Thoughtful Campaigner has moved

I’ve moved this blog over to thoughtfulcampaigner.org. Do head over for a new looks blog and new posts including;

Winning in 2014 – 7 great campaigns from the last year

14 great reads for campaigners from 2014

Read, Reflect, Get a Mentor, Plan to Rest – 4 resolutions to make your a better campaigner in 2015

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Top Posts for March

It has been a record breaking March on the blog. Thank you to everyone everyone who has visited, tweeted a link or posted a comment.

I’m going to be taking a break from writing regular posts in April as I’m really involved in campaigning for the London Mayoral Elections and don’t have a huge amount of free time, but I’ll be back in early May with the first results from the 2012 Campaign Totals exercise.

Here are the five most read articles for the month.
1. Do we need to change where we get our news from?
2. Why has KONY 2012 been so successful?
3. The beginners guide to getting your campaign emails read.
4. Can working with think tanks really enhance our campaigning?
5. What did we really learn from Make Poverty History? 

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Top Posts for September

Its been a amazing September on the blog. A record number of visitors and a featured post in the Guardian. A huge thanks to everyone who has visited, tweeted a link or posted a comment.

Here are the five most read articles for the month.
1. Astroturfing, 38 Degrees and MPs views of e-actions
2. Summer Reading
3. Campaign Totals – Top 15 organisations
4. What are the 10 best campaign films?
5. May the Force be with Greenpeace

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Top Posts for August 2011

Its been a quieter August on the blog, but still a huge thanks to everyone who has visited, tweeted a link or posted a comment.

Here are the five most read articles for the month.

1. Thoughts on the first week of epetitions.direct.gov.uk
2. Summer Reading
3. Advocacy in 2020 – future trends and how to prepare for them
4. Four exciting things happening in campaigning
5. Campaign Totals 2011 – By department

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On holiday….back in September

A Daily Tip e-mail from the good folk at New Organising Institute reminded me last week about the importance of taking a holiday. They came up with lots of useful reasons as to why we should take a break.

Back in September

With this in mind, I’m going to pause blogging until the start of September to take a short break myself.

If you’re an activist and you haven’t taken a break for a while I’d encourage you to do so.

If you have taken a break recently and are looking for useful reading on campaigning, why not have a look at;

My Summer Reading list – Lots of great books recommended by folk from across the campaigning world
The Right Ethos tweets – they’re suggesting a campaigning resource you should be reading throughout August.
These old posts that still get lots of traffic to them Best Advocacy Videos and Great Campaign Stunts.

See you in September…..

Top Posts for July 2011

A huge thanks to everyone who has visited, tweeted a link or posted a comment. Here are the five most read articles for July. 

1. Evaluating Advocacy – Craft or Science?
2. Summer Reading
3. From Across the Pond – Leadership within an Advocacy Movement
4. May the Force be with Greenpeace 
5. How campaigning dealt a blow to the Murdoch empire

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Top posts for June 2011

It’s been really great June for the blog. A huge thanks to everyone who has visited, tweeted a link or posted a comment. Here are the five most read articles for the month.

1. May the Force be with Greenpeace
2. Campaign Totals – DFID
3. From Across the Pond – Leadership within an Advocacy Movement
4. How Oxfam let key activists know about its new campaign first
5. Campaigns Totals – DFID breakdown by action

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