Having the right conversations…

Thursday, June 21st, 2018
IoF Insight Award Winners Unicef & Open


We had a lovely time at the IOF Insight awards last night – made even more lovely by scooping the award for Most Powerful Insight Using Data Analysis for our work with Unicef on GDPR.

Call us biased, but if you’re going to win an insight award in 2018 then that’s the award you want.

Jokey Spotify playlists aside, GDPR has been a bit of a bogeyman this year. Like most charities, Unicef had never previously carried out this kind of activity and a big challenge lay ahead. We knew that to work out a successful approach, research was key.

So, working with the brilliant team at Unicef and our friends at research agency 2CV, that’s exactly what we did. And that research gave us robust learnings to build two creative approaches, which were clear, direct and focused on all the beautiful reasons people were supporters of Unicef – rather than the potential doom and gloom of GDPR.

It’s natural to worry about how GDPR might impact the crucial work our sector does. But, deep down, we all know that having conversations with people who actually want to talk to us makes sense – and the reverse really doesn’t.

So, let’s embrace it and keep having the right conversations. And hopefully, next year the data will prove us right…


Impossible Required

Open are looking for a Strategy Director

Open is looking for a Strategy Director – which means Open is facing one hell of a recruitment challenge.

Although this is a dream job for someone who wants to convert their talent, experience and intellect into positive change, it’s also a position that calls for quite a skill set.

We need someone to lead and inspire our growing team of planners and analysts as they work with the UK’s largest charities. We need someone to sit on the board and help us drive our new strategy at home and internationally. We need someone who understands the charity world but has the experience and the skills to move outside it. And we need someone who can help Open provide thought-leadership to the sector as a whole.

It’s lot to ask of one person. But we know that, somewhere out there, there’s a special someone just for us.

So please, if know that person or you are that person, please have a look at the job description and then email jobs@opencreates.com – or get in touch with anyone here who you know.

There’s a £2,000 bounty on offer for you to do with as you choose. So please, have a think.


Everyone belongs at Convention

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

Making Convention a more welcoming and accessible event for everyone.

IOF Fundraising Convention – a highlight of the year for many of us. A chance to learn, socialise and see faces old and new.

That’s why we were super happy when the IOF asked us to help them make Convention a more welcoming and accessible event for everyone by developing a new fundraising proposition and digital activations.

With the launch of their Access Fund, fundraisers with disabilities, from BAME backgrounds or from the LGBT+  community can now apply for a bursary to help them get to Convention. Because our sector needs to better represent the society we serve. Because everyone belongs at Convention.

If you’d like to make a donation you can do so here – they’ve already raised £1,400 of a £5,000 target!