What is a mentor?
Every Bootcamp graduate gets a mentor; an experienced and trusted adviser who helps them figure out how to run more effective campaigns. All our mentors give up their time for free and agree to meet their Bootcamper at least 4 times over 12 months, though most pairs meet more frequently. Past mentors have found it really rewarding to support a Bootcamper through their campaigning journey.
If you're interested in being a mentor just click here to find out more and sign up.
Why have mentors?
We set up the mentor scheme because though it's amazing to go on a week long residential where campaigners come together to spur you on, often when you get back home you find all sorts of new problems confronting you. Mentors are there to help you figure out how best to tackle those problems.
How do I become a mentor?
Awesome! You want to be a mentor. Just go here to find out more and sign up.
Who are the mentors?
Here are the mentors we have so far:
Abdi is a social justice campaigner with a keen interest in equality and diversity. He currently works for the Labour party as an organiser but have previously worked for charities.
Abdi would love to support Bootcampers by talking through campaigns they are working on, career and application advice/support. He's happy to generally just be a sounding board.
Aderonke is a human rights activist, feminist and LGBTIQ equality advocate.
She started the shut down Yarl's Wood campaign from inside the detention centre. She currently campaigns for a reform in Home Office 's LGBTIQ asylum applications assessment in the UK & to repeal Nigerian anti gay laws.
She is able to support Grass root campaigning strategies and how to win - radical/direct actions and or systemic social change.
Ali's first exposure to the world of campaigning in the UK was through Bootcamp. He has worked at 38 Degrees, the Big Deal and now is a Digital Campaigner at the TUC and Chair of RightsInfo. Ali's a refugee.
Ali lives for stories of ordinary people. At 38 Degrees, Ali worked on Campaigns by You and helped dozens of grassroots campaigns. With the Big Deal, he brought people power into the energy market.
Ali is happy to listen. Sometimes we need a sounding board who has lived some of our experiences. More specifically, he is able to offer advice on building a career in campaigning and the politics of being a minority at work.
Atlanta helped set up the Brighton Surfers Against Sewage group in 1991, and was a Director of SAS from 2000-2005. She was Co-ordinator of Seas At Risk Federation in Holland from 2001-2004 and now runs a community beach clean group, The Deans Volunteers, and a charitable education project, Beacon Hub Brighton, whilst continuing to campaign for clean seas through her consultancy.
Atlanta is happy to mentor face to face, via Skype or over the phone.
Duane has been a pioner in e-campaigning since 2000. He founded and runs FairSay, an organisation that offers campaigning consultancy and training. He is also founded the popular eCampaigning Forum community and its annual event(s).
What Duane can offer depends on what the campaign needs. He will help where he can from strategy through to contacts and tactical advice.
Emma has experience in recruiting and inspiring online and offline campaigners to take action. In her career to date she's won new legislation, government investment and battleground election seats.
Emma has worked as Campaigning Officer for Cancer Research UK for two and a half years. She has a MA in Modern British Politics and has also worked as a campaigner for the Stroke Association and as a Labour party Election Agent.
If you want a sounding board for creative campaign ideas, how to solve problems, and help in managaing projects and workload, Emma would be a good fit.
Grace is 24, from Yorkshire but has lived in London for six years. She's worked in campaigns & education charities. She also attended Campaign Bootcamp 4 and loved it!
Grace has worked at English PEN campaigning for freedom of expression, and she currently works at ShareAction campaigning for better corporate behaviour on environmental, social & other issues.
She would be happy to support a Bootcamper working on financial/investment issues. She's also able to support work on social mobility/education, as well as general support on the highs and lows of being a campaigner!
Jessica is a campaigner currently working with the Child Poverty Action Group in London. She's also a bit obsessed with climbing!
Her experience ranges from a start-up campaign on a shoe string in her friend's living room, to working for various small charities on social justice issues in the UK.
Jessica is happy to offer support on campaign planning - what's going to have the most impact, creating active, happy campaign groups and getting your messaging right.
John is a trained community organiser with a specialisation in urban planning and organisational development. He has raised over £1.1M for charities since 2010.
He led a micro lending campaign on Metafilter.com (2008-2010) which has retained 100% of members for seven years. He also led fundraising volunteers at a sport club which has retained 96% of volunteers after 3 years.
John can offer his expertise on fundraising skills training.
