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Sponsors of Campaign Bootcamp 2014

We’re lucky to have three wonderful sponsors, Mailchimp, Claremont and BlueStateDigital who help make Bootcamp happen.

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Guest Blogger 2 – Cian O’Donovan on Big Data

Cian is an activist, technologist and academic.

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Guest Blogger – Hannah Lowsnbrough

Hannah Lownsbrough, campaigns consultant, founding Campaigns Director of 38 Degrees, and one of the organisers of Bootcamp 2.

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Bootcamp 2 is here!

Bootcamp is only 5 days away! And we have a fantastic cohort of new bootcampers all ready to go.

Mistakes :

A tired team

We've hired some amazing Bootcamp Graduates to help us in the short term and are going to figure out a better way to run Bootcamps in the future.

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Radio Sangharsh

So much of campaigning is about assembling and using these skills: creativity, organising, inspiring, bridge building and technical knowhow.

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Making the recruitment process even better

Very soon we’ll be sharing the Class of 2014 with you, but before that we wanted to share what we’ve learned from the recruitment process this time to ensure it even better next time.

Mistakes :

Missed deadlines during application process

We made the application process too complex and as a result didn't keep to some of the deadlines we set. 

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Who applied to come to Bootcamp?

Overall, we’ve made a good improvement from last year in ensuring that Bootcamp reflects the diversity and fair representation that we’d like to see in the sector (and the wider world).

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From Bootcamp to Boris – the campaign to make cycling safer in London

Me? Mobilise ten’s of thousands of people? Me? Run a campaign?  Here’s the story!

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In one week I gained incredible levels of insight and skills in everything from writing amazing emails to using campaign videos

In one week I gained incredible levels of insight and skills in everything from writing amazing emails to using campaign videos.

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Help us burst the ‘M25 bubble’

The campaigning community is stronger when it’s diverse, and that means we want to ensure we’re getting applications from across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

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Why I’m donating £500 to train more disabled activists

When I went to Bootcamp I’d only just spent 6 months in and out of hospital.

Mistakes :

Omitted key supporters from an email

We will be much more careful next time we mention all our sponsors.

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Briefing of coaches wasn’t well organised

We didn’t have enough time at Bootcamp to brief and follow up with all the coaches who came to support the learning process.

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