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Community organising. Local campaigning. Movement building.

Campaign Network

10 October 2018

Community organising. Local campaigning. Movement building. Charities often fall into the trap of lumping these three approaches into one, and not necessarily knowing which is the right approach to take for the change they’re looking to create.

So how do you know which approach is needed? And what are the skills and capacity/resource required?

At this Campaign Network event, we explored each of these approaches, understanding more about the differences between them, the opportunities and challenges, and the skills and resources needed to create change. 


Slides: Community organising – Jamie Peters, community organiser, Friends of the Earth

Slides: Local campaigning – Sarah Gilbert, head of campaigns and activism, Mencap

Framework: Movement building – Betsy Dillner, principal director, The Social Change Agency

Read more about movement building on The Social Change Agency’s website

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.

Exclusive to heads of campaigns/campaigning leads working in UK charities and not-for-profits with a turnover of more than £2 million (CharityComms charity members only)

To be added to the Campaign Network mailing list please email Hanna Chowdhury.

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