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  • How to challenge an unfair decision by government

    Decisions by government (both local and national) have a real impact on civil society organisations. Whether it's a decision to withdraw funding, a new policy direction, or future service provision for your beneficiaries it is important to make sure that these decisions are fair. This how-to sets out how you can identify what makes a decision unfair and provides some tips on how you can challenge it.

  • Running a Volunteering and Social Action Engagement Campaign

    How Bradford Volunteer Centre in West Yorkshire led a unique cross-sector initiative, People Can Make a Difference.

  • How to catch the eyes of the decision makers?

    Getting an issue noticed by policy makers is important for many charities. It’s something that has been discussed throughout my meetings with members to talk through priorities for the next General Election and is crucial in order to influence decision makers locally and nationally. Organisations – smaller charities in particular – have questioned how best to communicate their sometimes difficult subject matters (bereavement, drugs and alcohol, sexual abuse, for example) to decision makers and individual donors. Campaigning on these issues can potentially be more challenging too, especially for small local organisations.

  • How to make an impact in the House of Lords

    The Lords often look to the charity sector for evidence and policy solutions and it’s important that we know and understand how the upper chamber operates to make the most of this. There were a number of insightful points:

  • How to campaign at festivals

    More and more UK charities are using festivals to raise awareness of their latest campaigns. Festivals can offer a cheap and exciting way of engaging people in your latest initiative. The friendly vibe that flows through festivals lends itself perfectly to festival goers signing pledges and participating in fun, small actions. Here's some ideas to get you started.

  • Campaigning in collaboration

    A type of collaborative working

  • How to guide to local campaigning

    This guide provide information and advice on how to make the best impact from your local campaign.

  • How to run a campaign using social media

    If you’ve got something special to share about your charity – perhaps a new report, a fundraising campaign or a big piece of press coverage – you will want to run a campaign. Whether it’s large or small, here are our top tips.

  • How to engage with local candidates during an election campaign

    Elections can provide excellent opportunities to engage with politicians at a local level, but making sure you engage across party lines in an effective way can be challenging over a short period. For those wondering where to start, here are some tips.

  • How to build your network using social media

    Developing a good presence on social media can help your charity and also develop your career. However, before you dive in there are a few pointers which can help you make the most of your time.

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