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Why Tender Writers are the Best Thing Since Sliced Bread – 12 Reasons

Being a Tender Writer takes special skill and talent.  It requires an analytical mind that can quickly visualise the ‘big-picture” but equally requires attention to the smallest detail.  Relationship skills, negotiation skills, perseverance, excellent time management and the ability to work under pressure.  Is it any wonder that people either love or hate writing a tender!  The problem arises when the expectation is that an employee simply takes up the slack when a tender needs […]

By |February 25th, 2016|Not for Profit, tender writer, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Engaging an external tender writer.. 10 ways to ensure you choose the right person

In my many years working with not for profits and charities as a tender writer, it’s not surprising that one of the biggest challenges is lack of resources. When it comes to tender writing, time frames are short, expectations are high and staff are already busy with their day to day work. Additionally, there is need to collaborate and engage with external (and internal) stakeholders. There is a lot to pull together and usually much […]

By |November 19th, 2015|Marketing, Not for Profit, tender writer|0 Comments

Digital Marketing for NFPs Case Study: Digital Marketing to reach those at risk of domestic violence

Digital marketing for NFPs is increasingly important as individuals reach out to services online and expect them to respond accordingly. This case study highlights how digital marketing can make a powerful difference to those in need. Consider this case study where one person has two very different experiences as they consider whether to make contact with a domestic violence service. This example is based on a not for profit but could equally be applied to […]

Social Media Marketing: Convincing the Board to go Social

I think it’s safe to say that social media is here to stay.  With social media comes social media marketing.  That being the case, why are many Board members, managers and decision-makers reluctant to participate?  Let me share some and how to respond to some of the most common reasons for not embracing social media marketing.  Here are just four examples:
1. What if someone says something really bad about our organisation?
Response:  If someone has something […]