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Event type: Campaign Network

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

This network provides an opportunity for campaign peers to meet to discuss important issues at a strategic level, in order to raise the standard around campaigning. It provides an engaging and trusted environment for learning and sharing.

Our objectives:

  • To create a peer group built on trust and respect
  • To facilitate informed discussion at a strategic level
  • To promote shared knowledge, understanding and learning
  • To encourage attendees to strive for excellence – how can we do it better?
  • To identify and discuss the ‘how to’s eg How to translate internal effort into external impact
  • To base the programme design on informed understanding of the challenges faced by the attendees, whereby subsequent events are informed by the event/discussion that went before them alongside input from an advisory board (see below).

Who can attend?
This networking group is exclusively for heads of campaigns working in UK charities and not-for-profits with a turnover of more than £2 million.

Attending the Campaign Network events is free and exclusive to CharityComms organisational members.

These events are for campaign leads only as we will be discussing strategic issues.

About the events
The group will meet three times a year to discuss strategic issues facing campaigners at large charities. The format of the afternoon is a round-table discussion, led by facilitators, feeding into the group as a whole.

Campaign Network steering group

  • Esther Foreman, chief executive, The Social Change Agency
  • Paul Donnelly, senior campaigns manager, Mencap
  • Rossanna Trudgian, head of campaigns, Action for Children
  • Becca Lyon, head of campaigns – UK poverty work, Save the Children
  • Esmee Russell, voice and campaigns manager, Girlguiding

If you’re interested in sponsoring this network or joining the steering group, please email Vanessa to find out more.

Mailing list
To be added to the Campaign Network mailing list, please email

Campaign Network – October 2021

Campaign Network – October 2021

12 October 2021

This group is for heads of campaigns and campaign leads in UK charities to discuss strategic development, campaign sector development and professional development.