Published: 12 May 2017

10 years of inspiring events and valuable resources

Image: CharityComms digital conference 2016

Over the last 10 years, our events stage has hosted inspiring talks about apps designed to support sex workers, how to set up a podcast, storytelling 101 and much more for our members. 

On top of that, we’ve put together robust reports and guides, to help you develop that all important crisis comms strategy, benchmark salaries in comms teams and our comprehensive guide to charity branding

As Chris Arnold, digital marketing officer at CABA says:

Being a CharityComms member and attending groups, seminars and conferences allowed you to do the work gathering up all the experts and put them in front of us. It’s saved me so much time and effort trying to find relevant courses and conferences, I’m safe knowing I can get most of my information through CharityComms.

We turned 10 this April, so to mark the occasion, our members told us what they value about our events and resources. For some, we just cover all the bases

I’ve personally benefited enormously – from support with restructuring my team, to applying learning about all manner of things – portraying beneficiaries, behaviour change campaigns, digital transformation, email marketing, audience segmentation. You name it, CharityComms has covered it.
Ian Fannon, deputy director of marketing and communications, Teenage Cancer Trust

A place to find, share and learn

Penny Brohn UK only has a three-person comms team, so CharityComms is an essential and indispensable tool for us to be seen and heard. It keeps us updated on the sector’s present and future/upcoming technologies, teaches us day-to-day practices and links us to others in the sector.
 
CharityComms’ conferences and seminars always include a plethora of high-calibre speakers; unite us with other charities, are tailored to our needs and successfully blend education and fun. The advice we’ve received has not only improved our communications, but also bolstered our fundraising and services output.
Jason Hulbert, press officer, Penny Brohn UK

Inspiring case studies and resources

In February 2014 I attended a CharityComms creatives group seminar on case studies and stories, and came back keen to change the way we communicated the stories of our beneficiaries. 

Inspired by the CharityComms event, I persuaded our senior staff and trustees that we needed to put young people’s stories at the heart of our work. Three years on, we now have a revamped website packed with music, videos and stories from young people, our team includes a dedicated content writer, and significantly, our fundraised income has increased by nearly 150%.
Sophie Appleby, communications manager, Youth Music

Continuing the celebrations

Keep an eye out for our communications benchmark, out soon, and our best charity communication campaign poll in July. We’ll also be hosting a special Inspiring Communicator Awards in November. Find out what we've got planned to celebrate our tenth anniversary.

Susheila Juggapah, digital content editor, CharityComms

Sushi joined CharityComms in September 2015 having previously worked at Concern Worldwide (UK). She manages CharityComms online communities and digital content. Sushi has worked with various charities and non-profits for the past five years, specialising in digital communications and online campaigning.