Joyce is a marketing professional who works in social enterprises, charities and commercial organisations with strong social values.
She hasn't worked in campaigning but has worked on developing campaigns which change minds and change futures.
Joyce can offer support around creating authentic brands and key messages, knowing what response you want to achieve, and delivering the right messages to right people at the right time.
Liam has been Communications and Supporter Relations Manager for Church Action on Poverty since 2007.
He has been involved in designing and delivering offline and online campaigns for 10 years - including e-actions that were featured in a best practice guide.
Liam is happy to help with bouncing ideas around, and maybe with designing resources and any online component to campaigns. He also enjoys thinking about language, framing and messaging for new campaigns.
Luke worked in politics in the UK from 2007-2015, as a campaign manager, researcher and digital strategist, he now works in campaigns for a development NGO.
Luke's currently works as Head of Children's campaigns at Save the Children. Previously he was a digital strategist for the Labour Party and a Campaigns and Communications Manager for Sadiq Khan.
Luke WLTM a bootcamper interested in tackling the big problems facing Britain and the world. Likes: strategy, movement building, impact, politics and digital. Dislikes: Ineffective campaigning.
Matt is a Chief Executive at Roehampton Students' Union. Roehampton's SU is a membership organisation and a registered Charity responsible for leading support for the 9000 students studying there.
Matt has strong expertise in campaigning and representation. He has previously worked in roles around campaigns, representation and democracy and is an experienced campaigner and mentor.
Having led and mentored many campaigns, Matt want to ensure bootcampers can realise their potential as campaigners and make positive change in the areas they want.
Esther has spent over 15 years working in the not-for-profit space. She has run award winning campaigns and supported social enterprise while building teams. She is the founder of the Social Change Agency.
Esther has been campaigning for 20 years. She has run campaigns, departments and coalitions for lots of charities. She is a judge for the Campaign Award for Charity Times and specialises in crowdfunding.
Esther is happy to offer coaching, mentoring, scheming and working out how to make your campaign be a success while levering your resources for the highest impact.
Free Spirit | Curious | Feminist | Nomad. Wish to Travel endless. StandUp n Fight 4 #Freedom #Justice #Equality | Social Change Campaigner. MA alumni @UniWestminster
I have worked in political campaigning for quite a bit, freelance campaign designer for Jal Biradari, a water conservation NGO & Sevalaya, NGO for kids with HIV.
I would enjoy supporting with strategy & problem solving, mobilisation, creativity & framing. Every case would be different so everything actually. I would be happy.
I started campaigning in 2011, at the age of 59. I had not been politically active before I became a full time volunteer campaigner. It was lonely to start with. But I've met great people now.
I've given in 3 petitions, held public meetings x4, shown campaign films, visited 38degrees local groups and 38degrees training events plus Bootcamp 5. Currently trying to save local hospital A&E and stop STP.
I can help by meeting up, encouragement, language support (used to be teacher). Visual aids design (not tech) banners etc, networking.
Gordon is an experienced campaign manager for Scottish Greens, with a background in project management & arts fundraising.
He has worked as anElection Agent, Campaign Manager and led development of SGP canvass database 'doras'.
He can offer a calm head, mature outlook and a thoughtful, supportive approach.
I campaign at Mind and I love it! I’ve seen friends struggle with their mental health. I’m desperate for change. Now I support people to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.
I began community organising and tagging along to protests. Now I’m in charge of engaging Mind’s 80,000 e-campaigners, embedding campaigning into Local Mind services and supporting people to campaign.
Campaigning is hard on your mental health. We can talk about how not to forgot about yourself when campaigning. I can help out with e-campaigning, local influencing and fundraising for your campaign.
Joel is currently directing the IDAHO Committee, the organisation that launched the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia.
Before that, he worked in various aid orgs, inclufing Oxfam. He's providing support to campaigners around the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. Before that, he was campaigns director for Oxfam France.
Joel is keen to support campaigners in the designing of a full campaign strategy. He says he's "probably better at structural aspects, rather than operations."
Kat is a campaign manager at SumOfUs, a digital corporate watchdog organisation. She works on a range of global and Australian campaigns, and fundraising. Prior to SumOfUs, Kat worked on field, election, and youth organising and campaigning, particularly on climate change. She likes to spend time talking about race, class, feminism, and intersectionality, and inane things too.
