Like most people in the charity sector, I get a real kick out of helping others. That’s why last October, I joined the University of Aberdeen’s Mentoring Programme as an alumni mentor. I was matched with Jasmin, a twenty-four year old postgraduate student in the sociology of religion, who was keen to pursue a career […]Read more "Mentoring: How to Become a Charity Champion"
Whilst many will remember 2016 as a year of social and political unrest, I’d like to take some time to reflect on some of the good stuff that’s happened. These are my personal highlights: 1. Freelancing Starting up as a freelancer in 2016 has been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I’ve met […]Read more "2016: A year of challenges "
‘There are no Pokéballs in your bag’: the pop-up that every Pokémon trainer dreads receiving. Especially when you’re at an event surrounded by the fictional creatures. It’s not often that you spend a Wednesday evening surrounded by people dressed as Pikachu; yet there I was, at Edinburgh Zoo’s first ever #PokémonGO event, trying (and failing […]Read more "Ready, Set, #PokémonGO!"
As the tagline goes, ‘you gotta catch them all’. Originally, this post was going to be about how Scottish charities are once again setting the bar high by utilising the latest internet craze to hit the UK, Pokémon GO. Instead, it’s turned into a chronicle of woefully missed opportunities. Firstly, it’s worth explaining what Pokémon […]Read more "How Scottish charities are using Pokémon Go to their advantage"
As the new Communications, Engagement and Events Coordinator for the Euan MacDonald Centre for MND Research, I recently ran my first ever campaign for MND Awareness Month, #BeatMND. Read on to find out my key takeaways… No. 1: You don’t need to spend a fortune to run a successful campaign. After years of working with […]Read more "What MND Awareness Month taught me about campaigning"