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Lost Voices Report (1): Where has the trust gone?

The cycle of mistrust This is the release of the first chunk of the report analysing digital campaigning and the lived experience. If this is the first you've heard of the Lost Voices project (if so, where have you been?!), take a read of the introduction to the...

Lost Voices: an introduction

Over the past year, we at The Social Change Agency have been undertaking a project exploring digital campaigning and its effects on the lived experience. Following Esther Foreman’s previous research in Shouting Down the House, we sought to create an evidence base to...

The Glass Room: Technology is inherently political

“This room is about the rise of technology. And technology is inherently political. And politics is power” These were the words of Andrea Figari, Director of Community Engagement at Tactical Tech during the Activism in the Quantified society workshop at The Glass...

Lost Voices: A hackathon

Calling all digital campaigners, tech gurus, politicians, and anyone that loves digital campaigning. This is our invitation to get creative. We’ve spent the last year documenting the challenges facing digital campaigning and the lived experience. Our research has...

OPEN for business

“To meet the needs of 9 billion people in one planet in 2050, a new economy must be created, consisting of a new type of companies, driven by a new generation of business leaders” We’re all living on one planet. And yet, the resources we’re using equate to 1.5...

A business masterclass with M&S

Ethics - a term we use to describe our worldview, our personal values and beliefs we hold true. Now, ethics can be applied to the high street. People are increasingly making purchasing decisions in accordance to their personal ethics. Not only do we look at the...

Is this the time for ethics and business?

Last month Transport For London stripped Uber of its license because: “Uber’s approach and conduct demonstrate a lack of corporate responsibility”. While to many it came as a shock to strip the one of the most popular forms of transport from the UK’s capital, for...

Do you want to create positive change in your community?

    The Social Change Agency is working with M&S and we are looking for residents of Middlesbrough, Norwich, Newham, Glasgow, Birmingham, Merthyr, and Derry to attend a Community Conversation to hear about issues that matter to you and your local area (Time &...

Offline Festival: unearthing the power of community

This month saw witness to a unique experience in the heart of the countryside: Offline Festival. Offline Festival brought together community businesses, social entrepreneurs, community projects, socially responsible corporate partners and friends and family in a 3 day...

HouseParty returned!

This month HouseParty returned! We took over the heart of the National Housing Federation conference with HouseParty’s little brother HouseParty’s teaparty. People gathered in their droves to talk cupcakes and mental health, digital transformation, indoor and outdoor...

A Crowdfunding Masterclass with Stop Funding Hate

Stop Funding Hate is an organisation that campaigns advertisers to pull their advertising from papers that encourage hate, specifically The Sun and The Daily Mail and The Daily Express. In just one year, Stop Funding Hate have lobbied some of the biggest advertisers...

Crowdfunding 101 UK tour coming to a city near you

We’re proud to launch a UK tour of our fully funded Crowdfunding 101 training workshops in partnership with Hubbub Fundraising for Heads of Fundraising in the charity sector . If you’re interested in understanding the role of crowding in your fundraising and supporter...