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!

SMK Campaigner Survey: what was 2023 like for YOU?

Now in its eighth year, this annual survey has become a crucial resource in guiding our work, understanding the experiences of people involved in social change, determining where challenges and opportunities lie and how we can better support you. 

With a general election looming, it’s never been more relevant to know what your fellow campaigners are up to. We want to hear from you! 


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

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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...

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