Category Archives: Publications

Your guide to charity annual reviews 2016: 6 ingredients

  For some charity communicators, the very idea of creating this year’s annual review will send shivers down your spine. After all, didn’t you just sign the last one off a couple of months ago? For others, it’ll be an … Continue reading

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Charity writing: my 5 new year’s resolutions

I love new year’s resolutions. A chance to think about your goals for the year ahead, commit them to paper, to be revisited at the end of 2016. As well as the usual personal ones, I’ve been thinking about my … Continue reading

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Great charity writing: 8 top tips from the Charity Writing and Communications Training Days 2015

Were you one of the 170 people who came to the Charity Writing and Communications Training Days last month? The two-day event, which I organised with the Directory of Social Change, was packed full of inspiring speakers, talking about everything … Continue reading

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Innovative charity annual review ideas

Your annual review is probably your charity’s flagship publication. It has the biggest budget, takes the most time and involves the most people. It couldn’t be more important to get it right – but it’s easy to fall into the … Continue reading

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Revolutionise your publications – in an afternoon

Keeping creativity high can be tough for charity communicators. You produce the same publications, about the same subject, day after day. It’s easy to get stale. But it’s also easy to inject some zing back into your communications. There are … Continue reading

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Annual reviews: 10 questions charity writers should ask themselves

For most organisations, the annual review is your flagship publication. It has the biggest budget, takes the most time and involves the most people. There’s a lot at stake, so it’s worth doing some important scoping work up front to … Continue reading

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Your 7-step guide to good charity proofreading

You’ve spent months working on a publication. The copy is fantastic and your design looks great. The last thing you want is to send thousands of copies to print then spot a glaring error on page one. Good proofreading means … Continue reading

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What are your publications for?

Are you producing your charity newsletter, magazine, website and brochures because that’s what charities do? It’s surprising but true that many organisations spend huge resources and time creating media, marketing materials and publications without asking before they begin: What is this … Continue reading

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