Kat is able to offer career advice, general professional support and navigating spaces where oppression plays out (from her experience), and is happy to be a sounding board for ideas.
Martín is from London via Buenos Aires. He's a community organiser & climate justice campaigner interestes.
Martín has experience campaigning on extractivism & human rights. As well as climate justice, his campaign interests include Indigenous Peoples rights and land defenders. He campaigns with Movimiento Jaguar Despierto, Wretched of the Earth and Greenpeace.
Martín has been mentored before during his first campaigning steps and still is mentored himself. He is willing to support with whatever is needed: life, job, campaigning. "Someone to speak whenever needed. Campaigning isn't easy."
Kristin has experience in grassroots lobbying, building coalitions and direct lobbying. Kristin is currently the External Affairs Manager for the Iowa Chapter of the Nature Conservancy.
Kristin has worked on local, state, and federal campaigns as well as issue campaigns. She has experience in communications and field work. She has trained activists around the country on messaging.
She thinks that she will learn as much from you as you will from her. She loves discussing new ideas, giving career advice, and being a cheerleader in your corner!
Rachel is primarily, but not totally, a climate justice campaigner at Friends of the Earth. She has lots of experience on anti-fracking, the climate negotiations, supply chain transparency and working with local groups.
Any advice, support and coaching a Bootcamp Graduate may need, or just someone to get excited about their projects and ideas.
My name is Sarah, I am passionate about street homelessness and women and gender equality. My passion has led me to grass route levels and I have helped shape domestic violence services.
I campaigned in the 1990s to improve domestic violence services and continue to campaign to improve services for street homeless women and recently set up a homeless health link services.
I would help a Bootcamper to plan and setup their campaign and who they want to target and what they hope their campaign will achieve.
Sami is a queer non-binary punk of colour based in London; a digital fundraiser by day and an organiser and workshop facilitator by night.
Sami is a grassroots anarchist organiser, mostly working around direct action, anti-militarism, and intersectionality.
"I'm more a jack of all trades...Skills-wise, experiences of fundraising, digital promotion stuff, grassroots political organising, workshop facilitation."
The best campaigns advice I've received is "understand no one will care about this as much as you!" I seem to choose causes with vitriolic opponents; perhaps I like a challenge.
I started as a campaigns intern at AIUK . Moved to Stonewall in 2005 and helped run the equal marriage campaign. Now at Dignity in Dying. Like doing policy, research, campaigns and lobbying.
I don't have all the answers but I really want to help people make their causes interesting and understandable to the public. I'd also like to help people build resilience with opponents.
These are the mentors who have already been matched with a Bootcamper so far:
Alex is one of the co-founders of a campaigning consultancy called Forward Action.
He started out at 38 Degrees, running their Campaigns by You platform. He moved to Labour in 2013 and led their email team for the election, and then he set up Forward Action with a colleague a few months ago.
Alex is willing to offer whatever is helpful. His experience is more on the copywriting and strategy side of campaigning rather than the techy side.
Young people are Ayushman's life and blood. He has been learning with them for about 20 years. He has been a mentor, co-learner in their journey of discovery. He shares energies and enthusiasms with young people.
Campaigning for a common cause has drives Ayushman. He has been co- campaigner for diverse causes include gender rights, food security, environment justice and used theater, art, protest, etc as means of activism.
Ayushman would like to offer support by sharing ideas, experiences and his network of contacts.
Hi, I’m Bec - organiser, campaigner, activist, trainer and mentor for more than a decade. I’ve a son and and dog whom I’m adore, even though they’re each quite shitty some of the time.
I'm currently Deputy Director at Australian Progress. Previously I have been Chief of Staff at GetUp, Global Development Director at Change.org and Chief of Staff at the Office of the Lord Mayor of Sydney.
I love to meet with campaigners, share challenges, get and give support and celebrate wins. I'd love to advise on strategy, coach you on your own goals and show off about the weather in Australia.
Ben is a senior campaigner and strategist within the Mobilisation Lab & Response Lab at Greenpeace, functioning as an internal campaigns consultant.
He is a veteran issue and electoral campaign strategist with additional expertise in organisational change, event design and facilitation, and optimisation and analytics.
Ben is willing to support you on any challenges you may be facing professionally.
Beth Becker brings 20+ years of communication and marketing background to her work in political digital strategy.
As consultant to facets of the left movement across the world Beth's had experience of some kind in just about every kind of campaigning imaginable from EU Commission elections to city council pressure.
