Mind Over Matter - We need your support!
The Mind Over Matter charity event is only a few weeks a way so it’s now time for a big push to raise some money for a great cause.
What is it?
It’s a huge initiative from the IDI The Institute of Designers in Ireland to raise funds for Aware, a charity that does amazing work supporting mental health in Ireland. Almost 200 designers across Ireland have donated a day of their time to help raise funds. This year the funds go towards Aware’s Life Skills for Schools, which is a free educational programme offered to students aged 15-18, designed to help young people learn new ways to deal with the challenges in life. The programme uses an approach based on the principals of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) which focuses on thinking and behaviour.
How can I help?
Book a meeting at your nearest location with any of the designers listed here:
Donate €75 for a one-hour consultation(aka a chat about your business with a professional that can help) - remember every cent of that donation goes to Aware.
If you can’t make it please, please, please share this post or any other #mindovermatter social media post with your network, friends and business associates.
What do I get?
As a new or established business owner you get a 1 hour consultation with a professional designer at one of the 7 sites Belfast, Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Carlow, Waterford and Dundalk. You can choose from graphic design, UX/UI (web design), interior design and advertising creatives. See the site for the full list. From a business point of view the aim is to show how quality design can help grow your business.
You will also get a big social media boost as a donor business as the whole #MindOverMatter network will be increasing their social media activity in the run up to October 10th.
I’ll be attending the Cork location which is at the Republic Of Work in Cork city. If you haven’t already visited the Republic of Work, this is your chance to see the facilities available and take in the relaxed atmosphere and the free coffee compliments of Nespresso.
So what can we talk about in an hour?
- Your existing corporate identity or discuss some ideas for a new identity
- Look at ways to improve how your website works for your business or guidance at where to start if you’re at ground zero with your website
- Choosing a content management system, email marketing platforms, how and when to use social media for your business
- If you’e an author I can help with planning your online and social media strategy (I work with a lot of authors!)
- Print collateral and direct marketing
…that’s just for starters, wait until I have my second cup of coffee, then we’ll really get going!
Did I mention the free coffee?