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New podcast – Making the world better

                    We’re very excited to announce that ‘Making the world better’, the new #podcast from our director, Richard Docwra, is now live! In the podcast, Richard talks to people who are making the world better – not just those tackling big issues at a global scale … Continued

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How to vote on Thursday

  You may think that a business shouldn’t make political statements. But the aim of our business is to seek positive social change – so politics is what we’re about. We could write a much longer piece on this, but for the sake of brevity, here is our simple point. Nearly all of the causes … Continued

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Project lead wanted!

We will soon be launching a very exciting new agency offshoot, which aims to create things that will make the world better – from communications to new organisations. We are seeking an experienced, driven, entrepreneurial Project Lead to drive the development of our first project – a national organisation to promote media literacy and critical … Continued

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Could you be our new Chief Executive?

Charismatic leader and communicator sought to drive one of the UK’s top performing charity agencies forward to a new level.   Our plans for the future ChangeStar is a fundraising and social change agency helping good causes to connect with people to do good things. For over a decade, we’ve been helping clients achieve some … Continued

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Social hack 1 – Safer roads for all

There are many social issues in the world that need attention, and that can affect the lives of certain people in significant ways. Some of these problems might lie beyond the remit of existing charities and institutions, whereas other problems might have solutions that simply haven’t yet been dreamt up yet. In #socialhacks, this new … Continued

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The art of protest – 5 of the best protest banners

Protests can be made much more powerful by strong slogans and memorable banners. Here are a few of the best – and funniest – we’ve seen in recent years. Some contain a bit of fruity language – but that’s kind of the point! Send us some of your own favourites – at info@changestar.co.uk – and … Continued

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Why the General Election matters to your charity

You – and the charity you work for – need to get involved in politics, and do so right now. For many years now in the UK, the political wind has been blowing to the right, and the ideas and policies that have followed from this (such as massive cuts in social services budgets) have … Continued

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Time for fundraisers to get political

We live in difficult political times. From the poisonous, xenophobic rhetoric around the Brexit referendum to the rise of Donald Trump and the far right, political changes are taking place that are threatening some of the basic values of modern society. Although the most dramatic of these changes have occurred in the last year, the … Continued

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Charity Calendar Re-launch

In 2015, we published a blog post containing a list of charity fundraising events and awareness days for the year. We thought it would be a useful little resource for people to be able to see what’s on in the charity world – partly to help the public decide what fundraising events they could get … Continued

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What’s on in the charity world 2016

ChangeStar has compiled this calendar of UK charity and health awareness days and fundraising events from a wide variety of sources. You won’t find it anywhere else! **Update: The 2019 charity events calendar is here And that’s why we had fantastic feedback on last year’s charity calendar – this ‘what’s on guide’ proved really useful for planning … Continued

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