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Last month I saw my book sales reach 400! I was amazed, and even more so by that fact that it continues to sell around the world. When I wrote Campaigning for Change: an Essential Guide for Campaigning around the …

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This week I faced the challenge of running a meeting on Zoom, not for 7 or so people as I’ve done in the past, but for 33 people! I’ve written in the past about how I much I appreciate running …

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‘Your stuff is so simple’. This was the stark feedback from a colleague recently, who had just read my book: Campaigning for Change – an Essential Guide for Campaigning around the World. I am not sure that this statement was …

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I was recently asked by the Non Profit Builder website to write a post reflecting on one of my recent assignments – here is my post how to make a theory of change work

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I am really excited to have been offered the role of project director of Detention Forum. The Forum is a network of over 40 groups challenging the use of immigration detention in the UK. I have had occasional involvement with …

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Working as I do on a variety of contracts around the world, it doesn’t always start well! This was certainly the case for me in a recent assignment in Serbia. I was running a workshop for Roma community group leaders …

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I am now entering my fourth year of working independently to help charities and NGOs to campaign for change around the world. One thing though that has challenged me during this time is what to call myself. The conventional description …

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Last month I had the opportunity of running advocacy workshops for the Open Society Foundations in Georgia and Ukraine. My aim was to support parents who wanted to advocate for changes to support children better with conditions like autism. The …

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Since 2007, I have had the good fortune to be asked to run a session on the Certificate in Campaigning. This superb course, now on its 20th intake, is run by the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO). It aims …

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There’s a lot of talk at the moment in the UK charity sector about the importance of valuing the challenge from lived experience in both service delivery and campaigning. While people may be talking about it, there is one new …

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