We work on a huge range of different issues, both locally and nationally. For the campaigns we work on to be a success it’s really important that we draw on advice and work with other campaigning groups, experts and others to make sure we’re getting good information about the best way to make change happen. We also run joint campaigns with other organisations.
A few examples of this are:
38 Degrees is member driven. It’s the members who set the agenda, choose campaigns and help pick the tactics we use to win together. Campaigns are chosen and prioritised by members through regular polls. You can see the latest poll results here.
There are three key ingredients for a great 38 Degrees campaign:
Members can also suggest campaigns by sharing ideas on the Facebook page, blog, or by tweeting their idea to @38_degrees. We also test how a campaign performs with a small section of the membership before we share it more widely. Staff and volunteers in the 38 Degrees office then work together to identify the issues most important to members.
It’s great to hear from organisations, whether about something we’re already campaigning on or to suggest a new campaign or action that 38 Degrees members might be interested in supporting.
We won’t be able to do every campaign suggested, but by adding your campaign idea you’ll give 38 Degrees members the opportunity to comment, suggest improvements and vote for the best idea.
If you do have a campaign suggestion, or an idea for an action as part of a outstanding campaign action, these are the questions that a 38 Degrees staff member would typically ask:
Campaigns by You allows anyone to start and run a petition on any issue they like. The site gives you access to tools that help you share and grow your petition, contact people who’ve signed it to organise demonstrations and hand-ins, and gather signatures offline.
The Campaigns by You site allows the 38 Degrees team to create “Community Groups” for other organisations. This will give you your own landing page which you can use to start petitions on the site. You will also be able to extract the email addresses of people who sign the petition and add them to your own database or mailing list if they opt-in.
If you choose to share your Community Group page with your members, they will also be able to use it to start petitions on Campaigns by You under your organisation’s name. This feature gives you the scope to organise localised petitions and bottom-up, member-led campaigns.
Please do contact [email protected] or call 0207 970 6023 if you have any suggestions, comments, or want to arrange a meeting.