Trustee guide to campaigning and influencing
Trustee guide to campaigning and influencing - what you need to know
Are you a trustee and want to know more about effective campaigning and influencing?
Are you working to influencing change and want a resource to explain effective campaigning to your board?
This short guide outlines both what is required by the law and what is good practice in the development and implementation of effective campaigns. It’s relevant whether you are involved in a large organisation looking at the strategic overview or in a small organisation and are more directly involved in the day-to-day delivery of activities.
“I would encourage all trustees to read this accessible guide which demystifies the law and gives helpful examples. Written by a long in the tooth campaigner whose wisdom and hands – on experience shines through. After reading this, not only will you stay the right side of the law but you will also have fun. The guide inspires you to campaign and gives you the confidence and tools to deliver maximum impact.”
Rosamund McCarthy, Partner Bates Wells Braithwaite
"Well done – this guide condenses such a vast subject into something so succinct, readable and useful."
Miranda Lewis, Advocacy Associates
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Supporting campaigning: a funders guide
This free pdf compliments the Trustee guide to campaigning and influencing is aimed at supporting both trusts in their thinking about campaigning as well as providing insight to those approaching trusts to fund campaigning activity. It highlights key lessons in supporting sustainable change drawn from a range of evaluations and case studies, the areas of campaigning work trusts could fund and case studies of what you could achieve from Every Disabled Child Matters, Local Voices, Global Ban - campaign to ban cluster munitions and the Special Education Consortium. Download the free pdf Supporting campaigning: a funder's guide
The Good Guide to Campaigning and Influencing
Is the definitive guide to effective campaigning. Taking you from the beginning of a campaign to its completion this guide follows the structure of the campaigns cycle from analysing and selecting the issue, developing strategy, planning the campaign, delivering it and monitoring progress to evaluating impact and drawing out learning. Find out more and purchase your copy.
View our full range of free guides to support you in your campaigning and influencing work on our resources page.
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- Funding and finance
- Coping with cuts
- Addressing needs
- Managing change
- Planning for the future
- Involving people
- Public Service Delivery
- Governance and leadership
- Compact Advocacy programme
- Campaigning and influencing policy
- Collaborative working
- ICT (information and communication technology)
- Climate change
- People, HR and employment