Beth is happy to provide career advice, ideas, content editing...really anything a bootcamper might need!
Craig is constantly looking for ways to disrupt the norm to help charities achieve greater exposure. He's passionate about equality and building a world that will improve the lives of millions of people.
He has experience in digital strategy, comms, awareness campaigning, film productions, app development, social networking and email marketing.
Craig would love to share the tactics he's learnt on how to give your supporters the triggers, ability and motivation to take action.
David is a cultural producer with an overarching passion for social justice, personal deveopment, grassroots empowerment and the arts.
He leads events for the international NGO Index on Censorship. David designs and delivers social innovation programmes, mainly aimed at tackling alienation. He also supports and encourages changemakers everywhere.
David believes we're all on our own journey and it takes courage, conviction and creativity to stay the path. He is happy to be a sounding board, to help you strike the right notes with your voice and share his experience.
Deborah is doing a Phd looking at media technologies in interfaith work, while periodically spluttering things like 'neoliberalism', 'colonialism' and 'gender ain't binary'.
Previously she has organised in climate change (Climate Rush), electoral reform (Yes2AV), media reform (Media Reform Coalition) and local democracy (Barnet Participates). Deborah now works on a project on the radical 1980s Greater London Council.
Deborah is up for meeting up, talking strategy, and finding connections with other orgs/individuals.
Dora is a campaigner at Positive Money who's interested in economics, feminism, canal boats, and dancing.
Currently she is the Lead Organiser at Positive Money where she busies herself with developing their UK network and planning for the campaign. I am also involved in a feminist economics campaigning group.
Dora is very happy to offer support on any aspect of a bootcamper's campaigning work - including career planning stuff, managing (up and down), developing networks/strategy, funding applications etc.
Daniel was born and raised in a small Midlands town. He has a PhD in Geography, having studied in Sheffield and then Leeds. He now lives in Elephant and Castle, London. He is a practicing catholic, eurovision conoisseur and charity trustee.
Daniel first became obsessed with campaigning at uni. He worked at Progressio on illegal timber, climate and women's rights before hopping to ActionAid for more women's rights campaigning. In January he will lead CAFOD's campaigns team.
Daniel can offer advice on campaigning in a faith context, engaging younf people, international development issues, gender or LGBT.
David is senior campaigner on economics at Friends of the Earth (England, Wales & Northern Ireland).
He's campaigned for about 10 years now, on animal protection and transport before this. He has also worked as a reviews journalist. He also co-hosts a weekly podcast on the environment.
David is able to support personal mentoring as needed.
Eleanor is a Sheffield girl, now very happily based in London, though a bit lost without her heather, sheep and moors. She enjoys climbing, netball, and is trying to teach herself to cook.
She's been a campaigner in the child poverty, disability, and health sectors and particularly enjoys participatory campaigning and helping others to make change in their communities.
Eleanor is willing to offer leadership advice, career coaching, practical campaigning help.
He worked on local and national energy campaigns at Friends of the Earth, and the successful food speculation campaign at Global Justice Now. He has worked with many NGOs across Europe as a consultant.
Glyn can offer support with digital strategy, linking fundraising and campaigning, supporter journeys, emails.
Greg is an activist campaigner based in Nottingham with a particular interest in tackling waste.
He organises monthly pop-up community cafés using food that would otherwise thrown away. He has experience running a repair café and he organises annual art festival based on recycling and upcycling.
Greg is happy to offer a friendly chat to any Bootcamper and share his knowledge and experience.
Guppi is European Lead Organiser for the New Economy Organisers Network, a project off of the New Economics Foundation.
She's interested in growing power through community: and how it can be used strategically to liberate us from the current neo-liberal economic system.
Guppi can offer support with finding a voice in your organisation, not letting the man get you down, campaigning with craft, self-reflection, boosting your energy, finding peace amidst chaos.
Johnny is a campaigner and the Director of Campaign Bootcamp. He lives in London and loves cycling and cats.
Johnny loves talking about tech, building organisations and fundraising, so if you do too, he might just be the right mentor for you!
In his current role, Jon lobbies politicians on international development issues, in particular tax justice, women's rights and climate change. In his previous role at Which? he managed four campaigns.
Jon is happy to give advice on getting into the international development sector, the more political side of things (e.g. working in advocacy, advice on campaigns) or just have a chat more generally!
