CANVAS Core Curriculum (2007: 87 & 277), adapted from Gene Sharp, Waging Nonviolent Struggle: 20th Century Practice and 21st Century Potential, (Boston, MA: Porter Sargent Publishers), 2005, pp. 543- 552
Tactics are intended for use in implementing a wider strategy in a phase of the overall conflict. They are the building blocks of nonviolent campaigns. The distinction between goals and tactics can be confusing because sometimes a group needs to achieve certain goals first before employing certain tactics.