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  • TITUSGHGs rising exponentiallyHumans use 40% biomass / 6th great extinctionFood 25% rise in grain prices / biofuels = biofoolish In Our Final Century: A Scientists Warning: (Heinemann, 2003), the Astronomer Royal, Professor Sir Martin Rees writes that “human-induced pressures on the global environment may engender higher risks” than natural disasters. Humanity “is more at risk than at any earlier phase in its history.” J F Rischard, European Director of the World Bank, has identified 20 critical issues which must be solved over the next two decades if humanity is to survive the century – 20 problems which are growing faster than our ability to solve themEducation increases these dangers when it equips people with skills and knowledge without awareness of these problems. Education also fails people if it equips them for jobs that become redundant as a result of rapid change in the global economy.
  • TITUSGHGs rising exponentiallyHumans use 40% biomass / 6th great extinctionFood 25% rise in grain prices / biofuels = biofoolish In Our Final Century: A Scientists Warning: (Heinemann, 2003), the Astronomer Royal, Professor Sir Martin Rees writes that “human-induced pressures on the global environment may engender higher risks” than natural disasters. Humanity “is more at risk than at any earlier phase in its history.” J F Rischard, European Director of the World Bank, has identified 20 critical issues which must be solved over the next two decades if humanity is to survive the century – 20 problems which are growing faster than our ability to solve themEducation increases these dangers when it equips people with skills and knowledge without awareness of these problems. Education also fails people if it equips them for jobs that become redundant as a result of rapid change in the global economy.

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  • Why Campaign? Campaign effectiveness in the community and voluntary sectors Titus Alexander Head of Campaigning NSG
  • Who is here? Other Activist / campaigner Statutory body / public service Community / Voluntary organisation Voluntary / community support provider Second tier VCS support provider
  • • What is campaigning? • Why campaign? • How to campaign • Building campaign effectiveness campaign support needs
  • What is campaigning? Organising for what you want
  • What is campaigning? Organising for change
  • What is campaigning? Name a campaigner
  • What is campaigning? Peter Tatchell, Shadow Trade & Industry Secretary Alan Duncan MP
  • Behaviour change campaigns
  • What is campaigning? Public affairs Awareness lobbying advocacy raising Policy Governance / Behaviour politics Institutional change change Empowerment Participation Learning active citizenship & practical politics
  • Why campaign?
  • Crises face humanity … • climate change • inequality • loss of biodiversity • unemployment, • fresh water • migration, • fish stocks • refugees • food security • racism & • population growth xenophobia • aids and disease • arms proliferation • resource • conflict distribution • crime • poverty • terrorism
  • Community problems … • debt / credit • migration • unemployment • racism • childcare • social cohesion • support for carers • public services • rural transport • planning issues • disabled parking • benefits system • play space • poverty • youth facilities • litter • inequality
  • Why campaign? One way to achieve your aims
  • Why campaign? Collective problem solving
  • Why campaign? 1. World is not perfect 2. Achieve your aims 3. Collective problem solving
  • Why campaign? Public agenda Advocacy Experts by experience Empowerment Active citizenship / Take Part Duty to promote democracy Improving public services Public participation
  • How to campaign
  • How to campaign What is most important for success? 1 Listen 2 & learn
  • How to campaign What is most important for success? 3 Realise your Power
  • Forms of power confidence, intergrity and self belief  knowledge and expertise  resources – money, tools and other assets  position - control over decisions  collective action  networks  celebrity self-knowledge
  • We are more power than we imagine O=E+R Outcome = Event plus Response Our power is in the response
  • Campaign journey diagram
  • How to campaign Start with the end issues Know your stuff Plan your campaign People & Methods structures Communicate! Mobilise your power Celebrate!
  • How to build campaign effectiveness Clarity of aims & values • • Campaign consciousness Internal communications & systems • Skills and knowledge • • Cultivate contacts & networks Reflect, evaluate & learn • • Support networks
  • NCVO/CapacityBuilders campaiging effectiveness Conferences • • Publications Courses / workshops • Case studies • • LOUDER website Connections & support networks • www.ncvo-vol.org.uk/campaigning
  • Campaign Support Issues Mapping
  • Campaigning in the North West 3. What are you campaigning about? 4. What support is there? 5. What support is needed?
  • Level Campaign Continuum Global EU feminism State Nation/region Profession Sector Institution Local area Office Group Individual Law System Practice Policy Belief Behaviour