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 is available for free trials 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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martin@89up.org

Martin Barnard
Senior Developer

Martin has over twenty years of experience in programming and problem-solving with many years working for a major European casino. A full-stack developer working mainly with Python and Linux, he’s well-placed to lead our technical team. 

Martin Barnard
Senior Developer
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mansi@89up.org

Mansi Pandit-Trivedi
Developer

Mansi has worked in both public and private firms and has multicultural work experience. She has worked as a programmer/DevOps in fields from Bioinformatics to Pharmacology, Biochemistry, Agriculture and Meteorology. She has experience as a programmer/Devops working mainly with Python, Postgres, mysql and linux.

Mansi Pandit-Trivedi
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facundo@89up.org

Facundo Arias
Head of Web

He is in the middle of the front-end and back-end. As front-ender, he is expert in the use of HTML, CSS layout and programming with javascript. As back-ender, he studies and develops the content structure, programming in PHP and Drupal as a CMS/Framework.

“The Internet is a world without frontiers. Websites are the way for the people to get in”

Facundo Arias
Head of Web
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luke@89up.org

Luke Rossiter
Head of design

Luke is a graphic designer and head of design at 89up. Luke has completed design projects in branding, print, web, UX, illustration and animation for organisations ranging from international brands to charities and tech startups including London Design Festival, Age UK, Alcon, Boehringer Ingelheim, GMB Union, NHS, and Red Bull.

“For me visual communication is all about providing people with positive and memorable experiences, the kind that catch their attention and holds it for long enough for you to tell your story.”

Luke Rossiter
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sashy@89up.org

Sashy Nathan
Director of Advocacy

Sashy is General Counsel and directs our advocacy unit 89up Thinks, which produces insights on political and legal problems. Recent reports include press regulation, Brexit and EU rights and the compliance of international football governance with human rights. Sashy is also the co-founder of Commons, the not-for-profit law firm, having previously practised at Bindmans LLP, specialising in criminal cases with an international and human rights element.

Sashy Nathan
Director of Advocacy
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mike@89up.org

Mike Harris
CEO

Mike is the founder and CEO of 89up, Europe's first and biggest impact agency for civil society and non-profits and the co-founder of 90up, a creative and influencer agency. He is also the publisher and owner of Little Atoms, an award-winning magazine distributed globally and a podcast and online magazine enjoyed by a global audience of millions.

Mike has excellent political and media connections, with a strong knowledge of the workings of government and international bodies. His campaign experience delivering cross-party support for a new parliamentary bill; international human rights advocacy work engaging Hollywood celebrities that forced 3 banks to stop selling government bonds to support a dictatorship, leading the press and strategy for an Oscar-winning film, the exposure of lobbyists work for corrupt regimes and supporting the launch of multiple grassroots political movements.

Mike Harris
CEO
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Free Breakfast Briefings
14.09.2021

We’re rebooting our free breakfast briefing programme and inviting all charities and NGOs to our next series of themed events.

The first event will take place at 9.30am - 10.30am on Wednesday 29th and Thursday 30th September and is entitled ‘how to engage and work with influencers in the non-profit space’.

PR agency 89up expands by a third with new hires and client wins
09.08.2021
Agency goes carbon neutral, using new agritech climate technology. New 2,500 ft offices a 'Mark of intention' as89up comes home to Clerkenwell. Team grows from 25 to 30 with senior hires from Oxfam, Portland and GMB.
Democratic values are nothing if they are not universal
01.12.2020

On defending democracy in a new era

PR agency 89up expands with new hires and client wins across human rights, internet advocacy and third sector
01.07.2020

Purpose-driven agency 89up has won a string of new accounts, including tech advocacy group Internet Society, Brevio, a revolutionary platform for funders and the third sector and Fair Trials, the global criminal justice watchd

How The Brexit Party won the UK’s online battle for the European elections
30.06.2019

We analysed the performance of the UK’s political parties during the election campaign and, in doing so, uncovered greater detail about The Brexit Party’s social media strategy than has been previously reported anywhere else.

Download FULL Report HERE (pdf): How The Brexit Party won the UK’s online battle for the European elections

89up shortlisted for Campaigns for Good Awards' Agency of the Year
24.05.2019

We're very excited that 89up is a finalist for Agency of the Year at the Campaigns for Good Awards! 89up was founded to help good causes do great things, so it's fantastic to be recognised by PR Week, Campaign and Third Sector for our approach to comms with a conscience.

F-Secure appoints 90up to manage UK consumer communications
07.05.2019

Appointment expands 90up’s previous brief with Europe’s largest cybersecurity firm

89up named Boutique Agency of the Year at PRMoment awards
05.04.2019

A note from 89up CEO Mike Harris