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It’s always a challenging time for fundraisers, but as wages continue to fall behind inflation the generosity of the public is certainly being tested.
Bruised by scandals surrounding Oxfam and Save The Children, the way in which these huge organsiations manage their crisis communications in the media will be key to their continuing fortune. With the current focus on the sector there may also be opportunities for smaller charities with strong spokespeople to get their own messages out and continue to convince us to part with our hard earned cash.
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Media First make booking bespoke communications and media training a simple and pleasurable experience. Their team of current working journalist tutors never fail to get the most of our spokespeople which in turn offers us, the communications team, the reassurance we need when putting people forward for interview. We’ve used Media First for a variety of courses and not matter what seniority the delegates are, the course is always tailed, effective and enjoyable.”
Louise Robertshaw, Head of Communications and Campaigns, The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association
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Scott Pawsey, Senior Learning and Development Officer, The Royal British Legion
Media First has provided excellent training for our spokespeople at Cancer Research UK. The trainers are experienced journalists and broadcasters who explain how TV, radio and newspapers work and demonstrate the best ways of getting our messages successfully across in a wide range of media outlets.
Sally Staples, Senior Press Office Manager, Cancer Research UK
As a journalist Simon has covered a wide variety of issues related to charities, including healthcare, education, the disabled, green issues, children and the elderly and end of life care. Among the charities he has worked for are the RSPCA, the Stroke Association Macmillan Cancer Support and Greenpeace.
Emma began her broadcasting career at BBC WM before becoming a presenter and reporter for BBC Midlands Today. She later became the BBC’s East of England Correspondent, appearing on the 6 and 10 o’clock news, BBC Breakfast and the Today programme.
Clare has over twenty years' experience in journalism; with a strong focus on social affairs, health and organisations that support vulnerable and often unrepresented groups in society. She is a consultant on media strategy for a number of charities and recently travelled to Ethiopia as part of this work.