The difference between the organisation you are now, and the one you want to be.
So... you’re working in a charity, or a socially-minded business.
Things are OK. Pretty good, really. You know that you do good work... but something isn’t… gelling?
Your website reads like War and Peace but you never seem to have anything to say on social media. Your messaging just doesn’t seem to click.
Half of your organisation thinks you do one thing, the other half thinks the opposite. Team meetings are becoming a struggle. No-one seems to be on the same page.
You've got a problem.
What you’re going through is common. Normal even. And it's exactly what our new workshop is here to help you fix.
This workshop will transform your thinking.
For the first time, A Studio of Our Own's talent for strategic problem solving and brand messaging is brought together with Gabby's phenomenal experience of setting up and leading one of the world's most amazing charities, Bloody Good Period.
These workshops will help you to identify what you do best, and how to shout it from the bloody rooftops!
Identifying purpose and values for charities and social enterprises.
These activities help you to see your business in a new way, to get to the heart of why it is that you do what you do and why anyone should care.
This workshop helps us get answers to thorny questions like, ‘do people understand who you are?’ and ‘what makes you different?’.
Then we take the mass of thoughts and hopes, concerns and dreams that come out of the workshop back to our secret lair, and we turn them into something more concrete.
We come back to you with a set of values and principles that your entire team can get behind, and an action plan for world domination.
You'll end up with...
Two, half-day workshops with up to 8 of your team, (ideally a cross section of different levels/functions from within your business, to get a 360 degree, top-to-bottom view).
A breakdown of your existing brand messaging (e.g. your website), and industry-specific research to identify how you stand among the competition.
A bespoke action plan containing your brand purpose and principles, boilerplate language that articulates the reasons why people should care that you exist and key opportunities to help you bring them to life.
New ways to think about your organisation and the work that you do
Become more confident in talking about who you are and what you do
How to build a brand voice that will speak to your tribe — the audience that already shares your way of thinking
How to build a consensus among your team by providing them with a single goal that everyone can get behind
What you'll learn...
How much does it cost?
We're offering a limited number of workshops for £4,860 — that's less than half of our usual corporate rate.
We think it's a pretty good deal for the opportunity to change the way your organisation thinks and talks about itself.
We need some of that sweet sweet workshop. But we're not a charity or a social enterprise...Right now, we're all about helping charities and social enterprises to thrive. We're not accepting applications from corporates or private sector businesses unless you have a specific social purpose in mind.
Is this workshop for me?If you're working in a charity or social enterprise, and you lack clarity in what you are doing, how you're doing it, or who you're doing it for, then this workshop will help.
Who you'll meet...
Ginnie Le Mestre
Gin has 20 years — and counting — experience delivering comms and PR for the likes of M&S, Nissan, Häagen-Dazs and Skype. Her strategic focus ensures that each client's key message reaches its audience.
Tom is an art director, designer and illustrator, who oversees the creative output at a studio of our own. In his 15 years' experience he's helped clients in a wide range of industries to articulate their purpose through design thinking and a radically honest approach.
social entrepreneur & creativity for social change expert
Gabby Jahanshahi-Edlin is a founder and creative consultant specialising in social and cultural change. In 2016 she founded the groundbreaking menstrual equity charity, Bloody Good Period, and held the role of CEO before stepping down in 2022.
She has been named one of The Progress 1000: London's most influential people 2018 Top Changemaker by the Evening Standard, a Top 50 Trailblazers in Gender Equality 2021 by We Are The City and one of 100 trailblazers redefining the creative industry 2019 by The Dots.
She’s also passionate about equity in invoices: In 2019 she co founded “More than Money” with Seyi Akiwowo which is an online community to help women and non-binary people engaged in social purpose work get paid.
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