ChangeStar Organisations

I set up ChangeStar in 2006. It is a social change agency helping good causes connect with people to do good things – including giving money, campaigning, volunteering and changing their behaviour. I wanted to develop an agency that enabled me to work with the causes I really cared about, and make a real difference
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Life Squared Organisations

I set up Life Squared in 2008.  It is a not-for-profit organisation helping people to learn the art of living, within the complexity and pressure of the modern world. We have already helped many thousands of people to do this through our publications, courses, ideas and projects, and our work has been praised by figures
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Ad Brake Organisations

I co-founded Ad Brake in 2013, and now keep an advisory role. It is the national organisation that aims to reduce the influence of advertising on people’s lives and stop its creep into further areas of society. Consumerism is one of the strongest forces affecting our lives in the modern world. Every day we are surrounded
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CND – communications strategy Consultancy

CND was reliant on its individual supporters for both its income and its success as a campaigning organisation. It needed a more planned and co-ordinated approach to get the most out of its relationships with these people, as well as the public at large. The nature of, and possibilities for, CND’s public-facing work was also changing with
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CTC – campaigns away day Workshops

CTC, the national cycling charity, asked me to devise and run an awayday to help it plan its campaigning strategy in the year ahead. The participants were a diverse group from across the organisation, and we wanted to give everyone the chance to stand back from their daily roles and have some space to think
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Rethink – communications workshop Workshops

Rethink Mental Illness wanted to encourage a range of departments (including fundraising, communications and campaigning) to work more closely together, help them to understand each other’s work and train them to write better communications. I ran an interactive one day workshop to help participants write better copy and direct response communications – from emails to
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BHA – strategy development Consultancy

The British Humanist Association had a reasonable-sized membership and supporter base but their fundraising, campaigning and communications to individuals were not as co-ordinated or effective as they could be. They asked me to help them address this. Following interviews and research within BHA I developed a comprehensive fundraising, campaigns and communications plan that provided an integrated approach
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TW CAT Organisations

TW CAT is a charity fundraising agency (now called On Agency). I joined the founder, Tim Walker, as the agency’s first member of staff in 1999 and within a 3 year period I planned and executed a 20-fold growth in turnover – making it a multi-million pound organisation and one of the country’s fastest-growing charity
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