Emails and newsletters are one of the most powerful and cost effective tools for charities to reach our audiences – be they service users, supporters or volunteers! Learn more about how to get the most out of using emails to promote your organisation and engage more effectively.

Comments from previous attendees: 

‘ Really useful overview and great tips’ ‘Helpful and informative’ ‘Presenter very open and engaging’

What will I learn?

This workshop is an opportunity to learn:

  • The behavioural nudges behind a simple, well designed email
  • How to use automation and audience segmentation to engage your mailing list members
  • How often you can and should be sending your email
  • Creative ideas for emails from other small organisations
  • How to ensure that your mailing list is GDPR compliant
  • You will leave the session with new knowledge and skills to create emails

Who should attend? 

This workshop is ideal for people who regularly use email to connect with users, supporters or volunteers and for those who want to improve their marketing skills to promote an organisation or group.


Ab Brightman is an independent trainer, consultant and coach supporting nonprofits and impactful people to develop better digital communications, volunteer organisation and to work confidently with new ideas to improve their great work. Ab has is based in Oxford and currently works with a mixture of local and national organisations. Previous to this she worked for several small charities managing communications and volunteers, and trained youth activists across Europe. Clients have said that Ab’s workshops are ‘energetic, engaging and informative.’


Thursday 2nd April 2020. Closing date for registration: 19th March 2020 at 12.00 pm


Arrival 10.00 am for tea coffee and networking for a 10.15 am start, the workshop will close by 1.15 pm.


£45 per person for OCVA Members
£60 per person from a charitable organisation who are not OCVA members
£75 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 at the venue, although we can provide parking for disabled delegates by arrangement. Please call in advance if required. Our venue is serviced with good transport links including bus and rail services, for more information click here or contact ‘Traveline’ on 0870 608 2 608 or visit: http://www.traveline.info/

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 Westgate, Gloucester Green, Oxpens, Oxford Train Station or Worcester Street. More details: Oxford Car Parks

Enquiries contact:

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

When contacting us please state the name of the course your correspondence is in relation to.


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:

Please note that registration without payment does not constitute a booking. Both are required, and we do check. (Thanks!)

Step 2: Make payment within 2 working days of registering.

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