We are pleased to announce a new session has been added to the skills day –Sunday 10th April- at our National Conference. The session is going to be an optional extra session that has the working title of ‘Your RESULTS- talking shop for activists’. We are planning on running the session as a meeting, chaired by RESULTS staff, which will be an open forum for RESULTS activists to raise and discuss issues that are important to you in terms of your engagement with RESULTS.
You can sign up to take part in the conference by downloading the booking form here and sending it in to the office. The conference runs from 9-10th April with an optional practical advocacy day on Monday the 11th, and costs just £15 Continue reading
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.
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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.
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Last night we had our February Focus Call. This call was an introduction to our new website www.results.org.uk and was facilitated by Felix Jakens, Grassroots coordinator and Julia Modern, Campaigns manager at RESULTS UK. To listen to the call again, click here.
Our vision for this new website is to create a space that will allow our grassroots to interact not only with us here in the office but also with each other. Through the group pages and the comment system, you will be able share ideas, successes and tips for effective advocacy. After each monthly action, you will also be able to post your results and share them with our entire network. We strongly encourage you to upload the latest results from your actions as soon as possible!
The call contains practical advice for getting started on the new website and takes listeners through all of the basic tools available for use. Topics covered include creating and editing a new profile, joining a group and inviting your friends to join, downloading monthly action materials and uploading and sharing results.
The call also includes an introduction to the new activist toolkit. This toolkit will provide you with useful technical resources and background information that will assist you to undertake effective advocacy. Try to make the most out of it!
We strongly encourage you to explore our new website and please send your comments and/or suggestions at Mariam.firstname.lastname@example.org
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
ONE’s Eloise Todd (right) hands over their Copenhagen petition to Danish Development Minister Ulla Tørnæs.
On Tuesday, we held our monthly Conference Call which was titled: “Vaccination: a public health ‘best buy’”. Our guest on the call was Eloise Todd, the Brussels director for the ONE Campaign. At ONE, Eloise works closely with the European Union and the member states to lobby for increased aid contributions and to ensure aid commitments are honoured across all of ONE’s many campaigning areas. Eloise Todd spoke to us about the fundamental need to increase funding for GAVI (the Global Alliance for Vaccine Immunisation). The GAVI alliance is a global health partnership between public and private sectors, committed to saving children’s lives and protecting people’s health by increasing access to immunisation in developing countries. A recording of the call is now available to download here. If you weren’t able to join us on the call do listen to the recording and take the action. 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.