Supporting the next generation of campaigners


SMK is supported by an extensive network of Associates – themselves some of the UK’s leading campaigners, organisers and commentators. Our Associates support the delivery of our training, coaching and consultancy according to their specific skills and experience.

As a community, SMK staff and Associates are deeply committed to ensuring our support is of the highest quality. We evaluate all of our delivery ourselves and also commission a bi-annual external evaluation. Associates and staff also come together twice a year to share learning and experience and work together to continually improve our practise.

Jim Coe

A freelance consultant, who provides evaluation and strategy support to, a wide range of funders, national and international NGOs and networks.

Belinda Pratten

A policy analyst and researcher with over twenty years working in the academic and voluntary sectors.

Anne Bowers

A consultant in strategic change and innovative programme development, particularly for public sector leaders.

Natasha Adams

A recognised thought leader in understanding how social movements make change happen. I specialise in movement research, campaign strategy, developing and managing activist networks, deep organising and training.

Emma Smale

Experienced in policy analysis, research and campaign design, as well as advising on organisational and political strategy.

Ceri Goddard

Associate Director of Social Justice for the Dartington Hall Trust and previous Director of Equality Innovation at The Young Foundation.

Toby Blume

A particular interest in helping organisations to be more evidence-based and insight-led, using research, effective engagement and behavioural insights to inform strategy, design projects and services and engage stakeholders.

Dr Mena Fombo

Founding Director of Black Girl Convention, a Social enterprise campaigning for equality focused on Creativity, Everyday Activism and Connecting Communities.

Ben Ballin

Working for change, learning and justice. A freelance campaigns and strategy development consultant.

Viv Groskop

Writer, Comedian, Broadcaster and author of How to Own the Room.

Beverly Duckworth

Advocacy and Campaigns Consultant and former head of campaigns at World Development Movement and former campaign coordinator at Amnesty International UK.

John Ellis

Independent campaigner and teacher supporting charities and not-for-profits to campaign for change.

Liz Murray

Head of Scottish campaigns, Global Justice Now

Jenny Ross

Consultant and Coach – specialising in policy influencing, advocacy, campaigns and change management.

Amanda Stone

Independent consultant & coach on campaigning, communications & fundraising to international & UK NGOs, specialising in gender rights.

Emma Taggart

Coach, facilitator and consultant working with clients in all sectors to help people think clearly, improve workplace performance and develop leadership skills.

Marcia Walker

Campaigns and advocacy consultant with over 19 years of experience within the international NGO and voluntary sector.

Rachel Ward

Consultant and Executive Coach working on organisational development through coaching and funding advice.

Kathleen Christie

Award-winning campaigns and influencing consultant supporting social change organisations including the TUC and Amnesty International UK.

Colin Dutton

Colin has ten years’ experience of working with young people since beginning a BA Youth Work and Community Development (JNC) Degree in 2010.

Emma Burnell

A campaigns and public policy professional with nearly two decades of experience who is also a talented and highly sought after writer and commentator.

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SMK is always looking for experienced people who can facilitate training, speak at events or join our Associate pool.

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