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Why we’re putting our hands in our pockets for #InvestInWomen

March 15, 2016 by in category Big Heart News Curation, Passionate Pair, Social Value

The Yellow Jigsaw team have been beneficiaries of Women Supporting Social Entrepreneurs (WSSE) and now we’re giving back to enable Greater Manchester women to pursue their social enterprise ambitions. On International Women’s Day last week, the Women Supporting Social Entrepreneurs network launched their second Crowdfunding #InvestInWomen campaign, which will provide financial assistance and mentoring to […]

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How will you be celebrating International Women’s Day?

March 6, 2016 by in category Communications, Passionate Pair

On Tuesday 8th March, International Women’s Day (#IWD) supporters will be urged to take action towards gender parity. Show your support for #pledgeforparity by attending one of the many events across the North West. The #ImnotJohn team will be supporting, and hope you will be joining us! Here are our North West top picks for [...]

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How a social enterprise is taking on the likes of Starbucks

February 6, 2016 by in category Big Heart Top Tips, Social Value

As a Community Interest Company, the Yellow Jigsaw team are always keen to shine the spotlight on success stories that prove you can achieve commercial aims while having a ‘purpose before profit’ model. That’s why we visited Home, the Community Café creating a stir in Didsbury by turning the mainstream café culture on its head. [...]

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YJ photography tips in a flash – helping you snap up press coverage

January 28, 2016 by in category Big Heart Top Tips, Communications, PR

Top tips for getting you seen by the press At YJ headquarters, we are well aware of the power of a good photograph. An eye-catching image to accompany your press release can result in your company’s story being placed in the best pages of your targeted publication, while an uninspired, clumsy photograph may see your report [...]

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2016: the year of YOUR charity campaign success

January 13, 2016 by in category Big Heart Top Tips, Client Work, Communications

A well-executed campaign can transform a charity by raising funds, profile – or both. If you’re looking to create that much-needed boost for your good cause this year, fear not: we’ve compiled the success factors that made up our clients’ top campaigns of 2015, so that your 2016 campaign can be the best yet. Call [...]

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How One’s hashtag can go wrong

January 6, 2016 by in category Big Heart Top Tips, Communications, PR

A new Twitter campaign that calls on the people of Britain to clean up the streets in time for the Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations in June did not go according to plan. In fact, you could say that One’s hashtag was a right royal disaster, and the #CleanForTheQueen has been trending for all the wrong [...]

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We’ve done it! Our client smashes fundraising target in time for Christmas.

December 7, 2015 by in category Big Heart News Curation, Client Work

Yellow Jigsaw is delighted to announce that our client, Beechwood Cancer Care Centre, has been given an early Christmas present after the Silver Wing appeal has smashed its target. The appeal, which has included a year long newspaper campaign run by Yellow Jigsaw, aimed to raise £100,000 but thanks to the kind-hearted Greater Manchester folk [...]

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North West entrepreneur is making it big

November 24, 2015 by in category Events, I'm Not John

Yellow Jigsaw had the pleasure of spending the afternoon surrounded by inspirational and driven women at the Forward Ladies Women in Business Awards regional finals held in Manchester back in October. One of those women was regional winner Rebecca McCann - a young North West entrepreneur who is making it big – not only for those [...]

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A personal tragedy as a teenager gave me the strength and will to succeed

November 12, 2015 by in category I'm Not John

Mum of three daughters, Claire Handby, has been a senior manager in EY, a business consultancy, for eight years and is a specialist in programme and project management. Before her time at EY, she spent 10 years in the construction industry, raising to the level of senior project manager on multi-million pound projects. Claire is [...]

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Women are great catalysts for change

November 11, 2015 by in category I'm Not John

Superchampion Nickala Torkington has worked in the social enterprise support sector for 14 years. During roles at UnLtd, Bubble Enterprises, Make it Happen and Blackburne House she has directly coached and supported more than 600 social entrepreneurs to develop social projects, enterprises and organisations. A social entrepreneur herself, she has designed, operationally developed and managed [...]

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