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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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 design

Luke is a graphic designer and head of creative design 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 design
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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 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.

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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.

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."