A Summer Reading List

Summer is here, so I’m going to take a brief break from blogging during August. I’ll be back in September, but if you’re looking for some great content to keep you thinking over the coming month, here are some recommendations of some ace books, blogs and podcasts to keep you busy. Books I’ve enjoyed; 1. …

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Packing for the journey ahead – links from Campaigning Forum talk

I’m really excited to be in Oxford today, speaking at the Campaigning Forum (formerly the eCampaigning Forum), the annual gathering of campaigners from across UK and beyond. I’m going be speaking on ‘Packing for the journey ahead – 7 essentials campaigners need to have to journey into the future’. In the talk, I’m planning on …

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Mobilising for Impact – links from my talk at The Campaigning Summit

Today I’m excited to be speaking at the Campaigning Summit in Vienna – it’s a gathering of over 300 campaigning professionals from across Europe (check out the amazing talks from previous Summits on video). I’m going to be speaking on ‘Lessons I’ve learnt about how to mobilise for impact’ I’m going to be drawing on …

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Are you signed up?

If you’re not already subscribed to these excellent updates on campaigning, I’d encourage you to do so now; 1 – NCVO Campaigning and Influence – a good monthly round-up of news, views and training opportunities. 2 – eCampaigning Forum – a busy list of over 100+ eCampaigners from around the world. 3 – Sheila McKechnie …

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Five for Friday…13th July

Here we go with this weeks ‘Five for Friday’. These are 5 great articles on campaigning that you should be reading this week. 1 – Not sure when to tweet? A useful visualisation of the best (and worst) times to do so. 2 – Grist asks Did 350.org’s Twitterstorm to stop fossil fuel subsidies work?  3 …

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While I've been away.

I’ve been in self-imposed blog exile for the last couple of months. A combination of running a small part of an election campaign, two trips to the US for work, participation in an amazing action learning process hosted by the Common Cause team and a number of other commitments have meant that I haven’t been …

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Five for Friday….KONY 2012 Special

The Kony 2012 phenomenon is still going (and growing), it’s the officially the most viral video ever. So this weeks ‘Five for Friday’ is dedicated to some great articles reflecting on KONY 2012 that you should be reading. 1. SocialFlow have done some brilliant work looking at how online networks helped to share the campaign …

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Five for Friday….17th February

Here we go with this weeks ‘Five for Friday’. These are 5 great articles on campaigning that you should be reading this week. 1 – Casper ter Kuile asks if the megaphone represents everything that’s wrong with campaigning. 2 – 17 pieces of good advice for anyone who writes email copy, and also a useful …

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Five for Friday…..20th Jan

Here we go with the first ‘Five for Friday’ post of 2012. These are 5 great articles on campaigning that you should be reading this week. 1 – How disabled activists took to social media to disseminate their research ahead of this weeks vote on reforming the DLA. 2 – The Engaging Volunteers blog asks if we …

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