Campaigning and lobbying

NCVO believe that campaigning is critical, not optional, to a healthy civil and democratic society. We have plenty of experience and expertise in campaigning and influencing policy across civil society and we can provide support, knowledge, tools and resources in this area.

We have developed a strong evidence base on voluntary sector issues and work with our members to influence government and other decision makers. Find our more about our policy and research on campaigning.

Information and guidance

NCVO Knowhow Nonprofit is our main advice and support website. You'll find anything from expert advice and top tips to crowd-sourced how-to guides and online training courses on any area of voluntary sector management.

View our campaigning and lobbying resources on Knowhow Nonprofit.

Read The Inside Track, a quarterly update on developments in parliament and government.

NCVO members can access The Road Ahead, our annual analysis of the changing operating environment for the voluntary sector.

The NCVO public affairs, policy and campaigns network provides a forum for campaigners to share experiences and advice.

Studyzone video training courses

Studyzone is our video training platform and is free to NCVO members. Watch our courses on campaigning straight from your desk.

Training and events

NCVO’s training helps you in all stages of your campaigning career.

The flagship seven-day Certificate in Campaigning is a must for any campaigner. It covers all aspects of good practice in campaigning, features expert tuition, and is tailored to today’s campaigning environment.

Our campaigning training includes:

  • Influencing Parliament, for anyone new to working in campaigning in the voluntary sector, and sets out how to approach political campaigning work.
  • Developing a Winning Campaign Strategy and Plan, to help you combine your passion with strategic thinking to plan more impactful campaigns.
  • Leadership in Campaigns, aimed at professionals overseeing campaigns who want to enhance leadership skills and develop a campaigning culture in their organisation.

Take a look at our events listing to see our upcoming training courses.


At NCVO we offer bespoke, specialist advice on campaigning, advocacy and influencing to voluntary and community organisations striving to make a difference.

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