Policy and Research

Championing and defending civil society

We ask (and keep asking) how change is happening today, spot emerging trends and ask what barriers change-makers are facing.

We do it by listening to the people making change, sharing what we learn and building our evidence base.

Because we listen as much as we speak, we can confidently champion civil society’s right to speak out and offer training and expert consultancy that’s always up to date.

SMK Campaigner Survey 2021: help us capture your extraordinary year 

The SMK Annual Campaigner Survey is back for 2021. It’s been an unusual year, to say the least. The world has changed, though not always in ways we’d hoped. Change-making has changed too.

We champion civil society’s right to drive change, build capacity to deliver it and share insight into social power.
The Social Change Project
We continuously ask ‘what can we learn about how social change is happening today that can strengthen civil society?

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We champion civil society’s right to drive change, build capacity to deliver it and share insight into social power.
Power Sharing Project

What would it look like if civil society in London was better at sharing power in pursuit of social change?

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We champion civil society’s right to drive change, build capacity to deliver it and share insight into social power.
Protecting the space to campaign
Civil society’s right to speak out is vital to our democracy. It’s something we champion and fight to protect.

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We champion civil society’s right to drive change, build capacity to deliver it and share insight into social power.
Amplifying campaigners’ voices
What’s happening with change-makers? Our Annual Campaigners’ Survey helps us speak up more powerfully for them.

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SMK policy and research reports

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The Chilling Reality Report

Is the Lobbying Act affecting civil society’s ability to campaign? The evidence says ‘yes’.

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The Social Power Report

How civil society can unleash ‘Social Power’ by being bolder and braver, and new tools to help you think differently.

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SMK Campaigner Survey results 

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2020 Results

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2019 Results

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2018 Results

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2017 Results

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2016 Results

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