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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02034112889

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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 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
Head of design
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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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89up to event manage RSF Press Freedom Awards 2018
09.05.2018

89up is delighted to announce we will be the event managers for the Reporters Sans Frontières (Reporters Without Borders) Press Freedom Awards 2018 in London.

The ceremony will champion the cause of journalists who continue to speak to truth to power in some of the most politically-volatile and dangerous environments around the world.

89up appointed PR consultant to Fédération internationale des ligues des droits de l'homme
15.02.2018

FIDH - Fédération internationale des ligues des droits de l'homme has instructed 89up as it's PR consultant for a human rights campaign in early 2018. FIDH was founded in 1922, and is the second oldest international human rights organisation worldwide bringing together 184 member organisations in over 100 countries.

89up's CEO, Mike Harris was delighted with the appointment and stated, "it is important, now more than ever, that we work with international human rights organisations to amplify the issues that drive injustices around the world."

Report to detail Kremlin interference in 2016 EU referendum
10.02.2018

The first part of 89up's report - Putin’s Brexit? The influence of Kremlin media & bots during the 2016 UK EU referendum - has been reported in The Observer

Part two of 89up's report has been published in The Times.

89up working with Doteveryone to fight for a fairer internet
29.01.2018

Doteveryone was founded by Martha Lane Fox in 2015, and is a London-based think tank staffed by researchers, designers, technologists, and makers.

89up will be PR consultants to the Doteveryone team helping them tell the story of how technology is changing society, building proofs of concept to show how technology could be better for all, and provoking and delivering mainstream change.

89up Web Team appointed for London Design Festival
18.01.2018

89up has been appointed by the London Design Festival to provide design and CMS web services for their online platforms. The Festival celebrates and promotes London as the design capital of the world and will be returning to venues and institutions across the city from 15-23 September 2018.

The Royal Institution appoints 89up for Christmas Lectures
01.12.2017

The Royal Institution has awarded 89up the PR contract for it's annual Christmas Lectures which were first broadcast on television in 1936. Many world-famous scientists and science communicators have given the lectures since then, including Carl Sagan, David Attenborough, George Porter and Richard Dawkins.

89up will provide a PR and social media consultancy for 2017's lecture: The language of life by Professor Sophie Scott

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.