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Kellie Smith

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Kellie Smith is a freelance copywriter, editor and proofreader, with over seven years of communications and content experience with charities. Before working in the third sector, Kellie worked in journalism and copywriting across a range of trade and consumer titles.

Time to start thinking about your social calendar
4 February 2020
Having a content calendar in place will keep you organised and save you time. Rather than spending each day thinking about what you're going to post, you can schedule your content in advance...
22 August 2018
Whether you’re a seasoned home worker, work a regular day a week at home or do the odd day at your dining room table, here are some tips to make the most out of your time...
20 March 2018
Having a healthy work life balance, where we fit in the things we enjoy doing around our busy jobs, is essential. It makes us happy, keeps us motivated, and stops stress and burnout.
13 February 2018
Networking: It’s a bit like Marmite — you either love it or hate it. But the difference is we all know it’s a good thing to do. It helps you to make new contacts, develop new ideas and progress your career. Here are some top tips for making the most of networking events and conquering […]
18 July 2017
As the world around us evolves, it’s important to keep track of the changing landscape and understand how this affects your charity’s service users. That way you’ll stay relevant and on message. As communicators, it’s important to continue reviewing your brand to make sure you’re appealing to your target audience. Brook, a charity supporting young […]
21 March 2017
Whether you produce a separate trustees’ annual report or a document combining fundraising activities and finances with case studies and achievements, you need to be aware of the new fundraising rules in force. Larger charities that fundraise from the public and have accounts audited now need to include extra information about fundraising in their trustees’ […]
29 September 2016
Understanding the key qualities of a strong communications team will enable you to deliver effective comms, build the profile of your charity and secure buy-in from colleagues. Having won the Third Sector Award 2016 for Communications Team of the Year, domestic abuse charity Refuge proves that being a small team doesn’t stop you making an impact. […]
7 February 2012
As you would expect from a communications campaign, the planning and preparation for our Christmas project started well before the festive season. In fact, the idea was conjured up last July. We planned to build an online Christmas advent calendar that would capture the festive memories of older guests who attend Contact the Elderly tea […]