CharityComms AGM 2013Welcome: Joe Saxton, chair
AgendaVicky Browning, director1) Review of activities 2011-122) Approval of annual report and accounts3) Latest activity4) Election of trustees5) AOB
Our visionCommunications are integral to each charity’swork for a better world. Our vision is a charity sectorthat values and uses effective communications.Our missionWe aim to improve the standard ofcommunications and champion its role in thesector. We seek to represent, support, inspire,connect and inform our members and the widercharity communications community.
Key achievements 2011-12: financialIncome: £193,415Expenditure: £200,782Balance of funds atyear end: (£304)Current reserves (cash inbank at Feb 2013): £69,348
Key achievements 2011-12: membership • Individual members grew from 191 to 224 (now 271) • Organisational members grew from 36 to 68 (now 117) • Corporate members grew from 13 to 24 (now 35) • We facilitated 61 mentoring partnerships“There is so much knowledge withinthe sector and some great innovationshappening across the board.CharityComms provides an invaluablenetwork for this to be shared to thebenefit of us all.”Hannah Essex, associate directorcommunications, TeachFirst
Key achievements 2011-12: events • 25 events held • Over 1,000 comms professionals attended • Satisfaction rate of 94% excellent or good“I thought the workshop yesterdaywas excellent – really tackling anissue that many charities face in athought provoking way.”Louise Robertshaw, head ofmarketing and comms,Guide Dogs
Key achievements 2011-12: other activity•CharityComms Guide to Social Media for Charities•Happy birthday to us! 5 years old in April 2012•Beginners’ Guide to MediaLicensing in the Charity Sector•Ongoing campaign to remove the burden of media licensing fees
Motion proposed to approve the annual reportand accounts for financial year 2011-12Proposed: Rob DysonSeconded: Gail Scott SpicerMotion carried.
Recent activity• CharityComms Communications Benchmark 2012• Brand refresh and new website• Show and tell: Best Practice Guide to Portraying Beneficiaries and Service Users• Branding Inside Out: Best Practice Guide to Branding• CharityComms Career Competency Framework• New networking groups: Heads of Digital, Sole Comms, South West Regional Group• Lots of great events
Coming soon• Our 10-year vision• What goes where? Analysis of charity structures and the place of communications• Best Practice Guide to Working with Celebrities• Best Practice Guide to Communications Strategy• CharityComms Digital Benchmark• Updated AskCharity service• Lots more great events: www.charitycomms.org.uk
Trustees staying on boardCarolan Davidge, Cancer Research UKPenelope Gibbs, Transform JusticeJohn Grounds, RSPCABetty McBride, British Heart FoundationSteve Palmer, SCIEGail Scott Spicer, The Scout AssociationVictoria Shooter, NDCS
Trustees joining the boardElectedKeith Bradbrook, NSPCCDonna Holland, Girlguiding UKSeamus O’Farrell, Prostate Cancer UKAppointedLouisa Dallmeyer (treasurer)Peter Gilheany, Forster
Motion proposed to approve theappointment of the following trustees:John Grounds (chair)Louisa Dallmeyer (treasurer)Keith BradbrookCarolan DavidgePenelope Gibbs Proposed: Emma HarrisonPeter Gilheany Seconded: Kirsty Marrins Motion carried.Donna HollandBetty McBrideSeamus O’FarrellSteve PalmerGail Scott SpicerVictoria Shooter
Thank you Joe“CharityComms shinestoday because youturned the light on.”