We’ve identified the key challenges facing communications professionals in charities.
Our services are targeted at meeting the needs of our members to make sure CharityComms is an essential network for you, your team and your charity. We’re here to champion communications and the work of comms professionals, to share best practice and inspiration from across the sector and beyond, and to encourage connections between charity communicators to create a network of peers sharing ideas and experiences.
- Free seminars and networking groups (and exclusive access to live seminar broadcasts via Periscope)
- Low cost, high quality conferences
- Exclusive access and discounts to reports, best practice guides and benchmarks
- Need to find a trusted supplier or freelancer working in the sector? Have a look at our online directory
- Dedicated events covering different comms topics and levels of seniority
- Special interest groups: PR Network, Creatives Group, Brand Breakfast, Internal Communications Group, Heads of Digital, Campaign Network and Social Media Network
- Exclusive access to our Career Framework: a map of core comms competencies
- Access to our knowledge hub online
- Fundraising, policy and campaigns teams are all welcome to take advantages of benefits
- Peer support scheme – mentoring and one-off meetings (NOTE: from 28 May the Scheme will not be accepting new applications until September 2018)
- Advertise your jobs for free on our website and Twitter feed
- UK-wide events to engage staff across England and in Scotland and Wales
- Pub quiz social – opportunity to meet your peers in an informal setting over a drink and light-hearted quiz
- Inspiring Communicator Awards – celebrating amazing communicators in the charity sector
- Write for us – opportunities to contribute to our website, reports and best practice guides
- Speak at our events – build your charity’s brand within the sector by sharing your comms activites
- Let us shout about what you do through our social media – Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, SoundCloud, YouTube and SlideShare
- Access to What goes where? – our report analysing charity organograms and exploring the place of comms and digital within charities
- Best Practice Guides – covering a range of communications issues
- Make it Matter – exclusive member discount on our book Make it matter: creating communications strategies for the non-profit sector
- Digital Benchmark – discounted subscription to help you measure your digital success
Annual subscription fees
The amount your organisation pays to become a member of CharityComms depends on its turnover:
|Your organisation’s annual turnover||Annual subscription|
|£10 million +||£3,449+vat|
|£5 – 10 million||£1,698+vat|
|£2 – 5 million||£874+vat|
|£1 – 2 million||£338+vat|
|Below £1 million||£169+vat|
What our members say
It’s impossible to overstate the impact CharityComms has had on the sector, and specifically on the profile of comms within it. It has been an incredibly positive agent for change, a creative forum for ideas, a sounding board for shared problems and a catalyst for accelerating the development of comms skills and knowledge.
deputy director of marketing and communications,
Teenage Cancer Trust
We love the free seminars, reduced price conferences and the mentoring programme. As a big charity with a large comms team, it’s a cost-effective way to supplement our training budget.
director of marketing and engagement,
British Heart Foundation
Through CharityComms we meet fellow professionals, build relationships and learn from the creativity and expertise of others. We contribute to the thinking of colleagues and are rewarded with a more informed, rounded and motivated marketing and communications team. Times are hard and we struggle with cost efficiencies. This is one area of expenditure we will maintain. We see membership as an investment in our future.
chief executive officer,
Royal London Society for Blind People