Campaigning hub

Campaigning is a crucial part of a vibrant and healthy civil society. Our campaigning hub showcases examples of innovative and exciting campaigns to inspire ideas and share learning. It also brings together the most useful campaigning resources to support those wanting to influence policy and campaign for change, and the latest campaigning news and views.

The hub helps our members to design and deliver campaigns that are effective and inclusive, and provides a forum for collaboration and the sharing of best practice.

Previous campaigns Bond has worked on include action/2015 and #ProudofAid. We also have a number of resources on public support and the Narrative Project.


Campaigning news and views

Conference audience
A review of the speeches and activities from this year's Conservative, Labour and Lib Dem party conferences, focusing on the implications for international development.
12 October 2017
Group of people
As a civil society focal point, Bond will convey the views of civil society to government on issues coming before the Community of Democracies.
11 September 2017
Over 100 of the UK’s charities and campaigners have strengthened calls on the government to overhaul the Lobbying Act in a letter to Tracey Crouch, the incoming Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Sport and Civil Society.
30 August 2017

Campaigning case studies

Innovative fundraising campaign helps restore blind people’s sight

Sightsavers broadcast live cataract surgery on social media to kickstart its largest ever fundraising campaign.
2 December 2016
Racing car test drive

Road-testing the Narrative Project

The New Venture Fund worked with 10 organisations to road-test the Narrative Project approach. The goal was to learn from organisations' experiences of integrating the Narrative Project messaging approach into their communications work.
 family beside a damaged house near Naglebhare, Nepal

SafeSchools: Nepal

This virtual reality documentary is part of Theirworld's #SafeSchool campaign, which highlights the tragic consequences for children whose education is neglected in the aftermath of an emergency.

Campaigning resources

Macro image of EU currency
This report explores in detail potential impacts and opportunities associated with Brexit on a number of priority policy areas in international development and humanitarian aid.
19 July 2017
DevCommsLab is a site for people who want to play a part in improving public engagement with global poverty. You can find insights which will help you to understand audiences, encourage people to take action and influence people’s attitudes.
1 July 2017
A video thanking supporters of international development NGOs.
1 June 2017

Campaigning in brief

Number crunching Parliament petitions

MPs will later debate two petitions about the state visit of US President Donald Trump, but what do online polls and their signatories say about the UK?

BBC 20 February 2017

"This is not a public service announcement"

Sho Konno from Restless Development blogs on what "communications for development" should mean in light of recent media attacks.

"This is not a public service announcement" 20 January 2017

SMK Campaigner Survey

The results from the first annual SMK Campaigner Survey make for interesting reading: 90% of respondents feel campaigning is under threat, and 1 in 5 say that their organisations are now campaigning less.

Sheila McKechnie Foundation 1 December 2016

Campaigning events and courses

Bond International Development Awards 2018

Submissions are open for the the Bond Awards, which showcase inspiring development and humanitarian work.
26 February 2018 (Registration closed)
Megaphone and the words speak up on a banner

Developing an advocacy strategy

This course showcases the role that effective advocacy and campaigns can play in influencing change. It will take you through the process of developing an advocacy strategy and how to make choices about the appropriate approach for your organisation.
6 March 2018 (18)
Water droplet making a splash

How change happens: demonstrating the impact of your advocacy

This course supports experienced campaigns and advocacy specialists to improve the strategic clarity and effectiveness of their work.
15 November 2017 (12)
7 March 2018 (17)