The Ultimate Guide to Marketing your Charity - Speakers

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Jonathan Bird

Head Honcho at Delivered Social

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Jon built Delivered Social to be a ‘true’ marketing agency for businesses that think they can’t afford one. A dedicated marketer, international speaker and proven business owner – Jon’s a fountain of knowledge – after he’s had a cup of coffee that is.

If you’d like to work with a company where size does not matter then Delivered Social is the marketing agency for you.

Georgie Wishart

Freelance Content Creator at Plant Based Digital

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After spending years working for charities, I decided to branch out and offer my creative skills to as many organisations as I could. I am passionate about fighting the climate crisis, improving animal welfare and human rights issues.

I have:
6+ years digital experience
7+ years in marketing and communications
15 years in photography and video experience

I have experience working in both corporate and non-profit environments - from restaurants to animal charities. I love to use different media to create exciting and engaging content for all types of audiences.

Vic Elizabeth Turnbull

Founder MIC media, MIC’s Podcast Club & Pods Up North

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Vic is the founder of podcast production and training social enterprise MIC media. Their recent clients include the National Football Museum, where they produced the successful ‘Quite Unsuitable for Females’ women’s podcast that featured as #1 on Apple Podcasts New and Noteworthy, BBC R4, The Guardian and The Times. Their other clients include Co-op, Manchester City Council, Plan UK and UnLtd.

In 2023 and 2022 she was named as one of the Top 100 Women in Social Enterprise by Pioneers Post and Natwest. In 2022 the accolades continued when MIC media won Silver at the Audio Production Awards and was nominated in the Manchester Culture Awards.

She’s a judge for the British Podcast Awards, The International Women’s Podcast Awards and the Manchester Publicity Association (MPA) Awards.

Vic, who was nominated for a British Podcast Award in 2020, founded MIC’s Podcast Club, a community for podcasters that has over 1,200 global members. She’s also the co-founder and Director of Pods Up North, a conference for podcasters.

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Joe Barrell,

Principal and Founder, Eden Stanley

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Joe is a specialist in insight-driven strategy development, across brand, communications, fundraising and advocacy – and has oversight of all Eden Stanley’s work, ensuring uncompromising quality and rigorous thinking.

His background is in nonprofit senior management, including as communications director at Save the Children. A regular public speaker on public engagement and social attitudes, Joe has written several publications for the sector, including the books Make it Matter and Who Cares.

Eileen Browne

Training Consultant, DSC

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Eileen joined DSC in January 2018, and having worked within the commercial teams in charities and social enterprises brought a wealth of experience of generating income and delivering high quality services into the DSC Sales team.

Eileen’s many years’ experience as a trainer in both the commercial and 3rd sectors was then employed as she became a member of the Training team, designing, updating, producing, retailing and delivering courses and workshops.

Eileen enjoys being part of a team that is genuine, professional and totally committed to building sustainable charities with well trained, confident trustees, employees and volunteers.

Paul Brollo

Associate Consultant

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Paul is passionate about language and self-expression. He believes in the power of words to create our reality and in our fundamental right to say what we think and feel. He also believes we can co-exist with each other while we search for the answers to the most fivimportant questions in our lives.

He supports writers at work to know their readers; to be clear about their intentions; and to create understanding and co-operation in their work and lives.

He explores all sides of the debate around gender, language and politics, and he can show you how to exercise your right to speak without infringing on the rights of others.

Gabriella Poznansky

Digital Content and Communications Officer, DSC

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Gabriella joined DSC in 2021 and she is responsible for our communications.

The thing that Gabriella loves about working for DSC is helping incredible charities get the help they deserve.

Jay Kennedy

Director of Policy and Research, DSC

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Jay Kennedy is DSC’s Director of Policy and Research and has overall responsibility for DSC’s policy, campaigns and research. He leads the team that researches funding information for DSC’s well-known funding guides and websites.

Jay has held a number of different roles since joining DSC in 2003, including researching government funding for charities, project managing one of DSC’s fundraising websites, and acting as a policy officer and media spokesperson. Jay often represents DSC at various forums, networks and events.

George Knight

Training Consultant, DSC

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George joined DSC at the beginning of 2017 and, having previously led the sales and customer service teams, moved into training at the start of 2020.

He trains in Management & Leadership, Fundraising, Personal Development, Project Management and Wellbeing. He has extensive experience in helping organisations make positive changes to how they approach social change.

He is also qualified as a Mental Health First Aider, with additional time spent studying Psychosis. The favourite part of his role is knowing that the work DSC performs has a major impact on both the charities and individuals that we are able to serve.

Dr Wanda Wyporska

CEO, Black Equity Organisation (BEO)

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The Black Equity Organisation (BEO), a national civil rights organisation launched in 2022 to tackle systemic racism in the UK, Dr Wanda Wyporska is its new Chief Executive Officer.

Dr Wyporska joins BEO from the Society of Genealogists, where she is the outgoing Chief Executive. She is also the former Executive Director of The Equality Trust where she led the work of the organisation in its mission to improve the quality of life in the UK by reducing social and economic inequalities.

Dr Wyporska has a wealth of experience leading charitable and social justice organisations. Her expertise lies in shaping and leading strategic campaigns, managing teams and spearheading programmes to raise awareness of economic and social inequalities and diversity issues.

Danyele Higgins

Head of Social Media, National Trust

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Danyele (she/her) is the head of social media at the National Trust, having worked previously in both agency and non-profit settings in a range of digital marketing roles. She’s passionate about engaging people through stories, and believes in an audience-first approach in all things comms!