CorporatesEventsGroupsNewsOCFEllie Collins from Oxford Pharmagenesis

Medical communications company Oxford Pharmagenesis – a member of OCF’s responsible business group Reciprocate – is to run a free session for local charities upskilling them in the effective use of social media. The seminar takes place on 21st February at Freeths in Oxford Business Park.

The Reciprocate Encounters programme continues with its second workshop, a social media seminar delivered by Ellie Collins and Saundra Hemmings from Oxford PharmaGenesis, a health science communications consultancy. This will be a practical and interactive session on social media, covering:

  • Why you should engage with it
  • What you can do
  • How you can do it or do it even better.

Focusing on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook, the aim of the session is to provide a range of tools and techniques to make social media work effectively for your organisation. The workshop is for anyone responsible for communications or outreach within a charity or those with marketing responsibilities.

To sign up, please visit the Clark Howes website.

The schedule will be as follows:

09:00 – Arrival and refreshments
09:30 – Workshop commences
10:30 – Further tea/coffee and group sessions
11:45 – Close

The workshop is the second in a series of ‘Encounters’ skills workshops, where Reciprocate businesses share key professional skills with charities on a pro-bono basis. The workshops are co-ordinated by member business Clark Howes, and hosted in venues provided by other member companies.

The first in the series, How to Grow Your Charity, was a huge success, with participants scoring it 4.5 out of 5. Katharine Barber of Home-Start Oxford said of the workshop: “Inspiring: brought a speaker and fresh ideas I wouldn’t normally have access to. Practical: signposted to some helpful tools that will save me time and improve effectiveness. Networking was excellent – I made some helpful connections which I’ll be following up. It was also a helpful way to build a support network with like-minded leaders. Fabulous that it was free – really makes it accessible to smaller charities.”

To sign up, please visit the Clark Howes website.

Find out more about the Reciprocate responsible business group