Where do we go from here? Campaigning in the age of successive Conservative Governments

Campaign Network
5 February 2020

There is no road map for what lies ahead of us – uncertainty around Brexit, policy shifts within the Conservative party, a rotating door of ministers and cabinet members, and more. In this session, we discussed the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for campaigning, explored how the third sector can pull together in the face of these challenges, and considered where we go from here. 

Presentations

Campaigning with the Conservatives: What’s worked, what hasn’t, and what we’re planning next – Louise Rubin, parliamentary and campaigns manager, Mind

What opportunities does the new parliament offer charities? – Heather Sturgess, researcher and Becca Thomas, research officer, nfpSynergy

Resources
Article: The key ingredients for a successful public awareness campaign – Kathleen Christie, advocacy and campaigns consultant, TUC
Article: How storytelling got Parliamentary decision makers – Lucy Boyd, digital content officer, Mencap

About the Campaign Network

The Campaign Network is a joint initiative from CharityComms and the Social Change Agency looking to address a gap for heads of campaigns and campaign leads in UK charities for strategic development, campaign sector development and professional development.

The Network will provide an opportunity for campaign peers to meet to discuss important issues at a strategic level, in order to raise the standard around campaigning. The format of the afternoon is a round-table discussion, led by our excellent facilitators, feeding into the group as a whole.

If you’re interested in sponsoring this group, please email Vanessa