It's been quite the week where we've shared the news of our forthcoming charity Socially Mobile, which aims to give practitioners a leg up the public relations career ladder by offering educational grants.
We've been overwhelmed with messages of support from individuals, agencies, charities and trade associations, which are all much appreciated.
Right now, the focus is on incorporating the charity and housekeeping, so please bear with us while we get the appropriate governance in place. Then we need a huge push to reach our £20k goal.
For those looking at practical ways to support, here are a few ideas:
Why not make a pledge to become a founding donor (individuals) and we'll add you to our list of colleagues who've committed to help us make a difference
If you're an organisation, why not become an inaugural sponsor and demonstrate how you are helping solving PR's diversity and inclusivity problem in a very practical way
All fundraising efforts will be much appreciated once we are up and running. One way of helping out could be to add a small amount to event ticket prices and donating this to Socially Mobile - it all adds up!
Finally, we'll be looking for ways to raise awareness so any blogs, articles in the media, podcast and Twitter chats will be welcomed with open arms and a heap more thanks.
We'll update as things progress, but in the meantime, why not enjoy the latest #FuturePRoof podcast, which Stephen Waddington and I recorded at the weekend.
#FuturePRoof Podcast, Episode 2, 2019 Socially Mobile
In this latest edition, we ask whether the Fyre Festival was less a PR disaster or more bad business. We explore the Edelman Trust Barometer and find good news for employee advocacy.
Professional blogging is changing as people find news ways to create content and build networks. There’s a new initiative from the CIPR on procuring professional services and the PRCA has launched a virtual agency group.
Of course I give Socially Mobile a shout out and Stephen’s created a virtual school to help students build their professional profile and get ahead.
Enjoy and thanks again for all your support.