Duncan Green. How Change Happens helps us to understand the events, individuals & systems that have changed the world.
Rules for Revolutionaries
Bond and Exley. Lessons from the groundbreaking grassroots campaign that helped launch a new political revolution.
How Organisations Develop Activists
Hanrie Han. An in-depth look at the models and strategies civic associations use for engaging activists in the Internet Age.
Lobbying for Change
Alberto Alemanno. By using our skills and talents and mobilizing others, we can bring about social and political change.
How To Resist
Matthew Bolton. This book offers encouragement to would-be activists everywhere to get involved and offers seven practical principles that can help people effect change.
Matt Price. This book is written for grassroots organizers, NGOs, civil society organizations, unions, political parties, and anyone seeking to mobilize people politically.
Now We Have Your Attention
Jack Shenker. A reminder that Covid-19 was only a spotlight on and catalyst of existing and multiple crises across many UK communities. Seven stories of seven communities and the campaigns and political upheavals they were grappling with before the pandemic.
Messing with the ‘constitutional plumbing’: law, politics & implications for civil society
Game Changers: The Transformation of Women’s Sport
Reports and papers
Good Guide to Campaigning and Influencing: The Good Guide to Campaigning and Influencing is a guide to effective campaigning, NCVO
Stop Raising Awareness Already – Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR). Too many organizations concentrate on raising awareness about anissuewithoutknowing how to translate that awareness into action, by getting people to change their behavior or act on their beliefs.
New Philanthropy Capital: Theory of Change: A theory of change is a tool that sets out a clear path from your day-to-day activities to the outcomes you achieve to the change you want to create.
New Philanthropy Capital: Measuring the effectiveness of your campaign: A short guide highlighting a number of evaluation resources and techniques to help you evaluate your campaign through a series of simple steps.
Charity Commission – Speaking Out – Guidance on Campaigning and Political Activity by Charities: Charity Commission’s guidance on rights and restrictions of charities to undertake campaigning.
Electoral Commission: Guidance for campaigners: Detailed guidance from the Electoral Commission on campaigning in the run up to elections and referendums
Grant finder: Details of more than 8,000 funding opportunities, including grants, loans and awards from local, regional and national UK government, European funding, charitable trusts and corporate sponsors.
Funding Central: Government funded website with information on grants from the European Union, UK Government, the Lottery and Grant Making Trusts.