Campaigning reading list
A new campaigning landscape? Implications of the 2010 General Election
Campaigning is dead. Long live campaigning! Has the 2010 General Election given rise to a radically new environment, where campaigners are challenged to rethink existing strategies to achieve social change? How can we understand any implications for campaigning?
This research assesses the evidence through a mix of case studies, focus groups and surveys.
Download A new campaigning landscape? (PDF, 2.68 MB)
Participation: Trends, Facts and Figures
This research report explores key questions around people's motivations for getting involved with charities, campaigning and political activity.
Along with giving time and money to charity, the report addresses other participatory activities including timebanking and ethical consumerism. It also explores levels of participation over recent decades.
Voicing your right to know: a guide to using Freedom of Information in campaigning
This research guide illustrates how the Freedom of Information Act has been used as a powerful and versatile campaigning tool from the local to the national level.
Findings from five case studies show how campaigners are at the forefront of developing our 'right to know', making government more transparent.
Download Voicing your right to know (PDF, 1.64 MB)
Response to Cabinet Office Consultation on Register of Lobbyists
We submitted our response to the Register of Lobbyists Consultation in April 2012, following consultation with our members through a short online questionnaire and an open meeting with interested charities.
Read the full response to the Cabinet Office (PDF, 87 KB)
NCVO and the Sheila McKechnie Foundation (SMK) created a joint manifesto on campaigning before the 2010 General Election, based on the findings of a survey which asked campaigners what key issues they faced.
Advisory group on campaigning and the voluntary sector report
The Advisory Group on Campaigning and the Voluntary Sector, chaired by Baroness Helena Kennedy QC, sought to address many of the legal and regulatory restrictions around campaigning. Their report highlighted that campaigning in the 21st century takes place in a minefield of confusion, obstruction and outdated interpretations of the law and called for a clear framework to support campaigning by charities.
Policy and research
- Charity law and regulation
- European and international
- Giving and philanthropy
- Independence and values
- Other projects
- Public services
- What is the voluntary sector?
- Working with government
- Voluntary sector workforce
- Tell NCVO
- Getting your message across to Government
- Meet the team