NCVO believes that campaigning is critical, not optional, to a healthy civil and democratic society. We have plenty of experience and expertise in campaigning and influencing policy across civil society and we can provide support, knowledge, tools and resources in this area.
We have a range of resources to help you influence policy and campaign for change. NCVO member organisations benefit from discounts on some of our resources. Not an NCVO member? Find out more about NCVO membership.
KnowHow Nonprofit is our main advice and support website and the 'go to' place for social learning in the voluntary sector. You'll find anything from expert advice and top tips to crowd-sourced how-to guides and online training courses on any area of voluntary sector management.
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StudyZone video training courses
StudyZone is the video training platform of the voluntary sector. Our practical, bite-sized videos are delivered by top trainers and consultants and cover all areas of voluntary sector management. NCVO member organisations benefit from a 30% discount. Watch our courses on campaigning straight from your desk:
How to guides
How-tos are practical, step-by-step guides written by our KnowHow community. Here are the current top five how-to guides on campaigning:
- How to run effective campaigns
- How to communicate a campaign using video content
- How to develop your campaigner networks
- How to challenge an unfair decision by government
- How to be persuasive online
Bespoke support on campaigning
At NCVO we offer bespoke, specialist advice on campaigning, advocacy and influencing to voluntary and community organisations striving to make a difference.
Training and Events
The NCVO Certificate in Campaigning covers all aspects of good practice in campaigning, features expert tuition and is tailored to today’s campaigning environment. Why not apply for your place on the next course? NCVO members receive a 30% discount.
NCVO is running the Local Campaigning and Influencing Programme in partnership with regional and local infrastructure groups to provide tailored training and one-to-one support on campaigning and influencing to frontline organisations in six local areas in England. This support is in the form of training, workshops and events and involves working with participants prior to the workshops.
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Take a look at the benefits our 10,500 member organisations already use to make a difference. Find out more about becoming an NCVO member.
What NCVO believes about campaigning
NCVO works to positively influence the external environment on behalf of the voluntary sector. One of the ways in which we do this is through our policy and research work. We have developed a strong evidence base on voluntary sector issues and work with our members to influence government and other decision makers.