Campaigning

People-power, evaluations and Bowie – my year in summary

Last weekend I was asked to speak to graduates of Campaign Bootcamp NZ. The young campaigners had completed the one week programme last September. They were coming together again to brush up their skills and to share what they’d done since the training. I spoke to them about  what I’d been working on and thinking about […]

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Sharing lessons from people power

I’ve just finished a project with Greenpeace New Zealand (GPNZ) which combined two of my current obsessions – people-powered campaigning and good organisational learning. GPNZ asked me to evaluate a mass civil disobedience at an oil industry event. The action, called for by Greenpeace, had been the first time the office had invited  members of […]

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This campaign needs more respect.

In a Guardian interview this week, Greenpeace UK’s head of communications says that kindness should be an essential criteria for anyone wanting a senior job there. And increasingly for campaigners there’s an importance placed on how we work as well as the things we do.

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