Jonty is a communications fanatic focusing on sustainable stuff. Currently International Campaigns Head at World Animal Protection. Degrees in environmental science and sustainability. Spare-time surfer.
He has ten years' campaigning experience, specialising in food, and is passionate about strategic and creative comms that create real change. You can find out more info on him here: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/jontywhittleton
Jonty is interested in exploring all aspects of campaigning, from research to strategy to creative execution. He is happy to talk via Skype or meet face-to-face (in central London). Looking to learn as well as mentor!
Kash is a digital campaigner for Greenpeace. He loves M.I.A, Parks and Recreation and riding his bicycle.
Before working at Greenpeace Kash was really active in both the student movement and international development sector.
'I'm happy to help with anything from a chat over the phone, checking over work/job applications to offering a chance to shadow me here at Greenpeace.'
Kat is a local organise for NEON (New Economy Organisers Network) in Bristol. NEON seeks to build infrastructure to support campaigners and activists seeking to change the systems of oppression.
Kat started out as a feminist activist in the student movement and went on to campaign on a range of issues that seek to address root causes of oppression and build a new economy.
Kat can offer support around strategy and leadership development.
Katharine is Director of Agenda, an alliance for women & girls at risk. She has spent her career in parliament, public affairs, policy & campaigns and most recently led Crisis’ policy & campaigns work.
She has run a range of campaigns which have achieved public support, media coverage and brought about policy and legislative change.
Katherine would like to support a Bootcamper to develop their campaign ideas, messaginging and strategy and think about how they can bring about change.
Kathryn is a passionate and committed advocate of anti-stigma campaigns. She runs Feardom Fighers - a mental health campiagn which helps people make their unspoken fears spoken.
For the past ten years, Kathryn has been a volunteer campaigner for Cancer Research UK and Mind and has used this experience to set up Feardom Fighters.
Kathryn is a certified mentor and coach who would love to explore campaign ideas with you. She has access to a wide range of resources and contacts to support you on your campaign!
Keshav is a social entrepreneur, campaigner & writer. He runs a business called Revolution Hive that creates more social reformers - people who become the best they can and challenge the status quo.
Keshav is a professional coach & NLP practitioner so mentoring is my full time job - helping you set and achieve goals, be more productive, happy & focused. So if you want to do something exceptional, let's talk.
Lisa is a social justice campaigner with around 15 years’ experience bringing about changes to law, policy and people’s behaviour in a variety of national public and voluntary sector organisations.
Lisa's work at NSPCC is focused on campaigning for changes to better protect children. Most recently the focus of her campaigns work has been online safety where we have had two major successes. They ran a political influencing campaign which persuaded government to create a new offence making it illegal for adults to send sexual messages to children and a behaviour change campaign that was very successful.
Previously she has worked in a range of national organisations including the Electoral Commission and the Local Government Association.
In particular Lisa would like to support you to work through each element of a campaign strategy to ensure that it is clearly focused on bringing about the desired change (no gimmicks for the sake of it! She wants results!)
Martin is a determined, passionate and accomplished campaigner with over 7 years experience in environmental campaigning with a strong track record of creating positive change and winning campaigns.
Martin specialises in community organising and reactive and proactive media. If you want to inspire and help mobilise others to win their own campaigns then he can help.
Maggie is a feminist organiser taking a break from full time job campaigning and a full time activist.
Maggie has been vice president of the Liverpool Guild of Students, focusing on mental health and liberation campaigns. She is a community organiser and has worked for the National Union Students (NUS) giving campaigns' training to students' unions.
Maggie can support you with speech writing, developing leaders/people with you, self-care, community organising principles, storytelling, strategy, tactics (including direct action) and building an intersectional sustainable movement.
Matthew is the director of digital at Precision Strategies. He has campaigned for Labour, unions, Barack Obama and elsewhere.
He has been working on campaigns, from door knocking to press work to being on TV to working on digital, over the last 15 years.
Matthew lives in New York, so he can only offer support via Skype, but he is willing to offer any help he can remotely.
I love campaigning, travelling, skiing and sushi. Changing the world is hard work, but it should be fun too.
I'm currently a Campaigns Director at Avaaz, but I started out working with campaign interns at People & Planet. In between I've been in Bangladesh plus Action Aid and Save the Children in London.
