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.
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...
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 grassroots Group Leaders to feel confident in running their local grassroots groups safely. We want 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.
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.
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.
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.
Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance is a global public-private partnership involving donor governments, recipient country governments, UNICEF, WHO, the World Bank, philanthropic organisations, civil society and the private sector. Established in 2002, Gavi works to increase access to vaccines for children living in the world’s poorest countries. Read on to find out more about Gavi and it’s life-changing work.
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria is the world’s single largest financer of AIDS, TB and Malaria programmes worldwide. It has a unique organizational structure which sees it operate as a partnership between governments, civil society, the private sector and the people affected by these diseases. Read on to find out more about The Global Fund and it’s live-saving work.
The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) is the only global fund for education that brings together 61 developing countries with donor governments, civil society, international organizations, students, teachers, foundations, and the private sector to develop better education systems in the poorest countries and get more children in school. Read on to find out more about the GPE and how it is helping get millions more children in school.
Organising regular face-to-face meetings with your MP is one of the most effective ways to build a long-lasting and impactful relationship. A meeting gives you the chance to build a personal relationship, seek their support and ask them to commit to taking action. Read on for an easy guide that you can follow to ensure your meetings with your MP are as successful as possible.