Hope for a better 2017 - donate today

Every time we open applications to Campaign Bootcamp we see a huge flood of applications, last time we had 7.6 applications for every available space on camp. On one hand that’s exciting -- it shows how many people are determined to build a fairer and better future; on the other hand it fills me with sadness, as we have to turn away so many people away.

Next year could be different. We’ve got big plans to:

  • Supercharge the Campaign Bootcamp scholarship fund, so that 80% of people coming to camp can come on scholarship

  • Launch a “mini-Bootcamp” programme, focussed on training 400+ people a year in areas outside the South-East

  • Build an accessible resource bank, packed full of case studies, so that people across the country can get top-notch campaign support from their own home.

I wanted to ask if you would be willing to help celebrate all we've achieved in 2016, and invest in the hope of even better things to come in 2017 – with a regular contribution of just a few pounds a week?

Monthly donations are crucial to our work, because they help us plan how to support people to run more effective campaigns. You can make a secure monthly donation by clicking the buttons on the right:

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Three reasons to support Campaign Bootcamp:

  1) WE GIVE PEOPLE THE SKILLS & CONFIDENCE THEY NEED TO WIN Graduates leave Bootcamp with the skills, network and confidence they need to run ambitious campaigns that win. The course covers everything they need to go and make change happen, including strategy, tactics, fundraising, working with the media, building websites, managing mental health and much more. 

 

1) WE GIVE PEOPLE THE SKILLS & CONFIDENCE THEY NEED TO WIN

Graduates leave Bootcamp with the skills, network and confidence they need to run ambitious campaigns that win. The course covers everything they need to go and make change happen, including strategy, tactics, fundraising, working with the media, building websites, managing mental health and much more. 

  2) Bootcamp works 82% of graduates use what they learn at Bootcamp to run more effective campaigns and 70% have made significant progress towards winning the campaigns. 90% of Bootcamp graduates are sharing what they learn from us with their communities and organisations.

 

2) Bootcamp works

82% of graduates use what they learn at Bootcamp to run more effective campaigns and 70% have made significant progress towards winning the campaigns. 90% of Bootcamp graduates are sharing what they learn from us with their communities and organisations.

  3) We are helping build a more diverse world The campaign sector has a diversity problem. All too often campaigners are from the wealthiest and most privileged part of the country. We work hard to put that right by making sure that our training is open to groups normally under-represented in campaigning. At our last UK Bootcamp, 73% of Bootcampers were women, 58% came from outside of London, 48% were from ethnic minority backgrounds, 39% identified as working class and 30% identified as LGBTQ  

 

3) We are helping build a more diverse world

The campaign sector has a diversity problem. All too often campaigners are from the wealthiest and most privileged part of the country.

We work hard to put that right by making sure that our training is open to groups normally under-represented in campaigning. At our last UK Bootcamp, 73% of Bootcampers were women, 58% came from outside of London, 48% were from ethnic minority backgrounds, 39% identified as working class and 30% identified as LGBTQ

 

Still not sure? Here's what our graduates say:

“Campaign Bootcamp inspired us to go on and start a campaign to ensure the UK government ratified the Istanbul Convention on violence against women and domestic violence. But, Campaign Bootcamp’s influence has gone far beyond this. From the start of the campaign we have been able to reach out to a vast network of support, to ask for guidance, input or even cheekily bringing people onto the campaign team!”
“I found Bootcamp overwhelmingly positive and exhilarating (even with a lack of sleep!). Being thrown into quite an intensive learning process - where you are also trying out new skills on the spot - with 30 people who you haven’t met before could seem daunting, but that quickly evaporated on the first evening. The energy of everyone looking to learn was infectious.”
“Campaign Bootcamp has not only increased my knowledge and technical ability to create change, but it has given me the confidence to go about implementing it, helping me put myself out there and supporting my continued self-development, as well as given me a community that has allowed me to excel, which has been central in getting 51,000 signatures for my campaign.”

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