We provide strategic communications, advocacy, public affairs and storytelling consultancy 

to international NGOs and nonprofits
with a specialisation in humanitarian, development, and refugee issues. 

Whether you need a communications or advocacy strategy, a stakeholder engagement plan, counsel around dealing with a media issue or crisis, or training for your team in communications, advocacy or storytelling, we’re here to provide a bespoke service either on a retainer, project or as-required basis.

Our clients come to us because they’re looking for a consultancy that can work as an extension of their team.

We build strong partnerships with our clients and bring them along every step of the way, working together towards a shared goal. 

& Influence


Public Relations
& Storytelling


Thinking about your communications strategically can help drive alignment between the communications function and your organisation’s overarching objectives. We can develop plans, tactics and messages to help contribute to the effective delivery of your organisation’s positioning, influence and strategy.

If you are looking to drive public awareness or policy change we can work with you to develop an advocacy strategy or campaign to help influence change including policy, laws, regulations, or other decisions that affect people’s lives. We’ll do this by devising a plan to increase awareness of your particular issue, or influence stakeholder uptake of research findings and policy briefs.

As humans, we all connect with stories which ultimately are your best chance in communicating your message and connecting with your audiences. We can help you develop your story using breakthrough and strategic storytelling techniques and provide guidance on authentic and ethical storytelling. We can also help you reach your target audiences via the mainstream or specialist media, manage your public relations campaigns and provide crisis communications management for any issue or media crisis.

How we work

Humankind takes a bespoke approach to each project depending on our client’s needs. We don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all approach to storytelling or strategy, and we’ll work with you to scope out your project in a way that suits you and your organisation.

But our non-negotiable is a comprehensive onboarding meeting where we sit down with you to ensure we have a nuanced understanding of the issues you’re working to address and the story you’re trying to tell.

Ways to work with us


Usually a set amount of hours per month for your media, PR and communications outreach. We understand that some months are busier than others so any unused hours can be added on to upcoming months. 


This option is based on scope and deliverables for specific projects - that could be developing a communications or advocacy strategy, a PR campaign for a report launch or something else comms-related!


You can hire us on an hourly or daily rate depending on your specific needs - whether that’s getting us to review your strategy or brainstorm media pitching angles - anything you need, we’ve got you covered. 

Training and capacity strengthening

In addition to our consultancy services, we also provide bespoke communications training to in-house teams. 

Understanding the media and what journalists are looking for 

Media interviews and staying on-message

Managing a media or public relations crisis  

Authentic and ethical storytelling 

Social media for advocacy campaigning 

Ready to work together?