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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

US government delegation talking to civil society representatives at the UN in Geneva
1 April 2019
As engagement between government and CSOs deteriorates, we highlight the potential dangers of government bypassing civil society, and the value of CSOs to formulating better public policy.
Indian trans activist Abheena Aher on stage at Bond Conference
21 March 2019
Key takeaways from Europe’s biggest international development event.
European headquarters of the United Nations
21 February 2019
The UN Association warns that the UK faces challenges in maintaining its influence once it has exited the EU, but highlights the importance of the 0.7% aid commitment to the UK's position.

Campaigning resources

Crowd at Oxford Circus station in London
Experts debate the relationship between media attitudes and the British public’s declining trust in NGOs.
13 November 2018
Over 50% of disabilities are preventable and directly linked to poverty-related issues
Suggested social media messages and graphics for the Global Disability Summit, 24 July 2018.
18 July 2018
Campaigning
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

Campaigning events and courses

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Developing an advocacy strategy

Next date
24 September 2019 16
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 (16)
14 January 2020 (18)
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How change happens: demonstrating the impact of your advocacy

Next date
25 September 2019 15
available spaces
This course supports experienced campaigns and advocacy specialists to improve the strategic clarity and effectiveness of their work.
Upcoming dates
25 September 2019 (15)
15 January 2020 (18)
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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]