Do you work in communications for a third sector organisation in the Midlands? Would you like to meet other comms professionals, swap industry news and share best practice?
CharityComms, the membership network for communications professionals working in UK charities, is setting up a Midlands Networking Group and they want to hear from anyone who would like to be involved.
As a freelancer based in Birmingham, I find that it’s often easy to miss out on the many events, training and networking opportunities that are available in London. Unless it’s a big conference or client meeting, the time and cost required to travel to an event there are usually prohibitive.
While many professional membership bodies focus on catering for their members within the M25, CharityComms is focused on providing for its members based elsewhere too, through its regional group events and live streaming of seminars.
The existing North West and South West Regional Groups bring together comms professionals in the region to discuss timely comms topics, compare notes and share ideas, challenges and inspirations.
I would like to see this happening in the Midlands too. There are hundreds of charities based in the region, as well as freelancers who, like me, would jump at the chance to attend some relevant local events. CharityComms have kindly agreed to pilot a regional networking event in Birmingham and would like to hear from anyone interested in coming along.
If you would like to join the new CharityComms Midlands Networking Group, contact CharityComms events co-ordinator Harriet Smith, to sign up to the mailing list and request discussion topics.