Help! Where should I set up my petition?

From time to time I get people asking which platform they should use to set up their campaign petition – it’s a fair request as a quick search will pull up a number of different options for a petition starter. So which do you chose? For me there are few questions to ask when deciding …

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Summer Viewing – 5 great campaigning films on Netflix

It’s the summer holidays, so I’m going to take some time off from blogging – normal service will return in early September – but if you’re looking for some campaign inspiration here are 5 great campaigning films on Netflix. 1 – Joshua: Teenager vs Superpower – a brilliant film following Joshua Wong, one of the …

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12 campaign reads for Christmas

I’m starting to get ready for Christmas, so I wanted to share a few of the articles that I’ve read this year in a reading list for anyone looking for some campaign reading across the holiday period; 1 -Stop Raising Awareness Already – one of many great articles from SSIR. This one challenges us to adopt …

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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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Five for Friday – President Obama Special Edition

Anyone who follows me on Twitter will know that I’m a big fan of President Obama – so today isn’t going to be a good day. I’ve spent some of the last fortnight working my way through some of his final speeches, and through it they’ve reminded me of some powerful lessons for campaigners. So as he …

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How to build strong + people powered movements for social change

Thanks to Facebook Memories I’ve rediscovered these ten positive, proactive steps to build a strong, human movements which I first shared a few years ago. They were written by David Cohen, co-founder of The Advocacy Institute (who died late last year). I find them challenging, inspiring and deeply practical. I’d encourage anyone involved in movement building to journey …

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Are you all ears? 5 podcasts for campaigners

This year I set myself a challenge to listen to more podcasts. I love talk radio, but there are only so many times you can listen to ex footballer discuss with other ex-footballers the chances of Man U winning at the weekend on Radio 5 Live! So here is my list of 5 podcast for …

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Questions campaigners should ask regularly

Been challenging myself to ask more questions. Here are a few I think I should be asking more often. 1 – What does ‘success’ look like? A fundamental question to ask regularly. The answer should have both a specific and detailed response, as well as a reflection on what you want your campaign to achieve …

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