Case studies

Here are some stories about the work our volunteers have been doing with community organisations to help their efforts go further.

Online comms strategy gives shared voice to Kidz Need Dadz

Kidz Need Dadz was facing some organisational change challenges as it worked to bring its regional operations into a national charity. It reached out to the Community Comms Collective for support to develop an online communications strategy to guide their employees and volunteers across the country.

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Banded Rail goes from zero to hero in Bird of the Year campaign

Every year, the National Wetland Trust enters a wetland bird into Bird of the Year to raise awareness of the importance of wetland habitats. They approached the Community Comms Collective looking for a volunteer with social media expertise to help run their 2021 campaign.

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Becoming part of the Wellington HELP whanau

Wellington Sexual Abuse HELP approached the collective seeking a website usability assessment in June 2017. After this was successfully completed, HELP’s Chief Executive, Conor Twyford, asked for a volunteer to develop a communications plan.

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Taking Community Foundations on a journey

Community Foundations of New Zealand needed a volunteer to facilitate a workshop at its national conference, to explore themes members could collaborate on and develop shared key messages. Knowing we needed a very senior practitioner, we approached volunteer Fiona Cassidy.

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Parkinsons team media-ready

For NZ on On Air Communications Manager Allanah Kalafatelis, volunteering through the Community Comms Collective allows her to use her skills and experience to make a difference. “It’s rewarding to feel that I have helped in some small way. I’ve often wondered how I could ‘give back’ – this is the perfect solution. It’s a win-win for all involved.”

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Samaritans mentoring a win-win

Experienced communications consultant and coach Fiona Cassidy mentored Isabelle Grundy, Communications Advisor at the Samaritans of Wellington.

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