Community

Together we explore change, share knowledge and learn from change-makers

The Sheila McKechnie Foundation believes that civil society is stronger when change-makers come together to explore, learn, celebrate and connect. Our analysis of social change, the tools we offer and the ideas we share spring directly from the collective experience of the change community.

Our community of change-makers is a continuous conversation about change. Join us – come along to a Change Network event, nominate yourself for an award, join our Power Sharing Community of Practice, subscribe to our newsletter or share your story!

Changemakers’ Toolkit 

With the support of Wikimedia UK, SMK has launched an open access toolkit to empower people to campaign effectively. 

We know that campaigners, activists, and changemakers of all types are stepping up to address injustices, improve conditions in their communities, and draw attention to neglected issues. That’s why we’ve launched the Changemakers’ Toolkit, a free online training resource.

Read our joint blog here to find out more about this unique collaboration.

SMK Review document

Together we can explore change

People sitting in a room watching the 2022 Awards ceremony

Latest news, events and training

 

Find out how to join our community, share knowledge, offer mutual support and be part of SMK’s research and annual Awards.

People sitting in a room watching the 2022 Awards ceremony

Jobs and volunteering at SMK

 

Find out how to join our community, share knowledge, offer mutual support and be part of SMK’s research and annual Awards.

People sitting in a room watching the 2022 Awards ceremony

Celebrating change-makers

 

Find out how to join our community, share knowledge, offer mutual support and be part of SMK’s research and annual Awards.

What is the context for civil society today?

Civil society today is working in an extremely tough environment but there are also some positives. To navigate the challenges and build on the positive drivers, civil society needs to be firing on all cylinders. Working at its absolute best. But it isn’t, for a range of reasons.

Whatever level you’re at and wherever you are on your campaigning journey, we can help

survey results

Change Network

Find out how we explored different perspectives on the same change or challenge through our Change Network events programme. You can listen to them via our Social Power podcast.

Read More >

survey results

Become an Associate

We have an extensive network of Associates – leading campaigners, organisers and commentators. They support the delivery of our training and consultancy according to their specific skills. 

Meet our Associates >

survey results

Power Project

The Power Project calls for a new way of thinking about power, and action to build solidarity in social change. It’s time to reshape how we work for social change.

Sign up to join the conversation here > 

survey results

Share your thoughts

Do you have something to share with other change-makers? Something you learned from success or failure? An emerging challenge we all face? An inspirational experience to share?

Get in touch >

Read campaigners’ stories

Lisa-Marie Taylor, FiLiA

Lisa-Marie Taylor, FiLiA

Lisa-Marie found political activism in her late 30's via Feminism which came into her life with a huge bang; making sense of everything and filling her with a desire to join the Women's Liberation Movement. Her eureka moment was a day spent at Conway Hall in London...

read more

Sign up and get our newsletter

To be part of a more powerful civil society, sign up for news, upcoming events, training and consultancy.   

We will always respect your privacy. Read our Privacy Policy or click here to unsubscribe