Rachel Collinson was voted in the UK's Top 50 Most Influential People in Fundraising. Over her 15 year career in the nonprofit digital sector, she has worked with dozens of local, national and international campaigns and fundraising drives, from small charities to big household names. Her most high-profile projects have been the 'Save Santa's Home' campaign for Greenpeace and '64 For Suu' for the Burma Campaign UK. She likes LOLcats, being honest about her failings, and Pepsi Max (a bit too much).
Nadia is Senior Communications Manager at Change.org. Before that she worked as a news journalist for a decade from local newspapers to nationals including: MailOnline, Metro and yep you read right - The Daily Star.
Tom is Communications Director at Change.org. He has a decade of experience working in Westminster and the media.
Greygory Vass is the co-founder of Open Bardbers: 'an environment where the diversity of gender expressions are recognised, celebrated and encouraged – and this leaves people feeling valued and visible in their identity'.
As a community organiser and activist, I’ve worked with people affected by the housing crisis and benefit cuts, migrant rights issues, and experienced how invisible groups like QTIPOCs (queer/trans/intersex/people of colour) are affected.
Kevin Smith is the press officer at Global Justice Now. He joined in October 2014, after having spent 6 years at Platform overseeing their communications development and campaigning against oil sponsorship of the arts. He has been active on climate justice issues since the mobilisation at COP 6 summit in The Hague in 2000, and also spent time living in Spain on politically-engaged land based projects. In his spare time he obsesses about obscure disco records and hangs out with his cat.
Kat Tu is a senior campaigner at SumOfUs. She is from Australia and currently lives in London. In her past life, she has been an election field organisation, a youth climate organiser, and a telefundraising consultant. She likes to read, play the ukulele, cook, and talk about race, class, and feminism.
Sheila is a spokesperson for the Hillsborough - Justice for the 96 - campaign.
My role is Parliamentary Officer at Mind, working on our political campaigns to push mental health up the agenda in Westminster. My last role was working to improve the rights of charities to campaign, and I’m passionate about our ability to speak out. Outside of work, I love nothing more than to be at the seaside with some fish & chips.
Before becoming a freelance campaigns consultant in July 2013, Hannah Lownsbrough was the founding Campaigns Director of 38 Degrees, a community of UK citizens campaigning together on the issues they care about. As a consultant, her clients have included GetUp.org.au, Friends of the Earth, SumOfUs.org and Save the Children International.
Cian is an activist, technologist and academic. He is former technology director at 38 Degrees, the UK's largest people powered campaigning movement, where he continues to advise on technology strategy. There he successfully campaigned to halt the privatisation of England's woodlands, took on big energy companies, and was awed by hundreds of thousands of 38 Degrees members together affecting real change.
Cian researches and teaches at SPRU – Science and Technology Policy Research, University of Sussex. His research interests include the sociology of large technological systems, and innovation for sustainability.
Cian recently co-founded Uplift.ie, Ireland's first people powered campaigning organisation.
Rachel’s journey as a campaigner started with Leeds University ONE Society. After graduating she dabbled in journalism and international development, but a week at Campaign Bootcamp inspired her into campaigning professionally. Stints with StopAIDS and Crisis Action preceded her joining 38 Degrees. She’s thrilled to be helping run the campaigns that matter most to members across the UK. When not at work she’s probably playing tennis, cooking or eating lots of eatnatural bars.