Do you use words to tell people about your charity? Then this workshop is for you!

Most organisations focus on the information they need to communicate about themselves and their work – in other words, their content. But they don’t think as carefully about the language they use to convey that content – their style and tone of voice. And if the way your charity sounds jars with who you are and what you’re offering, it doesn’t really matter what you say, because how you write will be putting people off from the moment they land on your website, read your blog, or pick up your leaflet.

So come join copywriter and brand voice expert Bethany Joy for this hands-on writing session. Merrily throwing marketing jargon out of the window and keeping things simple, interactive, and fun, she’ll be offering you a practical guide to shaping the language your charity uses, so that through it people get a better sense of your organisational personality and are inspired to engage with you.

What will I learn?training

By the end of this session you will leave with:

  • New inspiration about the power of language and how it can make or break your charity
  • A simple but clearly defined brand voice for your organisation
  • Some mini guidelines to help you consistently write in a way that brings that voice to life

Benefits to you

You will leave the session with increased confidence and practical ideas of how to develop the brand voice for your organisation

Who should attend?

Aimed at those who are involved with communications and marketing of organisations.

About the trainer

Bethany Joy

A brand voice crafter and wordsmith extraordinaire, Beth helps passionate people with big ideas find the words they need to get got! She began her working life in charity communications just over a decade ago, before moving on to comms and brand consultancy and then copywriting for a creative agency. Beth helps organisations find a writing style and voice that truly shows the passion and personality of their business, and then using that to create gettable and irresistible copy for their websites, leaflets, campaigns, and blogs. You can check her out at bethanyjoy.org Of the charities and businesses who’ve attended one of Beth’s brand voice workshops, 100% would recommend it to others! They’ve said:

“Well-presented, fascinating, and hugely practical – every organisation should be thinking about this stuff.”

 “Beth’s workshop was super engaging and informative, yet with a relaxed and friendly environment – I learnt a lot!”

 “This session really opened my eyes and made me look at our company’s language in a completely new light. It’s made me realise how much needs to change, but in an encouraging way that’s also shown me what the positive opportunities are.”


Wednesday 13th March 2019 This date is now fully booked, please email training@ocva.org.uk if you would like to be on a waiting list for the next course. 


Arrival 9.45 am for tea, coffee and networking for a 10.00 am start, the workshop will end at 1.30 pm


£30 per person for OCVA Members
£45 per person from a charitable organisation who are not OCVA members
£60 per person from a non-charitable organisation


Oxford Office Furniture Training Suite
The Old Court House
Floyds Row
St Aldates

There is no parking available, although we maybe able to assist those with disabilities. Please contact us to enquire if you have a disability. Our venue is serviced with good transport links, if you are driving you may wish to take advantage of the Park and Ride services located at Redbridge, Pear Tree or Oxford Thornhill. Alternatively you can park in one of the City Centre car parks such as Gloucester Green, Oxpens, Oxford Train Station or Worcester Street.

Enquiries contact:

Telephone:  01865 251946
Email: training@ocva.org.uk 

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Please note there are two steps to this process and both steps of the process will need to be completed to secure your place.

Step 1: Please register your details with us on the form:

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