For our latest RESULTS video, we spoke to one of our volunteers, Emily Bullock, who told us about her personal experience with TB. She also spoke about why we all should write to media in order to put some issues in the limelight and use our voices for positive change – very timely as our monthly action for June will be doing just that for microfinance.
Emily believes that writing to newspapers is important “because politicians read them, because editors of newspapers read them and because the general public read them”. She ensures that anyone can make an impact and adds “your MP is there to represent you in parliament and we are there to hold the MPs to account so if we want to end poverty we can do it!”
You can find many other informative and interesting videos on our Youtube channel, RESULTSUK. We’d encourage all of our readers to watch and share the videos with your family, friends and colleagues via Twitter, email, and Facebook. And of course, we’re interested in getting your feedback so please feel free to leave video comments!
We are pleased to announce that our next focus call will be held this coming Tuesday 15th of March 2011 from 7:00-8:00pm.
The call will be on the topic “Engaging local media to support your community action”.
We will be joined by guest speaker Ben Thompson who worked as a senior reporter for several years for one of South London’s leading local papers covering a range of local issues.
This call will provide very useful information and key advice on strategies that one might use to successfully get a piece published in your local newspaper in order to support the actions your local RESULTS group is taking. Continue reading →
This call will provide you with a comprehensive and in depth-introduction to our new website and will cover all of its main functionalities.
Our new website should provide a dynamic, interactive space for all of grassroots activists to communicate with us in the office and, more importantly, with each other. We hope it will become a forum to share successes with each other and to dramatically increase the public profile of RESULTS UK.
The call will provide practical advice on using the website as an effective tool for undertaking your advocacy work. It will be an interactive call and you will therefore need to be seated in front of your computer and logged onto the new website www.results.org.uk about 10 minutes before the call starts.
The call will be facilitated by Aaron Oxley, Executive Director of RESULTS UK and Felix Jakens, Grassroots Network Support Coordinator at RESULTS UK.
We are pleased to announce that our next focus call will be held this coming Tuesday 18th January 2011 from 7:00-8:00pm.
The call will be on the topic ‘Back to Basics on the European Union (EU)’
The call will cover the major institutions of the EU, including the European Commission, the European Parliament and the European Council.
We will be exploring the relationship between the various bodies and discussing ways to influence the decision making structures within the organisations.
The call will provide useful information for taking our February action, in which we will be targeting the European institutions ahead of the GAVI (Global Alliance for Vaccinations and Immunisations) pledging conference in June.
We will be joined by our special guest speaker Romina Vegro, EU Policy Officer at BOND, a membership body for non-governmental organisations (NGOs) working in International Development.
The call will be facilitated by our own Felix Jakens, Grassroots Network Support Coordinator at RESULTS UK.
On Tuesday we held our most recent Focus call on ‘Hosting Fantastic Community events’. We were pleased to have as our special guest speaker Ellis Brooks, a seasoned community organiser who has previously worked with RESULTS, Amnesty and Oxfam. Ellis spoke to us about how to plan and organise community events. We also had RESULTS’ Executive Director, Aaron Oxley who shared some practical skills on public speaking. You can listen to the recording of the call here.Continue reading →
On Tuesday 21st December we will be holding our final focus call for 2010 entitled: ‘Hosting Fantastic Community Events’. The call will be held from 7:00pm to 8:00pm. Our special guest will be Ellis Brooks, a community action specialist from Amnesty International, who has previously organised some large events for RESULTS UK. Please click here to see the agenda.
The call will be a practical discussion of the skills needed to host a successful event in your communities. It will cover community organising, finding the right audience, promotion and public speaking. This focus call will enable grassroots activists to prepare and be able to carry out their January Action confidently and efficiently. This is your chance to learn how to inspire someone to join you in the fight against poverty.
Please remember to confirm your participation by emailing Petrian by Monday December 20th at 5pm. You do not need to meet in your groups in order to participate in the call; you can do so on your own from a landline telephone.
Hi everyone, my name’s Felix and I am the new Grassroots and Volunteer Support Coordinator here at RESULTS UK. I have spoken to some of you already and I hope to speak to many more of you in the coming weeks and months. My door is very much open and I want you to feel as though you can come to me with anything, however mundane!
I am here to provide help and support for all our new and existing activists and to expand and develop our network in order to increase our strength and influence. My email is up and running and is firstname.lastname@example.org
On Tuesday, we held a Focus Call on ‘Responding to the aid backlash: how to get your views heard in the media’. A recording of the call is now available to download here.
In the first part of the call we heard how some sections of the UK media have been responding negatively to the fact that the aid budget was protected in the recent Comprehensive Spending Review and discussed some of the reasons why advocates for the end of extreme poverty might want to use the media help to counter some of these arguments. Continue reading →
On Tuesday 16th November we will be holding our next focus call on the topic of ‘Responding to the aid backlash: how to get your views heard in the media’. The call will look at the recent negative press about the government’s protection of the aid budget from cuts, while imposing large cuts on many other government departments in the Comprehensive Spending Review.
The call will help you to develop the skills needed to make your voice heard in the debate and to ensure the supporters of international development spending are heard in the media. The call will be held from 7-8pm, and an agenda is available here.
RESULTS staff will be joined by Jove Oliver, a communications expert with a long history of working with RESULTS and the ACTION Project. If you would like to join the call please email Petrian by Monday 15 November.
On Tuesday evening we held the latest in our series of ‘Back to Basics’ focus calls, looking at the topic of Tuberculosis. The back to basics calls are designed to help new RESULTS activists or those looking for a refresher to master the basic facts about the issues and problems that we campaign on. You can listen to a recording of the call here. Continue reading →