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"
This month, I was lucky enough to be treated to a mini-trip to London for my thirtieth birthday by my wonderful wife, Laura. So, what to do with our precious time? Having visited the city many times for work in the past year, I wasn’t in a rush to get to Westminster. In fact, we […]Read more "Forty eight hours later: London in a Nutshell"
One thing you should know about me: I am an idiot. There’s not a day that goes by that I don’t say or do the wrong thing, or get involved in some sort of hilarious mishap. As a child I boarded a bus without my skirt, which had fallen off mid-run to the bus stop. […]Read more "Top tips for keeping your social media content fresh"
Like most people, I’m not a fan of junk mail – whether it’s a takeaway menu on a Monday night when I’m trying to be healthy, or a gas company looking to sell me their wares, it usually goes straight into the recycling. With one important exception. I always look forward to receiving mail from Cath […]Read more "What can Cath Kidston Teach Fundraisers?"
I am, as many of my friends describe me, the Queen of the awkward. There’s not a day that goes by that I don’t say or do the wrong thing, or get involved in some sort of hilarious mishap. In my first week in my new post at Lothian Autistic Society, I managed to wrongly […]Read more "A terrifying volunteering experience"