How do I edit my petition?

First go to the ‘Manage’ section on your petition page (1). This is near the top of your petition on the right-hand side of the title. Once you’re in the ‘Manage’ section, click ‘edit petition’ (2):

Edit petition

How do I change or add a picture?

First go to the ‘Manage’ section on your petition page (1). This is near the top of your petition on the right-hand side of the title. Once you’re in the ‘Manage’ section, click ‘edit petition’ (2). Then you click “Upload image” to add a picture to the page (3). See picture guide below:

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How do I see who's signed my petition, and what will that do?

Will this end the campaign?
No!
Can I download it multiple times?
Yes!

To do this, go to the ‘Manage’ section on your petition page (1). This is near the top of your petition on the right-hand side of the title. Once you’re in the ‘Manage’ section, click ‘Deliver petition’ (2). You can then click ‘Download printable pdf’ (3), which will show the names and postcodes of all the people who’ve signed your petition. See picture guide below:

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How do I get more signatures?

Start by sharing your petition with everyone you know.

You can also ‘collect signatures on paper’ through the ‘Manage’ section. Then you’ll be able to print petition sheets and go to the high streets or around your neighbourhood to collect signatures in person.

Another good tip is to write to people who’ve signed your petition and ask them to share it with their friends and family (to find out how to contact members, see the above question ‘How do I contact people who’ve signed my petition?’)

I don't have social media - how should I promote my petition?

Social media is a great way to grow your petition – if you’re able to make a Facebook or Twitter account, that can be a big help!

But if not – don’t worry. You can still email your friends, family, and colleagues about your petition or print off paper petition forms. Keep reading for top tips!

How do I contact people who’ve signed my petition?

First go to the ‘Manage’ section on your petition page (1). This is near the top of your petition on the right-hand side of the title. Once you’re in the ‘Manage’ section, click ‘Email supporters’ (2) and follow the instructions. You can send up to three updates per week. See picture guide below:

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How many emails can I send to the members who’ve signed my petition?

You can send a maximum of 3 per week.

Can 38 Degrees send my campaign out?

It’s unlikely that this will happen. It really is 38 Degrees members who decide the issues we campaign on and which are emailed out to other members. We get around 25 petitions a day set up on the website, and I’m sure the number of 38 Degrees members would quickly plummet if we sent out an email on every campaign.

Why can my petition only have 100 signatures, and how do I change this?

The signature counter will automatically update as your petition gets more signatures – so please don’t worry, there’s no cap on the number of signatures you can collect.

What writing tips do you have for my petition?

It’s great to keep the ask short and concise, provide links to helpful sources in the ‘why’ section, and address your petition to the correct target!

Why can’t I tick all the categories?

The office team limits the number of categories for each petition to the most relevant. This helps the categories to have a clear structure and meaning.

Why can’t I edit the ‘ask’ of my petition any more?

Once people have signed your petition you can’t change the ‘ask’ – this is because the people who’ve signed put their name to a certain ask and it wouldn’t be fair to change it afterwards!

Can a petition have multiple admins?

Yes! First go to the ‘Manage’ section on your petition page (1). This is near the top of your petition on the right-hand side of the title. Once you’re in the ‘Manage’ section, click ‘Campaign Admins’ (2). You can then email invitations to future co-admins. See picture guide below:

 

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Why can't we find my campaign by searching for it on the site?

Not every campaign will appear in the list of petitions on Campaigns by You. This is so the office team can highlight petitions that we think will particularly appeal to 38 Degrees members. Don’t worry though – petition pages are still live and open for people to sign even if they don’t appear in the list. And since almost all your signatures will come from people sharing your petition, whether or your petition appears in the list will not affect the success of your campaign.

How do I make the address of my campaign page shorter?

First go to the ‘Manage’ section on your petition page (1). This is near the top of your petition on the right-hand side of the title. Once you’re in the ‘Manage’ section, click ‘Set short URL’ (2). See picture guide below:

 

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I'm going to hand-in my petition - should I end my petition?

Not yet!

After you hand your petition in, it’s a good idea to keep your petition open. This way, you can get in touch with petition-signers to let them know what happens after the hand-in, and continue the campaign if you need to.

I've won my campaign! What do I do?

Congratulations!

First go to the ‘Manage’ section on your petition page. This is near the top of your petition on the right-hand side of the title. Once you’re in the ‘Manage’ section, click ‘End Campaign’ and follow the instructions to write about your success! The office team will moderate your reasons for ending as soon as possible. See picture guide below:

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I've lost my campaign - what do I do?

Keep campaigning – don’t give up! You can start a new petition, or look for new ways to keep your campaign going.