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The question campaigners hate to answer, but need to

Kirsty McNeill on the tough question campaigners need to ask themselves in order to make change.

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

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8 May 2019
Nine recommendations for better advocacy, based on the experience of a campaign coordinating efforts to make the case for aid.
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16 April 2019
Focusing more on hope and values in our communications could help us to shift public opinion about our work.
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9 April 2019
Civil society advocacy has had lots of successes but our current strategies are not winning over enough to people to achieve structural change.

Campaigning resources

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With more UK aid being delivered through the private sector, we brought together sector experts to interrogate what these trends mean for the poorest countries.
25 March 2019
A selection of images and statistics showing the value of multilateral partnerships when working on development issues like health, education and climate change.
15 March 2019
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Kirsty McNeill, executive director of policy, advocacy and campaigns at Save the Children, on the key elements for a strong advocacy strategy.
30 January 2019

Campaigning events and courses

Plan International UK and Credit Suisse won the Corporate Partnerships Award at the Bond Awards

Bond International Development Awards 2019

The Bond International Development Awards showcase inspiring development and humanitarian work from the sector.
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This course explains how decisions are made in the European Union and highlights where NGOs can have the greatest influence in the process.
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Developing an advocacy strategy

Next date
24 September 2019 17
available spaces
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.
Upcoming dates
24 September 2019 (17)
14 January 2020 (18)

The campaign for aid

A coalition of Bond members is coordinating efforts to make the case for aid in tackling global poverty. 

A series of groups have been coordinating the campaign’s work since 2017. These groups are led by a steering group and governed by a board of NGOs. 

Collaboration is led by the campaign director, Richard Darlington, who is based at Bond’s office in London. 

For more information, including how to join the campaign, contact Richard Darlington: [email protected]