Think tank

Fabian Society

London, United Kingdom

The Fabian Society is Britain's left of centre think tank and political society, committed to creating the political ideas and policy debated which can shape the future of progressive politics. With over 300 Fabian MPs, MEPs, Peers, MSPs and AMs, the Society plays an unparalleled role in linking the ability to influence policy debates at the highest level with vigorous grassroots debate among its growing membership of over 7000 people, 70 local branches meeting regularly throughout Britain and a vibrant Young Fabian section organizing its own activities. The Society is unique among think tanks in being a thriving, democratically-constituted membership organization, affiliated to the Labor Party but organizationally and editorially independent. For over 120 years Fabians have been central to every important renewal and revision of left-of-centre thinking. The Fabian commitment to open and participatory debate is as important today as ever before as it explores the ideas, politics and policies which will define the next generation of progressive politics in Britain, Europe and around the world.

Contact details

Website:
http://www.fabian-society.org.uk/

Address:
61 Petty France, Westminster, London, SW1H 9EU, UK,

Country:
United Kingdom

Sub-region:
Northern Europe

Areas of focus

Geographics of focus
UK
Operating languages
English

Organisation details

Institutional affiliations
Political party/figure
Year founded
1884
Age (years)
Fabian Society
137 
United Kingdom average
 35
Global average
 31
Founded by
Founders: Edward R. Pease, Edith Nesbit, Hubert Bland, Frank Podmore
Founder gender: Both male and female founders
Leadership
Leader(s) (2019): Nick Butler, Lord Dubs, Baroness Hayter, Dame Margaret Hodge MP, Lord Kinnock, Sadiq Khan, Christine Megson, Baroness Thornton, Giles Wright.
Leader gender: Both male and female (more than one person)
Leader(s) (2016): Andrew Harrop
Leader gender: Male
Staff size
2019
Fabian Society
 9
United Kingdom average
 52
Global average
 120
2016
Fabian Society
 12
% Female staff
2019
Fabian Society
55% 
United Kingdom average
45% 
Global average
42% 
% Female researchers
2019
Fabian Society
33% 
United Kingdom average
32% 
Global average
34% 

Organisational performance

Publications
2015
Fabian Society
 27
United Kingdom average
 49
Global average
 156
Financials
2015
Fabian Society
 $1,051,818
United Kingdom average
 $9,804,227
Global average
 $55,910,158

Social

Likes (2019)
Fabian Society
 11,885
United Kingdom average
 14,307
Global average
 24,405
Likes (2016)
Fabian Society
 9,096
Twitter
Followers (2019)
Fabian Society
 49,509
United Kingdom average
 24,104
Global average
 15,113
Followers (2017)
Fabian Society
 44,739
Followers (2016)
Fabian Society
 40,907
Subscribers (2019)
Fabian Society
United Kingdom average
Global average
Followers (2019)
Fabian Society
 1,374
United Kingdom average
 5,498
Global average
 6,912

Data notes

Last updated: 12/02/2020
Rating of data accuracy (find out more): Authenticated
Data sources consulted: NIRA Think Tank Directory, Organisation´s entry in wikipedia, Organisation´s website
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