#WeekNotes 22 July 2019

This is my first #weeknotes. I hope that I will begin a habit of blogging about my work, and that it proves to be the successful past time I’ve heard others say it is. Here goes…

It really has been quite an incredible week – scorching temperatures and lots to be done.

My week began with closing off a Social Media Audit for a cancer charity client. The project and the audit was not only a health check of channels but a way to make assumptions on which channels key audience groups best engaged. The results were really fascinating, and I will be presenting the key finding to key stakeholders in the charity next week. This project has led me to wonder how I might be able to simplify and speed up the process to offer the audit even more affordably to other organisations in the sector.

This week sees the start and close of projects. Not only have I been working on the Social Media Audit recently, but for the past 4 months I’ve been working with a leukaemia research charity to improve the navigation within their website, increase their discover-ability through search and offer some more general interim digital support. So, with two projects coming to an end it’s time to make a start on the next…another website project for a charity supporting people with blindness and visual impairment.

As with all of my projects, I began with the data and insight. Creating a map of the current site structure, planning the best behaviour tests to benchmark the current health of the site and beginning to make the most of the wonder that is a post-it note. More updates to come as I progress with this one.

The hottest July day ever recorded in the UK saw the Open Charity Summer Social. It was a really lovely event that saw charities and partners in one place, relaxing over iced beer and wine, tucking into pizza, and generally sharing their knowledge skills and experiences – it’s a privileged to be part of the organising group for these meetups!

The week has drawn to a close with the discovery of an open trustee position – the application will be made this weekend.

’til next time.