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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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What’s on in the charity world 2015

Please note – we’ve now published the 2016 diary here Don’t miss this handy reference to your essential diary dates for the UK voluntary sector 2015. You won’t find it anywhere else – we’ve compiled this calendar of charity and health awareness days and fundraising events for June – December 2015 from a wide variety … Continued

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Change is hard

Change can be difficult to achieve. Change on a global scale can be very difficult to achieve – perhaps even impossible. And, despite what we may want to think as campaigners, we may not be in control of all the levers that need to be pulled to achieve the change we want – in fact, … Continued

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How should we talk to people about changing the world?

There are a range of important problems facing humanity, including widespread and persistent poverty, climate change, isolation and loneliness, human rights abuses, inequality and biodiversity loss, to name just a few. But how can we talk to people about these issues if we want to engage them and motivate them to take real action?   … Continued

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Preparing for a channel neutral world

We’ve recently developed a number of services for our clients that allow us to work with them in a much more strategic and channel-neutral way. Usually this takes the form of a workshop or seminar focussing on how digital can be integrated into their communication mix and working practise. A good example of this was a one day digital … Continued

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