Trustee survey:

confidence in reforming

role is high but trustees

need support. 

General Election 2024:

charity campaigning guide

New  action learning sets

for senior leaders and

emerging leaders.

Social power is unleashed when civil society works at its best without constraint. We believe it is just as important as political and economic power.

The Sheila McKechnie Foundation unleashes civil society’s Social Power by being curious about how change happens, by building its confidence and effectiveness, and by championing campaigners and campaigning.

We work with individuals and community groups, large charities and social enterprises, with those at the beginning of their change journey and seasoned professionals. Together we create the tools people need to make change.

We are a small organisation trying to effect a big shift in our sector. We are clear that we are only as strong and effective as our relationships are with all of you – our friends, partners, clients, supporters, funders and other stakeholders. So, we’d really like to hear what you think. And how we can best support and work with you.

Helping trustees build confidence – analysing SMK’s trustee survey results

Are trustees too risk averse? Should charity leaders be speaking out more? Does Charity Commission guidance help or hinder campaigning? SMK Chief Executive Sue Tibballs and special guests will discuss this and more, in response to our recent survey on trustee attitudes.

SMK Review document

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Great insights on SMK’s Campaign Carousel™ from participants reflecting on their learning journey. This week we hear from campaigner Kerry Postlewhite. ‘’I've found that taking part in the Carousel is helping with the funk, recharging my enthusiasm’’. Campaigning is...

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