National charity with projects in Northern Ireland?

If you are a large charity that has projects across a number of UK nations, you’re probably familiar with the following problem…

You need to reflect your great work UK-wide, but because your projects in England tend to be easier to get to, those in Wales, Northern Ireland and rural Scotland sometimes don’t get the attention they deserve.

Put simply: your work and projects in Northern Ireland are of course great, valued and important, but in a busy charity communications office, it can be hard to get out and see that work in action.

And that means they don’t always get written about in your reports, in your newsletter and on your website. Dare I say, they’re sometimes an afterthought?

I think I have a solution.

Many readers will know that I’ve been working as a copywriter for charities across the UK for over 15 years. I’ve written dozens of annual reviews, many many dozens of case studies, articles and webpages, and written or edited umpteen project reports.

Charities have sometimes spent their donors’  money sending me – from my then base in the south east of England – to all over the UK (including Northern Ireland) to visit their projects and write about them.

After living for 20 years in the south east of England, I have now moved (lock-stock-and-barrel) to Northern Ireland. It is the most beautiful, friendly, interesting, challenging and rain-soaked of all the four nations of the UK.

I love it here.

And I think I’d make a great Northern Ireland correspondent for your charity.

What does that mean?

Instead of sending a professionally-trained and experienced writer from England to visit your Northern Irish projects, you use one who already knows the charity sector top to bottom, has been writing for charities for 15 years, and crucially who lives in Northern Ireland.

Whatever you need – a story, profile piece or case study for your newsletter; a project write-up for your annual review; a report on one of your schemes – I’ll take the brief, make the visit, and supply you with great engaging copy that fulfils your needs.

It’s a clever solution to a problem many charities have (but are sometimes afraid to admit): how do we make sure we’re doing justice to our great projects and work all over the UK?

And here’s the best bit

Commissioning me to write about your Northern Irish work will save you time and money. You won’t have to send someone over here. You won’t have to pay for flights or hotels. You won’t lose someone from the office for two days.

You’ll get exactly the piece you need. There’s no retainer, no ongoing obligations. Just my normal copywriting day rate, my passion for great charity writing and my guarantee to meet your exact brief.

I’ve already worked this way with a number of organisations: The Camelot Foundation, The Fostering Network, The Scouts, BTCV.

I hope you can see the potential for your own organisation.

If you’d like to work with me, I’d love to hear from you.

Do drop me a line at gideon@ngomedia.org.uk or call me on 07812 570 545.

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Are you a Northern Irish charity or have a large operation here?

If your organisation is based in Northern Ireland, or you have an office here responsible for its own publications, then perhaps we should talk too.

I’d love the opportunity to speak with you about how I can help your organisation: writing, editing, proofreading, editorial consultancy and more.

Do drop me a line at gideon@ngomedia.org.uk or call me on 07812 570 545.

I look forward to hearing from you.

I also do copywriting, editing and other editorial for businesses in Belfast and the rest of Northern Ireland. To find out more, visit here.