A message of support in these uncertain times

Dear All,

We are facing uncertain times and have had to radically change the way we live our lives.

Like many of you the CharityComms team are working remotely and over the coming weeks and months we will be putting all our efforts into continuing to provide the professional support you need.

We wanted to make sure you were kept up to date on everything so here’s a snapshot of what we’re working on right now:

  • We’re listening to our community and that’s why we partnered with the Media Trust on a survey to identify the main challenges you and the wider charity community are facing so that we can help deliver the support and resources you need. Take a look at the results here.
  • We’ll continue to bring you topical, practical knowledge and inspiration – sharing news, articles, tools and templates through our regular e-newsletter and the knowledge hub.
  • We’ll be looking for your stories from the front line – to build and share a picture of what’s happening out there and a sense of hope. So please get in touch with us and with journalists who can help amplify your voice.
  • We’re rapidly transforming our face to face events into a series of webinars – with presentations, panel discussions and networking opportunities too – so please keep a close eye on the events pages as we update them.
  • We’re appealing to all our partners – agencies and freelancers to get in touch – we know you will want to ramp up your support and share your expertise – whether that’s online training, articles, 1-1 support for charities or advice surgeries – we’d love to hear from you. A big thank you to those of you who have already been in touch.
  • We’re working with organisations across the sector to hold the Government to account and together we have launched the campaign #EveryDayCounts calling for emergency funding to ensure the survival of the sector and minimise the disruption to our vital work.
  • We know that working remotely and taking the lead on crisis comms brings pressure. One of our trustees Kirsty Marrin’s “Wellbeing guide for comms professionals” provides case studies from charities on how they look after wellbeing in their organisation. There are also tips and techniques from wellbeing experts and counsellors to help you build resilience and look after your mental health. 

We might not be able to meet you in person but we’re here to support you, so if you need advice or to bounce ideas around, please don’t hesitate to get in touch, the contact details for the team are here.

Best Wishes

Adeela Warley, CEO CharityComms