What happens when you handover a campaign postcard?

A while ago, one of my colleagues got to speak to a former ministerial Special Advisor (SPAD) to find out what really happens to all those campaign postcards we send to a government department. My experience from running the Campaign Totals project over the last few years indicates that every department does things slightly differently, …

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Campaign Totals 2012 – DFID

Total number of actions received between May 1st 2011 and May 1st 2012: 172,207 Number of postcards/letters/petitions: 159,913 Number of emails: 12,294 Biggest campaign: CAFOD – Thirst for Change – 60,477 actions Breakdown by topic and organisation: Scorecard based on figures from 2010 to 2012; Par score based on number of actions at 75th percentile, birdie score on the 85th …

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Campaign Totals 2012 – Department of Education

Total number of actions received between May 1st 2011 and May 1st 2012: 3,957 Number of letters: 1,042 Number of emails: 2,915 Biggest campaign: People and Planet – Climate Change in the National Curriculum – 1,930 actions Breakdown by topic and organisation: Scorecard based on figures from 2010 to 2012; Par score based on number of actions at 75th percentile, birdie …

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Campaign Totals 2012 – Number 10

Total number of actions received between May 1st 2011 and May 1st 2012: 525,000 Number of postcards/petitions: 447,700 Number of emails: 49,900 Biggest campaign: Southern Daily Echo – Have a Heart campaign – 240,300 NB – Number 10 we’re keen to stress that the figures they held were averages to the nearest 100. Breakdowns by topic …

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Campaign Totals 2012 – HM Treasury

Total number of actions received between May 1st 2011 and May 1st 2012: Number of postcards/letters: 51,068 Number of emails: 34,485 Number of signatures on a petition: 517,617 Biggest campaign: National Association of Master Bakers (with The Sun) – VAT on savoury products – 500,720 signatures Breakdown by topic and organisation: Scorecard based on figures from 2011 and …

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Campaign Totals 2012 – DECC

Total number of actions received between May 1st 2011 and May 1st 2012: 158,484 Biggest campaign: Friends of the Earth – Stop the Big Energy Companies Taking us for a Ride – 37,578 postcards Breakdown by topic and organisation: Scorecard based on figures from 2011 and 2012; Par score based on number of actions at 75th …

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Campaign Totals 2012 – DEFRA

Total number of actions received between May 1st 2011 and May 1st 2012: 123,220 (down 40%) Number of postcards/letters: 35,196 (down 62% from 92,310 in 2011) Number of emails: 88,024 (down 19% from 109,495 in 2011) Biggest campaign: AVAAZ – Fishing Opportunities – Submission to public consultation on fishing opportunities –  30,975 (all via email) Breakdown by campaign: Scorecard based …

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Campaign Totals 2012

On Wednesday, I’ll be sharing the first results this years campaigns totals survey.  Like last year I’ve been using Freedom of Information to find out how many campaign actions different government departments receive each year. I was amazed by the response that I got last year, with the results covered in Third Sector magazine and …

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