Internet marketing workshop

I recently ran a workshop on behalf of Hampshire charity Community First.  The workshop is part of the Community First Skills Sharing Scheme where local businesses are asked to give their time and skills to teach local charities and community groups essential business skills.

During the half day session I taught the attendees how to get the best out of their websites, namely how to:

  • get found online
  • appeal to their target audiences
  • make the website engaging and to win more support
  • how to develop an on-going relationship with website visitors

It was a great morning and my thanks go to Janet Duggan of Community First for putting the whole thing together.

Some comments from the participants

Really relevant and useful ideas, techniques and tools
Thank you to Yvette. The training was excellent and will really help us improve our presence online
Very good. Clearly explained in detail by Yvette. Very relevant too.

Here is the press release issued by Community First.

Community Groups benefit from expert Internet Marketer!

A range of community groups from across our areas came together to benefit from the expert knowledge of a local business woman who shared her skills around how to be more productive on the internet. We live in an age were technology has become so important we are in danger of being left behind.

The session was organised by Community First as part of the Employee Volunteering Skill Share Scheme. Janet Duggan, Business and Community Project Lead from Community First says, “the skill share scheme works with businesses to effectively upskill and pass on their expertise to the community & voluntary sector. We approached Yvette Mindel, from Internet Marketing Naturally, to deliver a workshop around how to make groups’ websites more user friendly and productive so they can promote their organisations online. Yvette volunteered her time and hopefully has given the participants the tools to improve their online presence and in turn get more people visiting their websites”.

A range of community groups attended the workshop at St John’s Church Rowlands Castle, including Gosport Voluntary Action, Carer’s Support Waverley, SEHCO, New Park Community & Arts Association and Purbrook, Waterlooville & Cowplain Good Neighbours. Derek Gunnell from the local Good Neighbours Scheme says, “it has been a fantastic opportunity to attend the session and will help us grow through a better understanding of the use of Google. I would like to thank Yvette Mindel for giving up her time to help us”.

Community First is a registered charity whose aim is to promote a strong, influential and thriving voluntary and community sector in East Hampshire, Havant and Winchester. They work together with local councils and other partners to offer a broad range of services and information to support individuals, charities, voluntary and community organisations and social enterprises to be effective and sustainable and to grow and flourish. If you are a business that can help Community First to effectively ‘upskill’ the voluntary & community sector contact Janet Duggan at or telephone 0300 500 8085 ext 9722.

Community First workshop

If you want to make your website more effective, contact Yvette about an internet marketing workshop for your business or organisation.

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