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Ellie Brown

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Ellie joined the CharityComms team as an intern in February 2010, and became Communications Officer in September. Her role involves promoting CharityComms services, as well as managing the content of the CharityComms website and their social media accounts. She runs, an online charity contacts book for journalists.

Before this, she studied History at the University of Cambridge. She volunteers with UK Feminista, a feminist campaigning organisation.

27 January 2012
Getting your stories into newspapers, magazines and television broadcasts is not an easy task. At CharityComms’ Editorial Skills for Charities Workshop, Karen Ackerman and Jo Waters led sessions on how to improve your communications with journalists and increase your chances of getting media coverage. Here are some top tips from the day. Tip 1. It’s […]
10 November 2011
The job market in the voluntary sector is the toughest it’s been for a number of years. I’m sure we’ve all come across somewhat terrifying figures of organisations receiving hundreds of applications for one role. So what can you do to develop your skills, and to communicate them to prospective employers? CharityComms’ Vicky Browning recently […]
1 November 2011
From social networking to apps – we all know that technological changes are having a radical impact on the way charities communicate with their audiences. The bearing that technological advances are having on people’s everyday behaviour can also present new opportunities for fundraising.   Data released by IMGR suggests that online shopping continues to grow – 13% of […]
24 February 2011
A strong internal Communications (IC) or employee engagement programme can boost productivity, motivate employees and build an organisation’s cohesiveness. However, IC and employee engagement sit in different places across different organisations, and not every charity has a dedicated team – or even person – for the task. Alongside this, there’s a problem of credibility: the […]
17 December 2010
From understanding your target audience to meeting the needs of service users, good marketing practice will help improve and strengthen your reputation and raise awareness of the work you do. Our Marketing on a Shoestring Conference aimed to give delegates expert advice from organisations that have direct experience of using limited resources to create big […]
20 May 2010
With the rise of social media and the expansion of the blogosphere, it’s becoming easier to get your organisation’s message out on its own terms. However, the power of traditional media – newspapers, magazines and television and radio broadcasts – remains strong, and coverage in any of these can have a profound effect on the […]
16 April 2010
Ellie Brown, from CharityComms, reports back from our branding event At a recent CharityComms seminar, Nick Futcher, Oxfam GB, gave a reminder of why brand is vital: it is a means to an end. Ensuring the coherence of your organisation’s image and message can make it appear stronger, more efficient and increase its impact. The […]
26 March 2010
How reacting quickly to breaking news helped Whizz-Kidz raise vital funds. Ellie Brown, communications officer at CharityComms reports Last night, BBC’s The One Show included a segment investigating "why 70,000 disabled children are waiting for the right wheelchairs". This question had been prompted by a recent advertising campaign by Whizz-Kidz, a charity dedicated to supporting […]