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Support / training for campaigners

Since a lot of us bang on about the lack of campaigning that happens, bottom up, something caught my eye in the Third Sector around training for campaigning. Support groups set up for campaigners by the McKechnie Foundation.

“We will be connecting people at the forefront of social change with their peers, giving them a level of support that campaigners, unlike fundraisers, have not enjoyed in the past,”

And goes onto say:

Participants in the forums will be able to discuss campaigning methods, share concerns and develop solutions to the collective challenges they face. There will also be presentations on key topics such as new media.

It appears to be after smaller groups, possibly underlying a grassroot movement:

The Foundation hopes the forums will be of particular benefit to campaigners from smaller organisations who have little access to training.

Anyone up for it?

Comments (2)

We have had this offer for 12 years in Wales to my knowledge, e.g. GAVO and other groups like Disability Wales, has always offered deaf access to proper training and ways to campaign effectively. The issue has been the deaf don't go, or want, to 'do it their way', the BDA laso offers such courses and the RNID(!), I've seen their adverts in the local deaf club myself, it's a totally frustrating excersize, hardly anyone is interested. I was at GAVO's inception in south wales many years ago, but I was, the ONLY deaf person ever to turn up at their meetings.

We have had this offer for 12 years in Wales to my knowledge, e.g. GAVO and other groups like Disability Wales, has always offered deaf access to proper training and ways to campaign effectively. The issue has been the deaf don't go, or want, to 'do it their way', the BDA laso offers such courses and the RNID(!), I've seen their adverts in the local deaf club myself, it's a totally frustrating excersize, hardly anyone is interested. I was at GAVO's inception in south wales many years ago, but I was, the ONLY deaf person ever to turn up at their meetings.

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