What we do
We are curious
We never stop asking how change is happening
Making social change happen is always complex, often messy and rarely, if ever, easy. The world around us is constantly changing. Tools and tactics evolve. Attitudes in society and in our own organisations change. We bring together change-makers from all parts of civil society and create spaces where we can explore change-making together. We listen and share our evolving understanding of social change, as well as our unique tools, freely.
We celebrate and champion change-making
We seek to build a more confident and powerful civil society, whose role in social change is recognised and valued. We help civil society be heard by bringing actors together and creating platforms that strengthen visibility and voice. We also celebrate success at the SMK Annual Campaign Awards. We work right across civil society from large institutions to community organisations and much more fluid social movements. We include charities, faith groups, trades unions and social enterprise.
We build capacity
We help you become better and bolder at making change
Our unique analysis of social change and the potential for power in civil society (which we call ‘social power’) underpins our wide range of training and expert consultancy. Our relentless curiosity keeps our analysis up to date. Using our years of experience as campaigners and change-makers, on-going research and real-world applications of our findings, we can help you to achieve lasting and transformative change. We can work with one person, a whole team, or an entire organisation.
We are a Living Wage Employer
We are an accredited Living Wage Employer. This means that every member of staff at SMK earns at least the Living Wage for their area, a rate set independently and updated annually, based on the cost living in the UK. Find out more about the Living Wage at livingwage.org.uk.
Who we work with
If you have a role in creating social change, we want to work with you. From large charities to small community-based organisations, from trade unions to funders. We also work with companies who want to ensure that their contribution to social change is more than window-dressing.
Managing Director, Positive Negatives
Influencing Change 2019
SMK 2019 National Campaigner Awards
The Social Change Project
How civil society is driving change today and how the most effective change makers think and behave.
Power Sharing Project
How civil society in London, England’s most unequal city, can share resources and power to drive change.