Start A Fire

Start A Fire is the campaigning platform for European non-profits. Start campaigns, petition politicians or decision-makers, create beautiful emails and fundraise. Start A Fire is the only software you need.

Versatile

Replace Wordpress, Mailchimp, political campaigning add-ons and Eventbrite with a simple integrated solution. Start A Fire can be your entire website - or just give you beautiful petition forms that embed into your existing website. You need no previous experience to get going. It’s your platform. 

Data-led

Start A Fire is data-led. We give you access to huge datasets from databases of politicians from across the globe, to demographic information that can help drive your campaign insights. 

Powerful

Start A Fire is powerful. You can mobilise people across the globe to take part in your campaigns. You can fundraise for your case, spread the word through intelligent social media insights and lobby politicians and decision-makers.

The beta version of Start A Fire will be available for free trials in April 2017. You can become a beta Start A Fire tester here:

 

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About START A FIRE

Start A Fire is a platform designed with a powerful campaigning engine at its heart.

Whether you are an NGO, a politician seeking election, a trade union or a grassroots campaign group, we can help you mobilise the people who care about your cause.

Start A Fire will allow you to campaign with beautifully designed HTML emails and custom petition pages. The platform is dynamic and hosted on cloud servers in Ireland. Our in-built demographic data and database of world politicians means you can get data insights or run global campaigns without the need for any expensive extras.

Start A Fire is kindly supported by the Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust.

 

Start A Fire Team
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Ed Betts
Chief Technology Officer

Ed has been building web applications for two decades. His other specialities are web scrapers, databases, and search engines. He worked for five years at the Internet Archive with Internet visionaries Aaron Swartz, Brewster Kahle, Ted Nelson, Jason Scott, and John Gilmore.

Ed is a director of the Internet Archive UK. He has contributed to Wikipedia, Open Library, Wikimedia Commons, Debian, OpenStreetMap, Wikidata, Linux and BusyBox.

 

Ed Betts
Chief Technology Officer
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facundo@89up.org

Facundo Arias
Head of Web

Facundo is a web page and layout designer (HTML5/CSS) for several designers and companies.

His skills include programming in PHP, JavaScript and ActionScript 2/3 (Adobe Flash). He works with modules/ plug-ins and themes for Wordpress and Drupal.

 

Facundo Arias
Head of Web
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Luke Rossiter
Head of creative

Luke is a graphic designer and head of creative at 89up.

He has experience providing branding, print and web design to organisations ranging from international brands to charities and tech startups including Age UK, Alcon, Boehringer Ingelheim, GMB, NHS and Red Bull.

Luke Rossiter
Head of creative
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sashy@89up.org

Sashy Nathan
Director of Advocacy
Sashy leads the advocacy team and 89up Thinks, which produces insights on political and legal problems. He practised at one of the UK’s top human rights law firms, Bindmans LLP and has a wealth of experience working with charities and international NGOs.
Sashy Nathan
Director of Advocacy
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mike@89up.org

Mike Harris
CEO

Mike has nearly a decade's experience of government relations and strategic communications for business and charitable clients.

He has run high profile campaigns on Belarus and Azerbaijan and is the author of a number of reports including The EU and freedom of expression; Burma: Freedom of Expression in Transition and is a contributor to Palgrave Macmillan's forthcoming book Media Law and Ethics in the 21st Century.

Mike Harris
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89up working with international justice charity Fair Trials
10.08.2017

International criminal justice organisation, Fair Trials has appointed 89up as its communication agency. The charity has offices in London, Brussels and Washington, D.C. and helps people facing criminal charges all over the world to protect the basic right to a fair trial and campaigns for fairer criminal justice systems.

89up’s team is delighted to be involved in assisting Fair Trials into a new exciting phase of the organisation’s work with a global social and PR strategy to engage new audiences.

89up working with international human rights activists
01.08.2017

CEO of 89up, Mike Harris stated, "we're delighted to be working with European NGO Civil Rights Defenders. Our profile across Europe as the go-to PR agency for NGOs, and Europe's biggest communications agency for non-profits, is expanding. This is such an important project which the entire team are delighted to be involved in."

89up appointed by Transparency International UK
03.07.2017

Renowned anti-corruption charity, Transparency International UK has appointed 89up to undertake a redesign, refresh and web build of its main website and individual project sites.

TI-UK is the UK chapter of Transparency International, one of the world’s leading civil society actors that works to combat corruption in all its forms.

89up appointed communications agency for the Best for Britain campaign
30.06.2017

89up was the sole communications agency for Best for Britain, a major national campaign and secured print coverage in every major national newspaper, international and national broadcast coverage and ghostwritten editorial across five major platforms.

The social media campaign had a reach of over 50 million people and led 300,000 people to visit the campaign website in a single week.

Human rights lawyers sign 89up letter published in The Observer
20.02.2017

Over 50 of the UK's top lawyers have signed 89up's letter, calling for human rights protections to be included in any new UK-EU trade deal.

Open Rights Group award 89up PR and events contract
19.02.2017

Open Rights Group chooses 89up for comprehensive PR, events and social media agency brief.

89up launches "bus to Brussels" to protect human rights during Brexit
18.02.2017

89up is launching a campaign to persuade the EU to ensure any free trade deal with the UK contains guarantees that the UK remains a signatory to fundamental human rights protections. You can donate to the campaign here.

89up wins major PR contract with King's College London
21.12.2016

89up joins a select group of PR agencies who have been awarded framework contracts in £2 million deal.