Impact On The Ground


Our informative podcast that digs deep into what it means to make impactful change in our society. We spotlight a variety of guests, including CSR and social impact experts and charity and social enterprise representatives.

Cinema: a tool for resilience amongst sick hospital patients

Tiia interviews Kat Mason, CEO of MediCinema – an amazing charity that helps sick patients to have fun and build resilience through “the magic of the silver screen”. Kat explains how cinema helps beneficiaries to escape their reality and reduces feelings of isolation, and how the charity has pivoted during the pandemic with the closure of cinemas.

Are some charities cool while others are stigmatised?

This episode features guests Marian Nicholson from Herpes Virus Association and Jo Oxlade from Brook. Tiia hosts a discussion about stigmatised causes and why they don’t get enough support from corporates, even when they address issues that affect the whole population.

Africa’s Gift: a holistic approach to charity work

Tiia interviews Ken Dunn, Founder and Chairman of Africa’s Gift, a charity that works with community members in South Africa to effect positive developmental change. In this insightful episode Ken explains why helping school children is not just about education; his experience in the field sheds light on the importance of the cycle of influence, for Africa’s Gift and across all charity work.

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What makes a social enterprise?

This week, Tiia asks what it means to be a social enterprise, how they’re funded, how they’re different to charities and companies, and much more, with guests Mandy and Kate from Love Sober and Daniel from Birmingham Enterprise Community.

Tiia and Tom Levitt discuss The Company Citizen

Tiia sits down with consultant for responsible business Tom Levitt dig deep into best practices when it comes to being a company citizen. They discuss why language is so important when it comes to company-charity engagement, how charities can best approach companies, how companies can better engage with charities, and whether you can put a price tag on impact output.

COVID-19 – not all bad for charities?

How do charities fare when crisis hits? Tiia sits down with Peter Walsh, Head of Fundraising at Hampshire Medical Fund and Helen O’donnell, Chief Executive and Director of Partnerships at Children’s University to explore how both their charities have ended up thriving in different ways through COVID-19.