Project To Increase Social Impact of Communications Launched

The Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) Council has asked Simon Francis, Founder Member of social enterprise Campaign Collective to lead its drive to improve the social impact of public relations. Francis will chair a group of PRCA Council members to define the social impact of PR, collate examples of good practice, and build understanding and measurement of …

Communicating Causes book launched

Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan’s prediction that the 21st Century would be the “era of the NGO” is an appropriate starting point for Communicating Causes – an all encompassing new book on the state of campaigning in the charity sector. Dr. Nicky Garsten and Prof. Ian Bruce’s compilation of essays on how public relations …

Chilling reality of Lobbying Act revealed

New research from campaigners’ organisation Sheila McKechnie Foundation (SMK) has revealed the chilling reality of the Lobbying Act. Less than a third (32%) of campaigners reported that they have not changed their campaigning as a result of the Act, demonstrating that the “chilling effect” of the Act which charity leaders warned about is a reality. Over …

Collective Backs Lobbying Act Research

Campaign Collective is supporting research on the impact of the Lobbying Act, carried out by Sheila McKechnie Foundation (SMK) to ensure the sector has the most up-to-date evidence possible to inform discussions with the Government and regulators. As part of the project, in partnership with the Directory of Social Change, SMK is conducting an online …