And if posts here are a little sparse in the coming weeks it will be because developing a campaign is only half the battle - you then have to make it happen (or, ideally, help others make it happen with you).
Currently my working life pre-launch is a little like this:
For now, though, here's a teaser for the two campaigns.
Ask your Assembly candidates to champion MND
We believe that politicians should understand the impact that MND has on people’s lives. And we know that this message will be loudest if it comes from local people.
That’s why we’re launching two campaigns this Spring:
- Every Breath Counts for this year's Northern Ireland Assembly elections
- MND Won’t Wait campaign for this year’s Welsh Assembly elections
Take action from March 9 at www.mndassociation.org/everybreath and www.mndassociation.org/mndwontwait
Please take a moment to e-mail your candidates in your constituency to champion MND in the Assembly and in the community.
Want to do more?
If you have a little more time, you might want to send candidates a personal letter, join in the campaign on social media, and perhaps ask a politician a question if you meet them.
An action guide and resources to do all that and more, as well as our Every Breath Counts and MND Won’t Wait policy briefings, will be available at
www.mndassociation.org/everybreath and www.mndassociation.org/mndwontwait
And if you have any questions about the campaigns, contact Tim Atkinson, Campaigns Manager on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01543 415121.