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SMK’s innovative analysis of
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Social power is unleashed when civil society works at its best without constraint.
The Sheila McKechnie Foundation unleashes civil society’s capacity to create profound, long-term change. We call this capacity social power, and believe it is just as important as political and economic power. 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.

The Social Change Project

How change is happening in the UK today

How civil society is driving change today and how the most effective change makers think and behave.

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Power Sharing Project

Sharing power to drive change

How civil society in London, England’s most unequal city, can share resources and power to drive change.

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Latest news, events, training

Power in Lived Experience

Power in Lived Experience

SMK Trustee, Kimberly Garande, writes about how working with SMK on the Power Sharing Project gave her the opportunity to explore power with young people whose needs are often underrepresented. We Belong is the first UK-wide charity to be set up and run entirely by...

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The ‘new’ SMK: Unleashing Social Power

The ‘new’ SMK: Unleashing Social Power

Fifteen years ago, SMK was set up in memory of Sheila McKechnie - the brilliant, fearless and tireless campaigner who, in her own words, was a "fully paid up member of the awkward squad". In our new brand, launched today, we have drawn deeply on the spirit of Sheila,...

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Influencing in Parliament               29 Oct

Influencing in Parliament 29 Oct

Parliament is the ultimate arbiter of how change does or does not happen. But it can seem arcane and baffling to those inexperienced in how it works. This can make it seem daunting to those who want to change or amend the law. Thurs 29th October | 10:00-13:00 | £90 The aim of this three-hour online workshop...

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Analysing the problem and planning for change

Analysing the problem and planning for change

This workshop will help you to develop a strategic and responsive approach to planning campaigns that achieve concrete change. Wednesday 4th November | 10:00-13:00 | £90 You will explore how your organisational mission, in the context of the wider world, can guide you...

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Evaluation and measuring impact

Evaluation and measuring impact

Half-day workshop, online This course gives campaigners a well-rounded understanding of power, social change and campaigning. You will learn about SMK’s ground-breaking concept of Social Power and how it can drive truly transformational change. We all have power, but...

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