1, Battlefront, working with Channel 4
2, Campaigns Masterclass and welsh campaigners network
3, Dale and Co Wales correspondent
4, Sharing Wales’ expertise on coalitions
5, Competition winners
There’s not much more enjoyable than helping people develop their campaigning skills. That’s why we are delighted to be working with Channel 4’s Battlefront. Battlefront supports young people to campaign on issues that matter to them. Task 2 have joined Hope and Abby as a mentor on their sign up, stand up, save lives campaign. Aimed at persuading more people to talk about, and join the organ donor register we will be working together until December. You can find out more about the campaign on Hope and Abby’s website, follow the campaign on twitter and like it on facebook.
Working with the WCVA and Toronto’s The Public we delivered a Campaigns Masterclass for campaigners from all around Wales sharing ideas and knowledge. Feedback from the day has been brilliant and it was a total sell out. We are talking to WCVA about laying on another one.
In the mean time we have established a welsh charity campaigners group where we can discuss ideas about campaigning. Sharing information and knowledge. If you are interested in joining visit our google groups page.
Dale and Co
Iain Dale is one of the UK’s top political pundits. His blog Iain Dale’s diary, was a must read and now he has relaunched as Dale and Co. The new collaborative site features top journalists Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, Peter Riddell and Mark Seddon. Alison has been bought on board as their Wales correspondent. Writing at least weekly, you can follow her pieces on the site.
Sharing our coalition expertise
When the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats went into coalition at Westminster last year you would have been forgiven for thinking some alien creature had landed in British political life. Of course those of us in Wales are well used to working with coalitions, at a national and local level. NCVO harnessed that knowledge and expertise for a series of posts on how to campaign in a coalition.
Task2 ran a competition to predict the election result. Inundated with entries no –one got it entirely right, closeset were Mark Hinge, of Bay Public Affairs and Paul Harding who works for Jenny Willott MP. For their judgement they have both won some fizz, congratulations.