During my career I've been fortunate enough to work with, and be mentored by, some very skilled and knowledgeable individuals. I'm a great believer in the concept of 'paying it forward' and support local charities by sharing my marketing skills and expertise, giving them access to a resource that's free but professional.
CVA are the charity that helps charities and works with over 500 based in Chester. Offering a wide range of support services, CVA can help community groups set up, connect and flourish through their knowledge and links along with the help of local businesses.
I'm a Skill Share partner with CVA, providing professional marketing skills and expertise free of charge to local charities that would otherwise not be able to afford them. I've been partnering with the CVA for just over 2 years and thoroughly enjoy the work I get involved in through them.
This charity offers easy to access daytime activities for older people in rural West Cheshire, helping to reduce their feelings of isolation and loneliness.
They are keen to attract more volunteers and additional funding so they can extend their services and support for older people further. I am working with them to increase their profile by developing a clearer brand identity and giving them the tools to showcase this in a more consistent way amongst their target audiences.
NMC provides NeuroMuscular Centre is the centre of excellence for adults with muscular dystrophy, offering specialist physiotherapy, support, training and job opportunities.
I worked with the NMC on their social media planning, identifying ways to develop a more structured approach and utilising content in multiple ways to save time and effort.
This provides creative job opportunities for people with muscular dystrophy and operates as a commercial enterprise servicing large and small companies.
I worked with NMC Design and Print, helping them to create a longer term online marketing plan with targets and timescales that promoted them as a separate and commercial entity to NMC the charity.