Calling all Scottish Charities!
Today we are launching our Shout Louder campaign to give Scottish charities the chance to raise awareness of their work by providing free consultancy support.
We have been active in helping charities for over 10 years with pro-bono communications support and we are now seeking applications from interested charities who would benefit from our communications support.
Previous charities who we have worked with include Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity, Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice, Business Beats Cancer and most recently The Simon Community and Action for Children.
Lorraine McGrath, Chief Executive of The Simon Community said: “Since 2017 we’ve been delighted to have the support of the Perceptive team in shaping and communicating what we do. As a team they’ve brought a level of talent and ability far beyond what we could bring but more than that they are a team who obviously share our values and desire to make a positive difference to people’s lives. From the outset the team has enabled us to increase our reach and impact resulting in not just more donations and partnerships but the right kind. They have been hands on in supporting us meet the challenges of people who have very complex needs and often low expectation.”
Action for Children’s Corporate and Major Donor Fundraising Manager, Grant McFarlane, said: “Perceptive Communicators support for Action for Children has been hugely worthwhile and appreciated and we’ve been extremely grateful to be the agency’s most recent nominated charity partner alongside the Simon Community.
“Over the months working with the team we’ve appreciated several great opportunities and networking event thanks to Perceptive. We’ve benefited greatly from Perceptive’s social media expertise, to help Action for Children Scotland improve how we communicate with our supporters and the broader community through the various channels available.”
Julie Moulsdale, Managing Director of Perceptive Communicators, said: “We have been privileged to provide pro-bono communications support to organisations like The Simon Community and Action for Children who are making a difference to people’s lives in Scotland every day. We are delighted that our support has made a positive impact for these charities. By harnessing our expert communications skills, we hope to maximise the impact to help the chosen charity to achieve their future goals.”
To date, we have provided social media training and strategy support, PR campaign and copywriting support to our nominated charities which were selected by the team here at Perceptive.
The range of communications support on offer includes media training, campaign planning, PR support, social media training, copywriting and communications audit. We will donate a day of each of our employees’ time annually to the chosen charity, so a total of nine days over a year.
To apply for the Shout Louder campagin, charities should provide the following in 500 words in total or less:
- Name and brief overview of the organisation
- Contact name and contact number and email address
- Current communications activities and resources (including any agency support)
- Clear objectives for the pro-bono communications support from Perceptive – what do you want to achieve as a result of this support
- What services/support would like from Perceptive (up to nine days communications support) eg media training, PR strategy, media relations, copywriting, social media training, social media strategy and content, communications audit etc
- Timing of the support required
- How the impact of this support will be measured
- Details of any specific campaigns or projects that will be active during the coming year and the timing of these
Applications should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org and the deadline to apply is Friday 30th August