With thoughts turning to Christmas, and goodwill and charity towards all men [or presents and food, but we’ll skip past that], we thought it was about time to update on the progress made by the Third Sector PR and Comms Network. The group was inspired by the PR and Comms Network, but that’s as far as we can take any credit. Rob Dyson has enthusiastically driven it forwards, and here’s how they’ve been getting on:
Formed in May, ‘The third sector PR and Communications Network’ got a mention in PR Week back in July, and now has over 430 members, who are all PR’s, comms directors, fundraisers, journos and other movers and shakers in the industry.
Some top “facebook friends” are:
Andrew Bloch, co founder of Frank PR
David Wilcox, Social reporter / writer.
Howard Lake Director, Fundraising UK Ltd and editor of http://www.fundraising.co.uk
Helen Jane Beckett, Media Trust, Head of Communications
Jane Dawson – Media Connections Project Officer at Voluntary Action Media Unit
Peta Delahunty Media and PR Manager (Fundraising) Macmillan Cancer Support
Christina McGill Head of Communications, Breast Cancer Care
Jude Habib – SoundDelivery, Owner and Director.
The group’s first drinks and speed-networking event happened in London earlier this month, and we had a really good turnout, including reps from Media Trust, ex-BBC and freelance agents, British Royal Legion, Bliss, Marie Curie Cancer, Mind, Volunteering England and Make Your Mark, to name a few.
Media monitoring agency Clipability ensured no-one was left thirsty with their generous bar tab, and donated a bottle of champagne to a business card raffle.
Rob created the group in May 2007, after seeing an opportunity to harness charity comms professionals to network, support each other, socialise and share ideas and resources. If you want to know more drop me a line or visit the site.