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Petitions for activists - Friends of the Earth at ECF Europe 2018

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Ian Goggin, Friends of the Earth UK, https://friendsoftheearth.uk/

Lessons from Friends of the Earth’s successes and failures giving local activists the ability to set up online actions

Presented at ECF Europe 2018. Join the Campaigning Forum and find out more about its upcoming events here: http://fairsay.com/events

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Petitions for activists - Friends of the Earth at ECF Europe 2018

  1. 1. Petitions for activists Lessons from our successes and failures giving local activists the ability to set up online actions Ian Goggin Friends of the Earth
  2. 2. Action Network Online actions Events Emails Ownership of data Groups of people
  3. 3. Goals Empowerment Growth Recruitment Campaign impact
  4. 4. What we did Trial with 15 groups Mix of close activists and loose contacts Mix of sizes, ability and activity
  5. 5. What we learned
  6. 6. Activists are time-poor
  7. 7. But by themselves they do little Actions can support local campaign outcomes
  8. 8. Eastbourne and District Friends of the Earth 10,383 signatures
  9. 9. Most actions will be small
  10. 10. Chester and District Friends of the Earth 100 signatures
  11. 11. Most activists suck at promoting things
  12. 12. People are time-consuming Support > technology
  13. 13. If you don’t make a commitment neither will your supporters
  14. 14. Most activists won’t do follow-up Action follow-up is vital
  15. 15. Nobody wants a petition platform until the moment they do
  16. 16. ENDS ian.goggin@foe.co.uk | ian@iangoggin.com @iangoggin

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