Category: Training

Introducing the UK’s First Ever Crowdfunding Academy!

We’re excited to announce the launch of the UK’s first ever Crowdfunding Academy at Nesta on the 19th September 2016. The Academy is for people and organisations looking to learn about the best ways to use crowdfunding to increase their social impact. It will cover best practice in digital fundraising along with cutting edge movement building techniques, enabling participants to get the most out of this fast-growing area.

Mend the leak or change the system?

Working in the field of social change, we are are often asked what the difference is between campaigning and systems change. Anyone who has attempted to map their system, and their role within it, will know that the complexity that emerges makes it evident that single issue campaigning alone will not achieve deep, sustainable change. Working with One25, a fantastic charity which supports women who are in, or vulnerable to, street sex work, we explored the difference between two and how each approach could bring around different outcomes.

We have two subsidised workshops available for organisations who would like to explore a similar approach – details are at the end of the post!

The Village of 100 or Designing social change at a time of complexity

Many of the companies, charities and campaigns we have spoken to over the past months feel paralysed between competing social problems their clients are facing and eroding confidence in their ‘tried and tested’ methods. Others have told us about their excitement in pursuing opportunities; using emerging trends as a springboard for a new strategic direction, to disrupt their place in a market and sector, or to rollout a new programme.