Consultancy and advice

Expert support to unleash your social power

Making social change happen is rarely easy. The world around us changes. Tools and tactics evolve. Attitudes inside and outside our organisations shift. We bring our understanding of social change, our unique tools, and years of experience as campaigners, to offer a range of expert consultancy that will help you do just that.

If your business is change – through transformational service delivery, shifting attitudes, community building or influencing policy – we will help you to interrogate your practice, culture and tactics.

We now offer much of our support online.

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To help us understand how we can help you better achieve change, please complete our consultancy form and return it to [email protected]. To download the form, please click the button below.

Wherever you are on your campaigning journey, we can help. 

Now, more than ever, we need to reconnect with our missions and explore how to do things differently.

Our unique analysis of social change and the potential for power in civil society (which we call Social Power) will help you to interrogate your practice, culture and tactics. Using our years of experience as campaigners and change-makers, ongoing research and real-world applications of our findings, we can help you to achieve lasting and transformative change.

How our in-depth consultancy and support can help you  

Planning a specific campaign

A fresh view on the world and your change role

Together, we‘ll explore external trends and drivers, and the ecosystem in which you work, to refresh your approach to change.

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Planning a specific campaign

Make change a living part of your mission and culture

You’re committed to making change, but are you ready? We’ll help you develop and maintain a ‘changeready’ organisation. 

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Planning a specific campaign

Creating and winning campaigns

If you have already identified a clear goal, we’ll ensure you have a robust approach, the skills you need, and the right strategy to win.

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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.

Royal College of Nursing
Which
Local Trust
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London Youth
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Paul Hamlyn Foundation

I just wanted to say thank you so much for the excellent training session yesterday! We all really enjoyed it and left feeling energised and full of ideas.”

Jo McGowan

Head of Campaigns and Public Affairs, Centre for Ageing Better

SMK made the training interesting and understandable. It was accessible and useful for people who are seasoned campaigners and those newer to the approach.”

Debbie Pippard

Director of Programmes, Barrow Cadbury Trust

SMK are an absolute pleasure to work with. One of my favourite providers.  I love their creativity and they provide excellent facilitation.”

Iain Somerfield

Learning and Development Manager, Institute of Physics

Consultancy blogs: a deeper dive into our consultancy

Grids, love them or loathe them.

Grids, love them or loathe them.

Me, personally, I love the Sheila McKechnie Foundation’s Social Change Grid. It resonates with me as it made the complexities of working within a huge sector easier to navigate. I was very new to the term ‘social change’ but the Grid and the Social Power Report easily...

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Social Change Library

Deepen your knowledge about change.

Keen to take your learning even further? Here are resources we think are well worth a read or listen for those new to social change and those looking for something new.

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Social Power Podcast

Explore change with the people making it.
We bring together change-makers to discuss how it feels while change is happening, what drives success, and what lessons emerge.

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