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After 17 years of freelance consulting, working with over 100 different organisations in 65 countries around the world, I have taken a full-time 2-year contract with the Motor Neurone Disease Association as a Local Campaigns Coordinator.  This means that over 2018 and 2019 I won’t be able to take on …

Calls to Action

What is a “Call to Action”? An immediate action you want supporters to take when you have engaged them with the campaign Designed to embed their commitment, give a sense of belonging to the campaign, and demonstrate their support to decision makers and the wider public The starting point for …

Campaigning with Rights

We often talk about how to campaign for human rights, but less often do we talk about how to campaign with rights, so that the act of campaigning respects the rights of those affected. The first question we need to ask ourselves when doing a rights-based approach to advocacy and …

Bespoke Training

Instead of sending individual staff on external training courses, you could train them as a group. Not only can this be more cost-effective, but also it allows the training to be more relevant to your team’s needs, helps them to learn from each other’s experience and provides opportunities for staff …

Coaching & Mentoring

Coaching and mentoring aim to help individuals achieve their full potential. While coaching is usually focussed on specific outcomes and mentoring being more open-ended, the terms are often used interchangeably as they use similar techniques. To be an expert coach or mentor requires a good understanding of effective learning – …

Strategic Communications

Communications are crucial to success but getting the desired response from your audiences is not easy, whether you want to promote your organisation and its services, change public attitudes and behaviours, influence government policy or simply raise awareness. Fortunately, there is a lot of recent evidence about what works from …