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Experts make a comeback: the DIY think tank

Garden centers have never been so hot. But don’t be too distracted by that eye catching announcement, on this lockdown-lifting bank holiday. It will be weeks before we know for sure what’s happened to the R rate but significant undercurrents

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Back to basics? Campaigning in a Tory majority Parliament

Amid all the headlines about the historic nature of the 2019 election result, campaigners in charities and think tanks would be forgiven for missing just how radical it might turn out to be for the story of their careers. You’d

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Polarisation: why Brexit & a hung Parliament need a different campaigning style

“Umbrella bodies are the unsung heroes of the charity sector,” said the keynote speaker in the opening address. “Amen,” I tweeted. I’d been asked by New Philanthropy Capital to speak in a breakout session at their #NPCignites conference: an annual

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How do you change someone’s mind?

“Oh yeah, what you’re talking about is ‘pluralistic ignorance’.” That’s the first thing I’m told by the first academic I meet. It’s nine AM, I’m sat in the a professor’s office in the Department of Psychology at the University of

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EVENT: Policy progression – networking drinks #RouteToTheTop

You’re invited! Tuesday, 19 March 2019, 18:30 – 21:00 34 Smith Square, London, SW1P 3HL RSVP HERE WonkComms is delighted to be partnering with Ellwood Atfield – the communications and advocacy headhunters – for our spring social event. This is the latest in

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WonkComms Breakfast Club: #RouteToTheTop with Dan Corry & Polly MacKenzie

Thursday 7 February 2019 (08:30 – 10:00) Soapbox Communications, 126 Back Church Lane, London, E1 1FH BOOK YOUR TICKET NOW Are you a better think tanker because you worked in Westminster and Whitehall? Or were you more effective at navigating the coridoors of

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PODCAST – Episode 2 – Danny Sriskandarajah’s #RouteToTheTop

If you missed our #BreakfastClub event last month, don’t worry because you can catch up on the latest episode of our podcast series. Recorded live at Soapbox in London last month, we discuss with Danny Sriskandarajah his #RouteToTheTop, ahead of

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NEW PODCAST series! Listen in

We might have launched a podcast series much sooner but WonkComms is still a collaboration of professionals who all have busy day jobs. We’ve been inspired by people like Jonathan Tanner, who was a major player in the early days

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WonkComms Breakfast Club: #RouteToTheTop

Tuesday 6 November, 8:30-10:30am Soapbox Communications, 126 Back Church Lane, London, E1 1FH BOOK NOW Danny Sriskandarajah is about to take over as the boss of Oxfam GB. His #RouteToTheTop included stints as Director General of the Royal Commonwealth Society and

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WonkComms Breakfast Club: Blogging

Coffee, croissants and comms. What could be a better way to start your day in #wonkcomms? WonkComms have teamed up with Soapbox to offer the UK WonkComms community a regular opportunity to get together and discuss some of the big

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