Membership FAQs

How to make the most of your CharityComms membership

What types of membership do you offer?

  • Organisational membership – for a charity or nonprofit’s whole comms team (no limit to the number of people you can sign up). Starting at £169 (based on income).
  • Individual membership – for individual freelancers, sole traders or professionals working solo / as part of a small charity comms team. £84 annually.
  • Corporate partnership – for suppliers to the charity sector to promote your services and associate your brand with best practice. Rates start at £350.

Not sure if your charity / nonprofit is already a member?

Check our list of current members. If your charity is already an organisational member and you’d like to be added to their subscription, just email Sarah Clarke with your name and job title. Don’t forget to let us know which special interest group networks you would like to join!

How do I sign up?

You can sign up for any of our membership options via our online sign up form or contact us directly (sarah.clarke@charitycomms.org.uk / 0207 426 8881) and we can sign you up and send you an invoice.

What payment options are there?

When you’re signing up online, you can either pay us directly by credit /debit card or you can opt for an invoice and pay us by BACs or cheque.

How do I renew my membership?

You’ll be sent renewal notifications when your membership is two months away from your lapse date with a link to follow to an online renewal form. You can renew at any point before your membership is due to lapse. Alternatively you can renew online here via our online form or contact us directly (sarah.clarke@charitycomms.org.uk / 0207 4268881) and we can process it for you.

How do I get my membership discount when booking onto events?

All our event bookings are done via an online booking form on our website. We identify you as a member of CharityComms via your email address. To start an event booking you need to enter your email address and our system will recognise you as a member and automatically apply your membership discount to the booking. We need to have your details on our database in order for us to recognise you – if we don’t, please contact Sarah Cutress who’ll add you: sarah.cutress@charitycomms.org.uk.

How do I sign up for the Peer Support Scheme?

Our Peer Support Scheme is available exclusively to our organisational members. To apply, complete the online sign-up form and our system will recognise you via your email address.

Do I have a membership login? Is there a membership log-in area on the website?

Our members do not need a log-in to access membership benefits and we don’t have a dedicated membership area on our website.

What kind of events do you have?

We put on lots of different events throughout the year covering a whole range of comms topics. You can see our full event calendar here. And you can read about all the different types of events we run here.

What discounts do members get on events?

  • All seminars and UK-wide groups (Bristol, Manchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Cardiff) are free for members.
  • All special interest groups (PR Network, Creatives Group, Internal Comms Group, Brand Breakfast, Heads of Digital, Campaign Network, Social Media Network) are free (and exclusive) for members.
  • Conferences cost £175+vat for organisational and individual members, and £220+vat for corporate partners (these are heavily discounted flat-rates).

Accessing our seminars via Periscope

All members can also access our seminars remotely via Periscope. 

Fortnightly membership eNews

We send out a fortnightly membership email newsletter with the latest news from CharityComms, the sector and membership benefits. To join the mailing list or check that you’re already signed up please contact Sarah Cutress on sarah.cutress@charitycomms.org.uk.

Special interest group mailing lists

We have dedicated mailing lists for our special interest groups: PR Network, Creatives Group, Internal Comms Group, Brand Breakfast, Campaign Network, Heads of Digital and Social Media Network. When an event opens, we send invitations out directly to these groups first. To join the mailing list or check that you’re already signed up please contact Sarah Cutress on sarah.cutress@charitycomms.org.uk.

UK-wide mailing lists

We have dedicated mailing lists for our UK-wide groups: North West, South West, Midlands, Scotland and Wales. When an event opens, we send invitations out directly to these groups first. To join these mailing lists or check that you’re already signed up please contact Sarah Cutress on sarah.cutress@charitycomms.org.uk.