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

The UK government is committed to protecting civil society space around the world, but the restrictions on advocacy and campaigning in the UK are undermining these critical efforts.
15 February 2018
Abandoned lifejackets on a beach
A new report looks at the impact of fake news on international NGOs' work and suggests ways to fight back.
13 February 2018
Protest march
A new survey shows that 90% of campaigners see charity campaigning under threat and recommends actions campaigners can take to protect it.
23 January 2018

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

This guide aims to let charities know what they can do within the rules of the Lobbying Act and to empower them to feel comfortable and confident in continuing campaigning. 
17 January 2018
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

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 Awards 2018

Bond International Development Awards 2018

The Bond International Development Awards showcase inspiring development and humanitarian work from the sector.
European Parliament glass building in Brussels

EU corridors of power

This course explains how decisions are made in the European Union and highlights where NGOs can have the greatest influence in the process.
Artificial network

NGO campaigning and GDPR

This event will discuss how next year's General Data Protection Regulation will affect NGOs' abilities to engage with supporters.