Inepd from beginning to end
Posted on 09/29/2010 01:30 AM by mercedes
I have finally had time to document what was the Inepd project. The Inepd project was a website http://www.inepd.org/ and a blog but primarily the twitter streams of 4 main characters(8 in total) consisting of little plays that ran from June 2009 to March 2010. The story happened live as a series of little plays and was made up as it went along. ...Read more
Communications in Emergency Response
Posted on 01/16/2010 04:28 PM by mercedes
I guess I love my job so much because you just never know what the day will bring. Coming to work two days ago I thought I would be developing our press folders for our annual African Famine appeal. Then within 5 minutes of arriving and half way through my first ristretto of the morning the news hit of the earthquake. Since then it has been go go go.
I am back in the office now after the Aids ...Read more
First Mission an Inepd Story
Posted on 01/01/2010 01:00 AM by mercedes
Just about to head into Soho with my friend Cassandra from Cleo. We have some great charity events lined up with some A-list celebrities, such a refreshing end to the year. To be honest the last few months on the charity circuit have just been hideous. I have even moved out of the “just passing by backgrounds” of many a Hello and OK magazine photographers shots recently. I just couldn’t ...Read more
An Inepd Christmas Appeal
Posted on 12/24/2009 04:04 AM by mercedes
And so this is Christmas and I sit looking over a cold and grey London night from my studio apartment sipping my cocoa. I have started to reflect on what a magical as well as fraught year 2009 was. In 2009 a plucky little charity, Inepd International, started to gain real traction in the poverty development market place. Inepd International’s brand in the last 6 months started to become ...Read more
“Dream Jobs in all the Wrong Places” or “Instead of working in the field why not work in the Capital or HQ”
Posted on 12/12/2009 04:10 AM by mercedes
Jobs in the Charity/ Non Profit Sector
In the last few weeks while on leave, I was reading through various forums and their advice on how to get jobs in the humanitarian and development sectors. I compared this to route that colleagues and friends have taken. There seemed to be a big gap between reality and the advice given. So I thought it might be interesting to take a more realistic and ...Read more
Which Charity Should You Support?
Posted on 10/05/2009 02:35 AM by mercedes
I am asked all the time(well really only by markyphillips on twitter) both professional and privately who do I think are worthy charities/non-profits to support. So here is my reply.
To be perfectly honest I usually never directly donated to any organisation. However that doesn't mean I don't support my fair share of good charities. You can support ...Read more
Marketing Tips for Non-Profits: Part 2
Posted on 09/14/2009 12:48 AM by mercedes
This is part 2 on my 4 part series on Marketing and Communications tips for NGOs. Hope you enjoy!
Deadlines: Real Deadlines Work!
It has been shown that setting a Deadlines in Marketing Camapaigns work in both the commercial and Non-Profits world. Here are some tips on what they are and how they work. In the Non-Profit sector Real Deadlines are the most effective campaign tool you have.
A ...Read more
Marketing Tips for Non-Profits
Posted on 09/02/2009 01:42 AM by mercedes
I am often surprised when I see basic mistakes in marketing and communications being made by even the largest non-profit organsiations. I am often asked for advice, and so, I thought why not finally put down some of my tips could helping other marketing and communications professionals. So I hope you will find this 1st part in my 4 part series on marketing and communications helpful.
Clear ...Read more
Free Shane Campaign
Posted on 08/26/2009 12:47 PM by mercedes
What a week. It has been about 10 days now since our logistician Shane was detained. It has been a really difficult week for everyone, no doubt Shane as well. Shane was trying to guarantee humanitarian access to a population in danger. The government were caught wind of Shane's humanitarian activities and since then he has been locked up. We have ...Read more
Humanitarian Couple of the Year Awards: Questions and Answers
Posted on 07/23/2009 12:54 AM by mercedes
It's that time of year again. We have been getting quite a few queries about the awards so I thought I might post some of the frequently asked questions. Still plenty of space if you want to enter. Please really think hard before you enter this type of competition. Last year there were lots of tears and not just from the winners but also about half the competitors. This kind of competition ...Read more