Sharing your experiences

Develop some short, positive messages around the impact of your event, project or initiative on people and communities.

BEFS brings together members and stakeholders from across the sector

BEFS brings together members and stakeholders from across the sector

You may think that your event, initiative or project is quite small but you can maximise its impact and connect your activities to others through BEFS. Here is how to achieve this:

  • Record the impact of your event or project – you may want to use it as a ‘case study’ or an interesting example of your work to further promote your activities in your local area.
  • Post the photos, comments and updates from your event / project / initiative on social media – don’t forget to link to @TheBEFS and to use #HeritageAdvocacy. If the person attending your event uses Twitter, don’t forget to tag them in your posts and photos.
  • Take good, high-resolution photos with your MP, MSP, Councillor and use them on your website or blog.
  • Submit these photos to the press with a short description of the event and people in the photos.
  • You can also send a copy to info@befs.org.uk and we’ll promote your activities via BEFS news bulletin, blog and social media.

Here are some examples of how built environment and heritage organisations in the UK have been approaching advocacy:

Scotland’s historic environment engaged more than 17,100 volunteers in 2015

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