Tag Archives: charity

Five things I say most weeks

Image of t-shirts on a washing line. One is printed with the caption Dilemma? Dial Gemma

I recently replied to a post that Sarah Browning shared on LinkedIn where she asked her network what their clients remember from them when they’re not there. It was prompted by a comment from one of Sarah’s clients about hearing her voice while writing a comms strategy. It got me thinking about the phrases I use most […]

Micro-volunteering Day

Microvolunteering - Post Pals - April 2020

Over the last few years, to coincide with Micro-volunteering Day, I have written posts highlighting some of the opportunities that exist for those of us who find that time, health, mobility or simply desire, are barriers to more traditional volunteering. This year’s post feels even more pertinent. We’re living through a global pandemic during which […]

Lessons for storytellers from Labour’s party political broadcast

Screengrab of the latest Labour Party party political broacast

The Labour Party’s latest party political broadcast aired last night. The documentary-style film tackles the impact of cuts in local communities and demonstrates the power of strong storytelling. Taking political views out of the equation, and watching it purely from the perspective of critiquing it, the film reinforces the importance of some communications cornerstones: Striking […]

Digital do’s and don’ts from SMEX18

SMEX 18 - Livestreaming

‘Amplifying our stories’ was the theme of the sixth annual Social Media Exchange (SMEX) which took place this week. SMEX is a day of masterclasses and shorter talks aimed at helping charities and non-profits to embrace digital storytelling. After a quick sing-song (something of a trademark for events organised by Jude Habib and her sounddelivery […]

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