Tag Archives: charity

Being The Story 2017

Logo 2017

If you follow me on Twitter you’ll have seen me talking about Being The Story, describing it as the most inspiring event I had attended last year. As an aside, at least one person did because they introduced themselves to me at the event, explaining my tweets had prompted them to sign up. Which is […]

MissionBox: A new resource for charities

Mission Box

Sharing information is something the third sector does brilliantly well, in my opinion. In the years I have been working for and with charities, I have received so much support from colleagues, even those from ‘competitor’ organisations. From straightforward questions about record-keeping to inspiring discussions about fundraising events or PR campaigns, I value the experience […]

SMEX17 Reflections: Expert Citizens

Darren Murinas image courtest of Lankelly Chase

There are some names and phrases in the charity world which, to me, just don’t feel right. ‘Stakeholders’ is the obvious one, but words that collectively describe people supported by charities such as ‘beneficiaries’, ‘patients’ and ‘clients’ also wrinkle my nose. Which is why I’m so taken with the concept of Expert Citizens and why […]

Resources to help small charities ace social media

You can make everything look better with Canva (just go easy on the inspirational quotes, yeah-)

This week I spoke to a group of small charities and non-profits at an event held at Christchurch University in Canterbury. It was part of a wider programme which is looking at the transformative potential of social media and it was great to meet so many enthusiastic staff and volunteers from across Kent. There was great interest […]

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