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Helping you plan policy campaigns: Our new guide
It's not just individuals. Many charities are compelled to start campaigning, affected by new policies and facing increased demand in areas where public funding is being cut.
If your organisation is planning its first policy campaign you'll find our new Introduction useful. Our tips will help you form your campaign and your argument, and build support.
This is the latest in our series of free resources written for charities and community groups. If there are topics you'd like us to cover please get in touch.
Launching the RAF Benevolent Fund's new fundraising event
The Amazon team will be working with RAFBF on media relations and content development linked to a new annual fundraising initiative to be held later in the summer.
This is the latest in a string of projects for the charity, in a relationship that started back in 2009.
The work coincides with a summer packed with military anniversaries and events, including the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.
SSAFA nominated for CIPR Award
We're delighted to be part of the team responsible for SSAFA's 'Pack Up Your Troubles' campaign, which has been shortlisted for best integrated campaign in the 2015 CIPR Excellence Awards.
The project, which was also a finalist in the recent CIM Marketing Excellence Awards, commemorates the centenary of World War One with a re-recording of the hit marching song. It's up against campaigns from organisations including St John Ambulance, Transport for London and Liverpool City Council.
CIPR Award winners will be announced on 3 June. Good luck to SSAFA and all those shortlisted!
Storytelling for Communication Trust members
Hot on the heels of our CharityComms event earlier this year, Amazon will be hosting a seminar on storytelling in PR, fundraising and evaluation for members of the Communication Trust consortium on 19th May. The session will help over 50 organisations supporting children and young people to use storytelling to demonstrate their vision, services, and impact.
If you are a member organisation or network, and would like to discuss seminars or events for those you work with, please get in touch. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 020 7700 6952.
Amazon MD becomes Chair of Rainforest Foundation UK
Our founder and MD, Louise Morriss, has become Chair of Trustees for the Rainforest Foundation UK (RFUK).
RFUK works to ensure the long-term protection of rainforests by securing the rights of indigenous and forest peoples to land, life and livelihood. The charity supports hundreds of communities to defend the lands on which they live, from forest destruction, land theft and resource exploitation.
Founded in 1989 by Sting and his wife Trudie Styler, after they saw first-hand the destruction of the Amazon Rainforests, the Rainforest Foundation helps forest communities gain land rights, challenge logging companies, manage their forests and protect their environment. Globally, the organisation campaigns to influence national and international laws to protect rainforests and their inhabitants.