How Combat Stress is raising money with Give as you Live

combatstressCharity name: 

Combat Stress

Charity representative name:

Katie Skilton  

What toolkit resources have you used so far?

I have used the html. Email a few times, they are really useful as they look both professional and trusted, with appropriate branding, links and styles. I have also used the marketing text, images and branded flyers that are available; they are creative and help to make the scheme appealing and approachable.

Do you use the seasonal marketing materials?

The majority of our promotional activity for Give as You Live is around seasonal marketing materials. In December 2013 I used the Christmas materials including the html. Email and Facebook imagery these were great for festive messaging. I also used an A5 bespoke flyer which had our charity name and a wrapped Christmas present on it; this was visually appealing and an easy tool to push to our Corporate Partners. For Mothers’ Day I used the html. Email, which was easy to implement and an awareness poster with the bespoke marketing picture of a spa – this looked very inviting!

What communication channels do you use to promote Give as you Live?

I have tried to best maximise and utilise the resources that are available within my organisation. With that, I have used a mixture of the above to promote both internally and externally to our supporter base. We have a strong social media presence, so I have used this to reach our wide audience in an easy and effective manner.  We also have an email database of more than 5,000 individuals where I have been able to reach this audience through our seasonal campaigns. I have informed staff by putting posters (created from the toolkit) in the office and sending internal emails about the partnership. In addition, I have put a permanent fixture about the partnership on our website and asked our corporate partners to help promote it across their intranets and social media platforms.

“Give as You Live is simple to use, easy to monitor and versatile to promote. It offers a guided experience and with the vast marketing resources available through the toolkit it allows for charity partners of differing sizes and resources to tailor it to their requirements.
I recommend if you are new to the partnership and wanting to understand how to implement it from a charity perspective to sign up to their weekly resources emails and listen in to one of their Friday webinars – these were extremely helpful to me.” – Katie Skilton

If you are from a similar charity and want to register for Give as you Live for free, please give the team a call on 0800 883 8450