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A 3-day immersive conference custom-designed for social impact organisations to leverage the power of communications to achieve their annual targets and goals.
Strengthen your connection with funders, partners, & govt reps.
Submarine is a unique comms-focussed bootcamp targeted towards strengthening your brand presence, fundraising & partnership efforts, program delivery and organisational team culture. The bootcamp is structured to be a highly collaborative experience packed with workshops, brainstorms and group critique spaces. Our sessions are curated to give you a 360 degree understanding of all aspects of communications, from research, to content writing, to design, to conversion & outreach strategies.
This session will give you a comprehensive run down of all materials and assets you need to elevate your organisation’s brand experience across stakeholders. You will learn about why and how to build each of the materials with details about timelines and resources needed to invest. The checklist will help you feel confident and clear about how to devleop your org’s starter kit customised for its annual goals.
The starter kit to strengthen your brand communications for fundraising and expansion.
This session addresses the need for and power of a strong communications strategy. You will engage in a step-by-step process on how to build a strategy for your organisation, how to monitor it, and how to iterate on it as the year progresses. The session includes tips on how to get all departments in the organisations involved and contribute to your strategy.
Structuring a comprehensive annual communications strategy that adapts to your org goals
Your pitch is your brand narrative. It acts as the core nucleus of your communication efforts. Everything you create needs a strong foundational narrative. The session will help you learn how build a powerful brand/program narrative, and customise it for varied usages and stakeholders. You will leave this session with a framework that you can confidently use and that can adapt to your org requirements.
Customising your narrative pitch for different scenarios and stakeholder
Sometimes, the hardest part of the work is the actual "building" process. This session will provide a framework to use to build your materials from start to finish. In addition, we will deep dive into the fundamentals of design. By the end of the workshops you should feel more in control of the process and confident to deliver top quality creatives within set deadlines. The process will help you manage time, manage expectations with external collaborators in the creative process, and keep you on track to achieving your targets.
Demystifying the creative implementation process
Qualitative impact plays a critical role in engaging with external stakeholders like funders and potential partners. This session will take you through the specific role that videos, photos, stories, qualitative information play in creating a level of understanding, empathy and urgency in the work that your organisation does. You will get guidelines on how to collect qualitative data, and an execution plan on how to put it together to present to your stakeholders.
A simplified execution plan to document and showcase outcomes and impact (qualitative)
Getting the right resources is critical in achieving your communication goals. We will recommend the most impactful and cost-effective ways to achieve your targeted org goals. This could range from outsourcing a large part of your comms to building a full-suite robust in-house communications team. We will help you plan for and source the right mix so that you can get started with your newly designed strategy!
The foundation of constructing an in-house communications team for the future
Note: The current agenda listed on the website reflects the exact line up for our Mumbai February '24. We may be making minor adjustments to enhance the experience of the bootcamp for the Bengaluru Conference.
9.30am -10: Meet & Greet
10am-10.45: Opening + Intro
10.45am-11.15am: Session 1
2-2.45pm: Session 2
4.15-430pm: Recap + Wrap
9.30-10am: Recap & Intro to Day 2
10am-10.30am: Session 3 (Part 1)
11.45-12pm: Session 3 (Part 2)
12.30-12.45pm: Reflections + Summary
2-2.45pm: Session 4
4.15-4.30pm: Reflections + Wrap
9.30-10am: Recap & Intro to Day 3
10am-10.45am: Session 5
10.45-11.15am: Planning Time + Q&A
11.30-12pm: Session 6
2-2.45pm: “What Next” Discussion
2.45-3.15pm: 3-day recap + Thoughts
3.15-3.30pm Closing + Wrap
We will focus on giving you simple processes, easy-to-implement action plan to get you started on your own. These tools will help your team craft a more powerful brand story, know how to customise pitches for various stakeholders, create stronger materials, and streamline the way your org communicates.
Our ultimate goal with the bootcamp is to build capacity in you (and in-turn, your org) to effectively integrate stronger communication and design practices into organisation’s workflow across departments.
Leave with confidence and a clear action plan
Bengaluru (Venue TBD)
Early Bird Application
Deadline: Friday, July 5th
Fee: INR 15,750 + gst
Deadline: Friday, July 28th
Fee: INR 19,750 + gst
Note: We've limited the conference to 25 seats
For questions please write to firstname.lastname@example.org
Submarine is designed to fit the needs of NGOs of all sizes, and experience levels. Whether you have a bootstrapped 4-person team, or larger multi-city team, the processes and frameworks is flexible to adopt. To maximise learnings from the bootcamp we recommend having a leadership-level member from your org to attend it. In the past we have had CEOs, Founders, Fundraising Heads, and communications managers part-take in our bootcamps.
Who is the conference for?
The fee includes access to all 3-days of sessions, workshops and lifetime access to resources/materials shared during the conference. It also includes lunches & snack for day 1, 2, 3 and all-day refreshments during the conference.
What does the fee cover?
Click on the registration form to register for the conference. We will then send you an email with the payment link. Your seat at the conference will be reserved once you have made the payment. If you have any questions, please email us at email@example.com
What's the application process?
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120+ Past Participants
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Global Partnership for Social Accountability
Global School Leaders
Haqdarshak Empowerment Solutions Pvt. Ltd
International Innovation Corps (UChicago Trust)
Involve Learning Solutions Foundation
Jai vakeel Foundation
Labour India Gurukulam Public School
Leadership For Equity
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Make A Difference
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Project Potential Trust
Quality Education Support Trust (QUEST)
Room to Read
Sahyadri College of Engineering and Management
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Shiv Nadar Foundation
Simple Education Foundation
Slam Out Loud
Sri Guruji Art Academy
Srijan Ek Soch
St.George Educational Trust
St.Willibrords Innovative School
Teach A Class
Teach For Bangladesh
Teach For India
Tech Mahindra Foundation
The 4th Wheel
The Akanksha Foundation
The Apprentice Project
The Education Alliance
The Farming Buddha
Udhyam Learning Foundation
Vivekanand Vaidyak Pratishthan
WAIC- 'Where are India's Children'
Soumya Jain, CEO
[It] gave us an exhaustive set of tools that one could customise based on the context they are communicating in. I believe the efficiency it's going to bring in my team’s, as well as my own functioning, is going to be strong.
Kanwaraj Singh, Communications Manager
Each session had a learning and doing component in the form of workshops. It helps not only in processing the learning but also in knowing how it might get implemented
Investing in comms can be a gamechanger for your organisation
Having a strong communication and design practice is the foundation for building high impact solutions, especially in the social impact space. It is critical for our market to see them beyond the conventional, demarcated roles/functions in a “comms team”.It plays a critical role in almost all areas of an organisation’s work.
It makes or breaks your fundraising efforts, the team culture, and influences the success of your program’s impact on ground to a large extent. It helps you create experiences that are more immersive, articulate, cohesive. Investing in it allows you to build a deeper and more meaningful connection with your stakeholders, your internal teams and your end users.