If you are interested in opening up specific contracts or demanding that your government to demonstrate their commitment to open contracting by endorsing the open contracting principles and/or passing legislation, we invite you to join our community of open contracting campaigners fighting to open up government contracts all over the world. Find out how you can launch a local or national Stop Secret Contracts Campaign below!
The first step to launching a successful local campaign is to find an appropriate target.
Work with your local community to determine whether you want to open a specific contract or lobby your government to endorse the Open Contracting Global Principles and make a commitment to open up all public contracts.
Start a discussion with your local community to decide who is the most appropriate target for your campaign – the mayor, the prime minister, or your local representative?
Work with the community to write the campaign teaser and launch the campaign on change.org. Your campaign description should answer the following questions:
Join our Stop Secret Contracts mailing list to discuss campaign strategies and open contracting with other local campaigners.
Once you have launched the campaign, it is essential to develop a social media strategy in order to promote the campaign beyond your network. Here are a few suggestions of ways that you can promote your campaign:
Experiment with innovative ways to increase engagement: