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E239 - How to improve your science communications with Dr Richard Berks

““…Charities are in a really unique position in that they have a connection to lots of different communities that don’t necessarily always speak to each other… they’ve got the scientists they fund, they’ve got the patients that are affected by these conditions, they’ve got a foot in the door with policy makers. They’re a centre point for these conversations (about medical research) and the information that people want to get across” – Dr Richard Berks

We spoke with Dr Richard Berks, a freelance science writer to discuss the effective science communications for charities. In this episode, we explore the importance of good science communication within the third sector; how to put trust in your supporters to understand your work; and, how to share the story of medical research.

1. Trust your supporters

2. Think about multimedia

3. The unique positions of charities

This episode of Charity Chat has been brought to you by our platinum sponsor Work for Good. Work for Good believes everyone should be able to turn the work they do into good. Through their fundraising platform, they offer charities a way to engage and work with small businesses, including founders, owners and sole traders who want to make an impact for charities through their sales. To find out more, please visit

We hope you enjoy this week’s episode.

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