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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 Project

Transform power, build solidarity, make change.

How can social sector organisations take action to build solidarity in social change?

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Introduction to Campaigning and Social Change
This online workshop 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. 

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Campaign Carousel - Book now!

Our Campaign Carousel is an exciting and flexible way for campaigners to hone their skills in a wide range of areas. This comprehensive package gives those at or near the start of their campaigning journey a rounded set of skills.

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Communicating for Change
Good communication – crafting and delivering clear and appealing messages – is essential to campaigning. Participants will learn how to successfully use powerful framing, narratives and stories and communication channels for campaigns.

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