Setting up Campaign Exchange has been a great way to hear the stories of people campaigning in our community. Whether it’s via content on the website and social media, or meeting people face-to-face at events we have promoted, the Campaign Exchange team have been inspired by the all the great campaigning work that people are doing to bring about positive change in the Portsmouth region.
Some examples of work we have been involved in include the Green Drinks Speed Networking/Campaign Exchange Launch Event back in November, which was a fantastic place to hear from so many different groups on how they are making Portsmouth a greener place to live. Or when people came together at One World Week to show their love and support for people who have made Portsmouth and Hampshire their home after having to leave theirs due to conflict or hardship.
Whether part of a national campaign or grassroots community work, these events show that there are people working to make the world a better place, and it’s been exciting to play a small part in that work. We’re really looking forward to supporting groups and communities in the months and years ahead, and as we look to expand our work to include Southampton, and beyond.
Your Words Wanted
Let’s get more of these fantastic campaigns to more people.
Campaigning work is most effective when people tell compelling stories. We want to get those stories heard, so we’re now looking for people to blog for Campaign Exchange!
Blogs can be about national or international issues, or about how you’re making change happen in your local area. You might wish to express your opinions on how the campaigning sector works, the politics around NGOs and international aid, or about something you are really passionate about and want people to engage with more.
We want to showcase stories that can inspire others to help out with a cause, or maybe even start their own campaigning journey. It could be a great way of making your campaign reach more people, by adding the personal touch that a blog provides.
If you want to give blogging for Campaign Exchange a go, or you know a great blog that we could share, then please let us know! Email us, or use the comments section below, and we’ll be in touch.
We look forward to sharing your stories with our campaigning community!