Amplifying

campaigners’ voices

What is the

Campaign Carousel?

Giving people the knowledge, skills

and confidence to effect change

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 and blogs

SMK’s 2020 Campaigner Survey results in focus

SMK’s 2020 Campaigner Survey results in focus

Politicians and the public are increasingly at odds on campaigning for social change, the SMK survey reveals. Campaigners are encountering an increasingly hostile political environment, with politicians more negative about campaigning than the general public – and...

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Civil Society, Unleashed

Civil Society, Unleashed

SMK is delighted to be involved in the new Law Family Commission on Civil Society launched on the 1st December by Pro Bono Economics. The two-year Commission has set itself the task of understanding...

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Latest events and training

open training
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 April 2021 Term - Book now!

Our new 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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open training
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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