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Welcome to our blog. Here, you can keep up with our latest projects and news, get insights into the world of visual storytelling and communication for development and go behind the scenes to meet the creative team responsible for our work.

2nd June, 2017
international development, NGOs, online technology, social media

To Tweet or Not to Tweet, and are Blogs Worth the Slog?

Non-profit Communications Managers, prick up your ears! Digital Content Editors, sit up and take note! A very useful analysis of the digital trends shaping the way we represent our organisations online is now out. Hailed as ‘groundbreaking’ by the research team at Nonprofit Tech for Good, the 2017 Global NGO Online Technology Report claims to be “the only annual research project dedicated to studying how NGOs worldwide use web and [...]
7th April, 2017
raimirza, Instagram, One Acre Fund, Ethiopia, farmer

NGOs Can Reclaim the Newsroom! The Changing Landscape of Media and Humanitarian Communications

The days of throwing together a quick press release and making a few calls to one’s media contact to help launch a new advocacy report are over. Large NGOs’ Media Liaison Officers and Communications Officers now need to ensure that their reports not only have high quality images that illustrate their points, but that they also produce accompanying infographic summaries of their [...]
6th February, 2017
SignHealth Uganda, Africa, deaf, hearing impairment, sign language, signing, education, drama

Are You Sitting Comfortably? Then Let Change Begin.

How do we educate people to make positive changes? Not everyone is always ready to listen, even to their peers. Expatriate NGO workers might come across as ‘superior’, failing to attempt to understand the reasons behind prevailing practices before preaching alternatives. We humans are more than capable of developing ourselves through transformative information and ideas, though. The [...]
30th December, 2016
Wifi, connected, cityscape, communications, digital

Five Expected Communications Trends for 2017

As many of us move towards the Christmas rush and the end of another year, we at Communication for Development Ltd (CfD) are looking towards 2017 and pondering what it holds in store. What’s predicted to appear on innovative communications and PR professionals’ priority lists once we’re all back to work? What trends and developments do we need to keep up with? And how can our team [...]