Giving power to your stories through visual storytelling

South West networking group
7 June 2019
13.30 - 16.00
CharityComms members / corporate partners*: free
Non-member charities: £30+vat
Corporate/public sector*: £60+vat

This venue is wheelchair accessible.

CLIC Sargent
4th floor
Lewins Mead

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In an era where comms is increasingly centred around imagery, the pressure is on to create compelling visual stories that connect with your audience. Whether you’ve got budget to play with or you’re working on a shoestring, we’ll be looking at how we can harness these opportunities to do justice to the stories we’re telling.

In this session, we’ll hear from charities that are using visual formats to share the stories of the people they support and champion the work they do. We’ll consider how you can make the most of visuals and create authentic, powerful comms at your organisation. We’ll hear from:

  • Emma Dixon, communications officer at Together for Short Lives on how they use photography to tell the powerful stories of the people they support and champion the day-to-day work of the charity.
  • Hannah Sweetnam, digital and web manager at Penny Brohn will tell us all about their garden tour; an interactive map of the garden, created to allow people to explore the grounds digitally which are the pride and joy of the charity.
  • Fiona Cromwell, marketing officer, Designability on how their user-submitted home videos have allowed the people they support to tell their own story.

We’d also love to hear from a charity sharing its stories through video – if you reckon your charity could be a good fit for this, please drop Robyn an email.

About the South West Networking Group

The South West Networking Group is a network of comms professionals working in UK charities and not-for-profit organisations in the South West of England and Wales.

Meeting three times a year in Bristol, each event focuses on a different comms topic with presentations, group discussions and networking. These events are a great opportunity 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’ and relaxed environment.

Booking will open approx. six weeks before the event. If you’d like to be one of the first to hear about these events, please email Sarah Cutress to be added to the mailing list.

If you’re interested in presenting at this event (or at a future event) or joining the steering group, please email Robyn Lewes.

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