Campaign guides

Here you’ll find a selection of guides to help with your campaigning. If you can’t find what you were looking for or have a question about campaigning with RESULTS, contact join@results.org.uk.

Welcome pack for volunteers

Are you interested in getting involved with RESULTS UK? Then check out our Welcome Pack for an overview of what being a RESULTS volunteer is all about!

This is also a useful resource for existing volunteers.

MP Meeting Preparation: Draft agenda and planner

The following document is a template for RESULTS UK advocates planning to meet with their local Member of Parliament. Please refer to the relevant campaign Action Sheet and Background Sheets for more information, and see our guide, How to hold a successful meeting with your MP for more tips on securing a meeting and developing a long-term relationship...

Gentle Protest letter writing guide with Craftivist Collective

This guide is a collaboration between RESULTS UK and Craftivist Collective. It can be used by campaigners to help think differently about letter writing as a campaign action, and works as a practical guide on how to do letter-writing with a twist. We know that many MPs in the UK have been hard to get hold of during the COVID-19 pandemic, and we think that really personal messages are especially important given the challenging circumstances.

If you’d like to have a go, you can choose...

FCO-DFID talking points

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced (16 June) that the Department for International Development (DFID) will be merged with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) from September. RESULTS UK believes this decision is wrong and that it will undermine the effectiveness of UK aid spending and its focus on helping the world’s poorest and most marginalised people. If you have already booked a virtual meeting with your MP, or if you hope to do so, on the topic of the June grassroots...

Grassroots Group Guidance

RESULTS UK is a grassroots advocacy organisation with a long history of volunteer-based and volunteer-led advocacy and campaigning. We are committed to supporting all our volunteer advocates across the country to feel safe and secure when campaigning with RESULTS. These guidelines aim to help grassroots volunteers comply with RESULTS’ Safeguarding Policy. Volunteers should read through this guidance and keep it as a resource to refer to if and when needed.

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Social media guide

Social media has wide and global reach, making it a great way to amplify your message both to new audiences and to your personal networks. This basic guide to using social media for your campaigning contains some top tips on what and how to share about the issues that RESULTS works on. It focuses on Twitter and Facebook, but includes advice on crafting effective posts for whatever social media platform you use.

Working with the media: creating a press release

Generating publicity for your local RESULTS group is a great way to raise awareness of your group’s activities and to recruit new members. Sending out a press release is one the best way to inform the media about what you are up to. Read on for an easy guide you can follow to craft the perfect press release.

How to write to your MP

MPs need to hear from their constituents. They depend on their constituents to educate them about what issues are most important to them. Writing a letter only takes a short amount of your time but it ensures that the people who make decisions on your behalf, every day, know how you want to be represented. Read on for an easy guide you can follow to write a great letter to your MP.

An introduction to undernutrition

Undernutrition is a term which describes the various health conditions caused by the body not receiving enough energy (food) or nutrients. Undernutrition can affect people in a variety of ways; they can become too short for their age (stunted); dangerously thin (wasted); and deficient in vitamins and minerals (micronutrient deficient). Read on to find out more about undernutrition and the interventions that exist to address it.

Working with the media: writing a letter to the editor

Most newspapers and magazines have a ‘letters page’ that gives readers the opportunity to express their views and opinions. The letters page is often the most frequently read page of a publication and provides you with a good opportunity to promote your cause to a wide audience. Read on for an easy guide on how to craft and pitch a letter to the editor for your local paper.

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