Campaigning for Change

Making the good universal

Level 1 - Introduction


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Most voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations operate to tackle a need in the community. But why is that need there in the first place and what could be done at a more structural level to challenge it? How do we balance being constructive but also being critical of local policy? Join us for a session on how to campaign and advocate for the changes in society you want to see.

You’ll leave with:

      • More understanding of what makes a good campaign
      • More awareness of when to be challenging and when and how to be critical

This workshop is parts of POP ideas’ themed “Making Some Noise” events, enabling groups and organisations to be heard; collaborate and influence. It covers: collaboration; networks and partnerships; campaigning; marketing & PR; and pitching.

This workshop will be delivered by Gareth Hart. Gareth is the founder and director of Iridescent Ideas (a social enterprise business advice firm) and has been a champion of the social enterprise movement in Plymouth and the South West of the UK. He was the elected chair of Plymouth Social Enterprise Network for seven years 2013-2020 and chairs Plymouth’s Inclusive Growth Group.

Gareth led Plymouth’s successful bid to become the first ‘Social Enterprise City’ in the UK and has a history of working successfully with a range of social enterprises from tiny start-ups to national organizations on issues such as governance, social investment and social impact.

Attendees representing a Plymouth community group or organisation will have their £10.00 deposit refunded in full after attending.