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Creatives Group – Keeping teams creatively refreshed while working remotely

Creatives Group
Available On-Demand

Free and exclusive to CharityComms members and corporate partners

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This event took place on 3 September 2020 and all registered delegates were sent direct access details for the recordings. Please only book your place here if you missed the event the first time round.

This on demand event is free and exclusive to CharityComms members and corporate partners.

If you are a CharityComms member, you can watch these presentations for free by clicking ‘attend event’ above and registering your details. You will automatically be sent the link to the video and the password. Contact us if you have any problems accessing the videos.

If you aren’t a CharityComms member, why not consider becoming a member? 

We know that keeping teams creatively refreshed while working remotely is a tall order. How do you keep creating while working apart and through a pandemic? We’ll be exploring these themes together, along with sign-posting you to some great resources. 

Welcome & Housekeeping

Vanessa Weddell 
head of events, CharityComms

Interview: How Door 22 Creative keep their team creatively refreshed

Vanessa Weddell sits down with Emma Nicol to hear how Door 22 Creative have been keeping their teams creatively refreshed while working remotely since 2015. Emma will share her top tips and some helpful resources too. 

Door 22 Creative is a creative agency working with organisations who care. Helping small ambitious teams make a big difference. The agency has evolved into an empowered, creative and happy team built on trust and honesty. They give creativity the best environment to thrive.

Emma Nicol 
creative director, Door 22 Creative

Vanessa Weddell 
head of events, CharityComms

Travel through your ears - the story of Radio Lento

Lockdown inspired Madeleine Sugden to co-found Radio Lento. Using her partner’s library of unedited field recordings, they launched Radio Lento in April. Twenty-five episodes later with 2000 downloads, their 15-60 minute episodes of sound postcards from beautiful places have given people a way to switch off / relax / travel through their ears. Madeleine, whose day job is a charity digital consultant, will talk about the creative steps involved and the different ways the podcast has helped people through this time.

Madeleine Sugden 
co-founder of Radio Lento, freelance

Breakout discussions

We’ll use breakout rooms for peer-to-peer discussions

Five top tips to help teams stay creative

Faith from Creative Concern shares what’s worked well over the last few months to help marketing and creative teams stay creative, improve brainstorm sessions and keep coming up with great ideas, even when home working means we can’t all be together. 

Faith Bulleyment
business director, Creative Concern


Before we say goodbye, we’ll sign-post you to some useful resources. You’ll also have an opportunity to tell us about any resources that you need. 

Vanessa Weddell 
head of events, CharityComms

About the Creatives Group

This networking group is for professionals working in in-house creative teams (of one or more people) within UK charities and not-for-profits. It’s a gathering of creative leads, editors, publications managers, designers, production folk, content producers and more.

The group meets three times a year to focus on a common challenge. The format of the meetings is one or two presentations on a specific topic, followed by small group discussions, providing a combination of best practice and peer-to-peer sharing.

The events give you the chance to meet your peers, compare notes on workplace practices and share successes, ideas, challenges and inspiration. The group is designed to encourage networking and peer to peer support, sharing issues in a ‘safe’ environment.

If you’d like to be one of the first to hear about these events, please email  to be added to the mailing list.

If you’re interested in presenting at a future event or joining the steering group, please contact Vanessa.