South West Regional Group Seminar: CharityComms

Where: CAADA (Bristol), 3rd Floor Maxet House 28 Baldwin Street, Bristol, BS1 1NG

When: 10 June 2011 1:00pm to 3:00pm

As a charity communicator based in the South West, would you benefit from attending regular learning and networking events with other charity communicators from your region?
Then why not join CharityComms at a new regular quarterly seminar for charity professionals in the South West of England.

Here, you’ll get the opportunity to: • Be inspired and learn from examples of industry best practice. • Hear from sector experts about successful communications campaigns. • Network with like-minded peers who understand the challenges of communicating both nationally and regionally. The group is being led by Samantha Brown, Head of Communications at Coordinated Action Against Domestic Abuse (CAADA) and Sally Hems Managing Director at Oakleaf Communications. Each two-hour seminar features three presentations packed with insights, information, ideas and practical tips, as well as a networking break and time for questions. Details for the first meeting: Topic: Bringing Stories To Life Using Video & Best Practice Portraying Beneficiaries: • Producing cost effective, online videos to bring your communications to life We’ll hear from two leading South West charities that have produced in-house videos cost-effectively and with great results. Dawn Vincent, Communications Manager, The Donkey Sanctuary and Gill Harrison, Press & PR Manager, Sustrans will show how videos have helped them achieve communications aims, outlining their chosen approach, equipment used, dissemination via social media and feedback from supporters. • Best practice in how to portray beneficiaries Vicky Browning, Director, CharityComms will outline the findings from a six-month project around developing a best practice approach to portraying beneficiaries. This includes use of pictures and language through to developing and protecting case studies. Sam Brown, Head of Communications at CAADA will share her experiences of successfully dealing with the national media using highly sensitive case studies requiring anonymity and protection.

Places are limited so please book now to avoid disappointment.

For more information on the programme and format for the day and to book your place, please click here:

Entry Cost: FREE for CharityComms members / £30 + VAT for non-members

Posted by: Lally Pearson | 19-05-2011

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