In 2008 the Sheila McKechnie Foundation launched Campaign Central, an online resource and forum for campaigners to get advice and share ideas. In 2015 we took the decision to close Campaign Central as we no longer had the resources to maintain it. However, the site contained a great deal of useful information for campaigners and on this page you will find some of the good practice documents that were on Campaign Central, these cover the following topics:
- What is your vision?
- Mobilise support
- Influencing decision makers
- Influencing local government: action guide
- Using the internet
- Funding your campaign
- Using the media
- Media Toolkit
- Techniques, tools & tactics
- Quick campaign tips
- The law as your ally
- Potential legal restrictions facing campaigners
- Charity law and campaigning
- Using Human Rights Indicators to Create Change
The documents provide advice for campaigniners and activists, but as much of content was produced between 2008 and 2014 we would strongly recommend that you seek additional and more up to date information particularly on any content related to legislation and legal issues.
You can also visit the following sites, which are full of useful resources for campaigners:
This is an email forum for campaigners with nearly 3,000 members from across the world. It can be a very useful resource for seeking advice from other campaigners and activists.
This website is full of information to help you think strategically about your campaign.
Reports and papers.
The Good Guide to Campaigning and Influencing is a guide to effective campaigning.
A theory of change is a tool that sets out a clear path from your day-to-day activities to the outcomes you achieve to the change you want to create.
A short guide highlighting a number of evaluation resources and techniques to help you evaluate your campaign through a series of simple steps.
This webpage sets out the Charity Commission’s guidance on rights and restrictions of charities to undertake campaigning
Detailed guidance from the Electoral Commission on campaigning in the run up to elections and referendums.
This website includes details of more than 8,000 funding opportunities, including grants, loans and awards from local, regional and national UK government, European funding, charitable trusts and corporate sponsors.
Government funded website with information on grants from the European Union, UK Government, the Lottery and Grant Making Trusts.