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Membership relaunch

Here at Think Global we’re committed to revitalising our engagement with partners in the global learning sector. We consulted our stakeholders over the summer and are grateful to many of you who took the time to participate. You can find some of the key findings from the consultation below, and the full report is here.

Join Think Global and connect with the UK’s global learning community; a community which equips people with the knowledge and skills they need to make better decisions for a more just and sustainable world. If you are engaged in promoting and delivering global learning, we invite you to join us.

As a member of Think Global you will have access to:

  • News – the latest global learning news briefings, policy updates, funding information, event listings and more with Think Global fortnightly e-newsletters. You will can also publicise your own updates.
  • Events – discounted tickets to Think Global events, and work with us to organise joint global learning events where you are.
  • Community – opportunities to share knowledge and best practice with peers, online and in person.
  • Expertise – the best global learning tools and resources; the opportunity to add your own resources to the Global Dimensions Website and contribute to joint reports and research projects.
  • Influence – global learning advocacy locally, nationally and internationally. You can also add your voice to consultations and other policy work that shapes the education system and influences key decision-makers.
  • Raise your organisation’s profile – spotlighting your work on a regular basis through all our channels – website, social media, newsletters.
  • Shape our future – voting at the Think Global AGM or standing to become a trustee.

Membership fees will in future be due every year on 1st April. We are now requesting a 50% membership fee until April 2018. Please find our current membership rates here.

If you are engaged in promoting and delivering global learning, we invite you to join us.

The online membership form can be found here, or you can get in touch with Rebecca Sharkey, our Membership and Public Affairs Manager.

Rebecca Sharkey

Rebecca Sharkey

Some of the key findings from Think Global’s membership and advocacy consultation:

  • Most respondents want to see Think Global develop its role as network coordinator, with more than three quarters also supporting our role as a ‘thought leader’ on global learning. Joint advocacy and sharing information for research purposes were both rated very highly, as were ‘receiving news updates’ and ‘opportunities to showcase work’.
  • Most respondents agree that Think Global should charge its members for at least some activities, preferably through a membership payment bands according to organisation income.
  • Funding from DfID for global learning was cited as the main advocacy priority for most respondents, followed by official support from Ofsted and the Department for Education (DfE) and inclusion of global learning in the curriculum.
  • More than 80% of respondents said they would be prepared to contact their MP in future as part of a national advocacy push on global learning, and 93% support the idea of Think Global developing a new coalition of UK organisations and individuals interested in working together to reach SDG (Sustainable Development Goal) Target 4.7 in the UK.
  • There has been a generally positive response to the consultation and to Think Global’s new emphasis on its network role, as outlined in these comments: “I have been greatly encouraged by noticeable changes to Think Global’s approach. It is obviously adopting a more inclusive and pro-active approach which can only be positive for the field”; “The work so far to encourage the sector to work in a more collaborative way has been very beneficial and successful”. Read the full report on the consultation.

There’s more to come – watch this space and please let us know your thoughts so far.

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