Campaigning for social change

Why are we here? To make the world a better place, of course. And we do this by campaigning in all the right ways for social change. Social change organisations don’t succeed by being reasonable, by doing things the way they’ve always been done. The first aspiration of all nonprofit organisations should be to do themselves out of business. All campaigners and fundraisers should be restless challengers of the status quo, never ever satisfied that we are doing quite enough. Why? Because we only exist to change the world.

It’s time to de-normalise the gender pay gap, and take action to close it

by Niamh Ferris

Our important series on gender equality in fundraising returns with the thoughts of Niamh Ferris, a fundraiser from Dublin, who outlines just how wide the pay gap between women and men is in both the UK and Ireland and asks the question: will you commit to ending this gap?

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Still in the battle: an interview with Roger Craver

by Joe Burnett

Part 1 of an interview with Roger Craver. An activist for over fifty years, he has been involved in the US civil rights movement helping to establish Common Cause, the National Organisation for Women, the Environmental Defense Fund and Greenpeace. 

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How getting diversity and inclusion right will help us change the world

by Vanessa Chase Lockshin

Vanessa Chase Lockshin outlines how the fundraising sector is good at asking about diversity but rarely progresses beyond it to equity and inclusion. Her suggestions are bound to get you thinking.

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Moving from fairness to openness

by Beth Ann Locke and Jen Love

Exploring the issue of fairness Jen and Beth Ann demonstrate how progress can only come about through inclusive and insightful dialogue within our organisations. 

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Refuge: The Helen Titchener (nee Archer) Rescue Fund

by Louise McCathie

A fan of Radio BBC 4's popular programme 'The Archers' created an online fundraising page for Refuge in response to a domestic violence storyline. 

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Creating gender equality in the charity sector

by Lizzi Hollis

A rallying cry for gender parity from fundraiser and founder of Charity Women Lizzi Hollis. 

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It’s just not fair!

by Joe Burnett

What are you doing to combat gender inequality in your organisation? Join SOFII’s campaign.

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Women’s Aid: Look At Me interactive billboard

by SOFII

An innovative billboard campaign hoping to open a few blind eyes to domestic violence with a novel use of facial recognition technology.

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Trillium Gift of Life Network: ‘bucket list’

by SOFII

This is a great public awareness campaign with interactive use of social media and appropriate targeting.

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Aid to Children and Adolescents at Risk Foundation ANAR: secret anti-abuse message

by SOFII

Clever use of lenticular printing to send kids a secret message that adults can't see in these child-abuse poster ads.

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