Let's talk tactics and strategy- I want to help you win campaigns on the issues you are passionate about. I'm also happy to help you think about how you want to develop your career.
Michael is Global Director of the Mobilisation Lab at Greenpeace; the senior digital campaigns strategist specialising in grassroots organising, participatory technologies, and organisational change.
He got his start as the National Meetup Director for Governor Howard Dean’s 2004 presidential bid, where he developed one of the first successful online organising programs in American politics.
Michael can offer support on building high-performance teams; leading organisational change and designing participatory / open campaign strategies.
Mikey was born and raised in London but now lives in Washington DC. He is a husband, a Jewish educator and Arsenal fan.
He has worked for non-profits and campaigns in the UK and US as a field and digital organiser.
Mikey would love to help you strategise a brand new campaign from scratch, advocate for the importance of digital in your organisation, or talk through the differences between practices in the UK and US.
Nadia is UK Comms manager at Change.org. Previously she was a news hack for papers - working on locals before going to the nationals.
She's been at Change.org for just over a year. Her job involves media campaigning - so working with the campaigns team and directly with their petition starters to help them tell their stories to the press.
Nadia can be flexible. She's happy to be there as and when needed or meet regularly. Nadia might be best suited to someone who has a campaign idea they want help fleshing out/media advice on.
You should in theory have already met Rachel, as she taught you how to code! I'm the Donor Whisperer and have been an online campaigner since 2000 (Offline since I was about 11!).
Rachel's proudest moment was working with Johnny on an online campaign, 64forSuu, that put enough pressure on the Burmese government that they released Aung San Suu Kyi from house arrest!
The main support Rachel can offer is in connecting you with other people who can help you with things you need. She's also good at confidence boosting, tech stuff and emotional support.
Ruth is a campaigner on digital rights. Passionate about increasing diversity, and building a movement that is inclusive and welcoming. Also a massive comics, lego and games geek.
She's spent 4 years working on digital rights, lately for 2 different NGOs. Building ways to make supporters a community, running massive events and trying to make tech laws accessible & exciting.
Ruth would really enjoy helping people get more authority in the workplace, get the payrises and development they deserve, to tackle ‘imposter syndrome’ and provide advice on arguing why diversity matters.
Ruth is an active online campaigner on refugee rights, active on Internet governance issues and a mature student.
Her experience is primarily in implementing the online side of campaigns. She has worked on a variety of refugee rights campaigns, including an asylum seekers blog, events, conferences and marches.
Ruth loves helping people 'get' Twitter and online tools and helping them see their value. She is up for discussing how to make a campaign more creative and fun, using mass media and social media and ways to collect data to improve a campaign.
Sam works for Friends of the Earth, leading their campaign against the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). He also sits on the board of the Trade Justice Movement.
Sam's campaigning has taken him around the world, from Greenland to Uganda. He has campaigned on land rights, against trade agreements and for progressive financial reform.
Sam knows from experience that getting into campaigning isn't easy. He can’t claim to have it all figured out, but he's excited to help out where he can.
Sam is a charity campaigner based in London. She grew up in the Isle of Man and now lives in south east London with her partner and two cats.
She's been campaigning professionally for over six years leading campaigns on health & social care, welfare, consumer rights, student issues, housing and body image to name a few.
Sam would like to help turn ideas into reality. She's a big believer in starting from the perspective that things are possible and then working out how, rather than worrying about prior experience.
Simon is a Global Issues campaigner. He leads the campaigning work at Global Poverty Project on issues related to extreme poverty, including through the Global Citizen citizen action platform.
He's been campaigning on issues across foreign aid, global health, tax and transparency for more than a decade, and the campaigns he's led and overseen have secured billions of dollars of funding.
He can offer lots of quick short emails and regular skype calls on your campaigns.
Sophie is an approachable and experienced campaigner who loves to work with people to gain the skills to make a difference.
She has more than 15 years experience of hands-on campaigning, from brainstorming, event planning, coalition building and copywriting! She has worked on a range of issues, in big and small orgs.
Sophie can be flexible about offering support according to what a Bootcamper wants - whether that is Skype-ing or emails or meeting up. Sophie has been mentored previously, so she knows what it's like.
Weldon is a Campaign Bootcamp co-founder. He is former Managing Director of Change.org EU. He led a campaign Democratic in 2006. He currently lives in Nairobi, Kenya, making running shoes with Enda.
