As we have mentioned on this blog recently, our new website is now live. You can find it at www.results.org.uk. We’re really pleased with it and we hope that it will create an interactive environment to connect with each other and with us in the office. One of the most exciting functions of the new site is the ability all members have to share the results of their actions with one another.
To post a result, visit the ‘latest action’ section on the homepage and select ‘submit your results’. You can then add a title and a description. You can then attach files to the action, such as a scanned copy of a letter you receive or an article you get published.
Posted in Department for International Development, Global Health, Grassroots network, News
Tagged Andrew Mitchell, DFID, GAVI, Grassroots, interactive, internet, online advocacy, result, RESULTS, website
Plans for this year’s RESULTS National Conference, taking place over the weekend of 9-11th April, continue apace. After the updates we have given over the last few weeks are pleased to announce some of our guest speakers, and that we have released the booking forms.
Posted in Events, Grassroots network, Microfinance, News
Tagged Community events, Education, Global Poverty Project, Grassroots, live below the line, Microfinance, National Conference, RESULTS
World TB Day 2011 is just around the corner. March 24th 2011 is the 29th anniversary of this international day of advocacy and action. In light of this fact, and given RESULTS commitment to ending TB deaths worldwide, our March action is going to focus on TB.
Whilst the details of our regular action are being finalised, we would like to announce that we are planning a secondary action for our grassroots next month. We are inviting all of our network to come to Parliament on Thursday March 24th to lobby your constituency MPs face to face on the issue of TB.
We are pleased to announce that our next focus call will be held this coming Tuesday 15th February 2011 from 7:00-8:00pm.
The call will be an introduction to our new website www.results.org.uk that will be going live on the morning of Tuesday 15th.
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.
A draft agenda can be downloaded here. Continue reading
We would like to welcome our new grassroots intern, Mariam El Azm, who recently joined RESULTS and will be working with us over the next three months. Mariam will be working closely with Felix Jakens to provide support to our current activists and help expand our network and influence in the UK. In particular, she will be helping to organise our national conference, as well as our participation in the ‘Live Below the Line’ campaign.
Mariam is passionate about promoting greater social justice and recently graduated with an MSc in Global Governance and Ethics from University College London. Prior to joining us, she worked with the Fairtrade Foundation and volunteered with Trading Visions. Please join us in welcoming Mariam to RESULTS! If you would like to get in touch with Mariam, you can do so by emailing her here.
On Tuesday the 1st of February at 8pm we will be having our next conference call which is titled ‘Vaccination: A public health ‘best buy’. For our action this month we are asking RESULTS activists to write to your MEPs asking them to support increased funding for the GAVI Alliance, a revolutionary organisation working to increase the numbers of children vaccinated against preventable diseases worldwide. Our special guest on the call will be Eloise Todd, Brussels Director, The One Campaign. Click here to download the action materials.
Posted in Grassroots network, Monthly actions
Tagged Activism, Campaigning, Child health, Child survival, GAVI, Grassroots, MDG 4, MDGs, ONE Campaign, RESULTS, Vaccines
This year we are taking part in a major, national celebrity-backed fundraising campaign in support of our work. The campaign is an innovative challenge event designed to raise awareness of extreme poverty and to inspire people to action against it, whilst raising money to support RESULTS’ work.
As such, we’re looking for four passionate, self-motivated and confident interns to help us engage as many people as possible with this fundraiser and the work of RESULTS. This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience working on a major national fundraising campaign and working with volunteers, development professionals and the media.