|Homelessness charities Thames Reach and Broadway launched a controversial campaign in 2013 to discourage the public from giving money to people begging and instead donate money to homelessness charities.|
Below are some kind words and testimonials provided by campaigners and activists who have participated in campaign training workshops I have run.
“Harmit is an excellent and dynamic facilitator”.
“I feel more clear about what I now need to do. This workshop has probably saved me months of work”.
“I have received vital info on how to run a campaign and Harmit was excellent at keeping us engaged and answering questions”.
“This workshop will really help me to make more of an impact. Our campaign has been a little vague to date, but now I know what we need to do for it to achieve what we want it to”.
“I feel more confident as a campaigner after this excellent workshop”.
“The workshop has been impressive, informative, and engaging. I would certainly recommend it”.
“The elevator pitch session was excellent, and will really help me ‘sell’ our campaign to policymakers, funders and other stakeholders”.
“Parliament has always seemed so mysterious and opaque. But now I know lots of different Parliamentary processes that we can use to further our campaign. This has been invaluable”.
“Learning about theory of change has been a revelation”.
“The facilitator was superb – took up a provocative/contrary position to challenge some comments in the absence of anyone in the group who took up such a position. Managed time well without disempowering anyone – reiterated key points at the end of each session”.
“Fantastic workshop – Harmit presented very well & handled the group very confidently”.
“The exercises gave an opportunity to put the information we learned in to practice. Really effective teaching”.
“It was very useful to pitch my idea to other campaigners and get feedback. It’s made me re-think my aims and objectives”.
“A very valuable networking opportunity, met others involved in similar campaigns”.
“The facilitator was excellent, extremely clear and well-paced. My vision impairment was no issue as I emailed Harmit before the workshop, who kindly prepared the presentation in a large font and emailed it to me in advance”.
“Brilliant workshop. I will definitely be able to use learning to develop our campaign”.