Weldon has experience of party campaigning in the US and UK. He ran on the ground campaigns for ONE outside the US and was the first Change.org staffer outside the US.
Weldon is happy to chat about careers, life, moving around the world, and running. If you're also procrastinating on learning guitar, he's your guy.
Wendy works for the Michigan Education Association as their lead organiser. She has a lot of field experience in running both online and offline campaigns. Agitating and organising is her passion.
She mostly work in the education field and as such organise around school board elections, anti-privatisation, new groups and community issues.
Wendy can offer support via phone, skype, etc. She gets really excited about new campaigns and has a lot of creative approaches. They don't call her Wenderella for nothing!
Before Campaign Bootcamp, Yas campaigned for better sex and relationships education and No More Page 3. She also works a lot with young people to help mobilise them to make change.
Yas has experience starting and running petitions, organising direct action protests, community organising, media, social media, blogging, email writing, dress-up, grassroots and NGO.
Yas would love to support someone to try stepping out of their campaigning comfort zone. She can probably help most with social media campaigning, community organising, creative campaigning, working with the media and direct action.
Amelia is the Founder and Director of The Advocacy Academy, a charitable social enterprise that works with young people from marginalised communities, unleashing their power to transform their world.
She is a Parliamentary Researcher for John Mann MP, Member of the Treasury Select Committee. She has previously been a civil rights lobbyist in Washington D.C. - LGBT rights, criminal justice, immigration, gun control etc.
In terms of support, she's always happy to do what will help most, whether personal development or a focus on strategy and tactics.
Anne is a campaigner with over 20 years experience working on international development , human rights and now the Living Wage. She is based in Glashow.
She has public campaigning experience including campaign strategy & planning, major public demos and events, media stunts, running a day developing campaign networks in schools.
She would enjoy helping people develop their skills and using their strengths to problem solve as well as helping build people's confidence. She would be a good sounding board for ideas and would help Bootcampers look at how to balance work/life.
Caroline is a creative campaigner with experience of working in the Middle East and Former Soviet Union.
Caroline has several years of experience in media and campaigning including working on the Syria crisis at Oxfam, and creating a successful national education campaign backed by the UK government.
She would love to help a bootcamper with exploring creative and strategic communication tactics to mobilise the public to take action and secure policy change.
Charlotte is a trade union organiser and activist with over a decade's experience of mobilising people for a whole range of causes. She started campaigning at 17 against the war in Iraq, then got involved in anti racist & anti fascist work. She's now a trade union organiser & activist.
She'd enjoy supporting people who are looking for ways to mobilise people around an issue, planning direct action, building power & influence for their community
I'm Eilidh - I'm from the highlands of Scotland, but have been based in East London for the last 5 years, after working in lots of different places, including a few years in Beijing.
I got inspired by campaigning as a student, & I've spent the last 10yrs as a professional campaigner, with organisations such as 38 Degrees, & War Child. I'm currently Head of Campaigns at Sightsavers.
I'm keen to support a Bootcamper in the early stages of their career negotiate development, to network across the sector, (my background is international development), & support them generally!
Communications fanatic focusing on sustainable stuff. Currently International Campaigns Head at World Animal Protection. Degrees in environmental science and sustainability. Spare-time surfer.
Ten years' campaigning experience, specialising in food issues. Passionate about strategic and creative comms that create real change.
Can assist with insight/research development, strategy creation, creative execution, digital campaigning, international NGO management. Happy to talk via Skype or meet face-to-face (in central London).
Vicki is Head of Policy & Campaigns at Mind. She worked previously at Breast Cancer Now and Holocaust Education Trust. Sit on Campaigns Advisory Gp for NCVO.
She has 16 years of experience in policy, campaigning & public affairs in small & medium sized charities, mainly health. She is a big fan of process, delivery & evaluation.
Sarah is happy to help with anything and everything! Helping someone to reach their campaigning potential is a great feeling.
Ali is currently the Senior Communication Strategist at Blue State Digital. She is keen to make the world better with better communications!
She has led digital campaigns for Yes to Fairer Votes, Royal college of nursing, Unite, Hope not Hate. Formerly, she was Head of Digital Fundraising for Shelter, and Annual Giving Manager at Tate.
Ali wants to help Bootcampers in progressing their careers, and navigating workplace barriers. Also advise people on creating compelling campaigns and delivering human centred communications.