Blogging for CharityComms

CharityComms is the membership network for communications professionals working in UK charities. Every so often I write a blog for their Knowledge Hub on wordy type topics. Here's a selection. Making space and time for creative thinking While most of us would [...]


Five tips for briefing your charity copywriter

Good copywriters spend a lot of time talking. Sharing thoughts and ideas, making bad grammar jokes and, most importantly, asking their clients lots of challenging questions. So if you brief a writer and are met with silence, beware. It’s their [...]


What makes good feedback?

“Can we make the pig sexier?” “I’ll know what I want when I see it.” “Just jazz it up a bit.” These bits of feedback received by a network of designers, illustrators and art directors inspired a poster exhibition in Ireland. [...]


Creative ideas for charity communicators

“Why Don’t You Just Switch Off Your Television Set And Go Out And Do Something Less Boring Instead?” Many of us of a certain age will remember being given this advice, from the children’s TV show ‘Why Don’t You?’ Replace [...]