Matchmaking

We connect community organisations needing a bit of communications love with one (or more) of our collective of communications volunteers.

But we’re no Tinder. This isn’t a quick swipe-right match. We take time to talk and listen and find out what your organisation needs and together figure out how the collective might be able to help. We get a handle on your purpose and goals, how you’re resourced, what communications and marketing you’re already doing and what you’d like to be doing.

We write up a brief that gets to the heart of the matter, dive into our pool of eligible communications practitioners and emerge with a great match. Then we leave you to make great communications together.

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You get in touch via our website

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We give you a call to discuss your communications needs

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We write a brief summarising what you need and what we’ll deliver

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We match you with one of our volunteers who will take it from there

A bit of communications love

When we say ‘a bit of communications love’, we actually mean a communications boost. We’re all about providing time-efficient and effective support to help lift capability. That means we can offer either:

  • one-off support
  • ongoing support that has a relatively small and clear time commitment (such as coaching or writing regular case studies).

For example we might matchmake a volunteer to:

  • mentor or coach someone in your organisation who does your communications
  • provide strategic advice and support, such as helping develop a communications framework, or participating in a brainstorming session or attending a board meeting
  • help with one-off communications planning for a major event or campaign
  • run workshops and training on specific communications topics such as planning, media relations or social media
  • offer writing support, including advice, editing, proofing, and putting pen to paper.

Read about some matches made in heaven in Case studies.

“...she was amazing and we really could not have raised the funds without her help getting the message about the event out. I have nothing but amazing feedback and bouquets to pass on about the process.”

Justine Mitchell,Neonatal Trust

“Matt was really helpful in terms of analysing our communications strategy and giving us pointers on how to refine and develop it. He left us with some fantastic ideas to implement, and written guidelines to go on with.”

Kristen Paterson,Wellington Access Radio