Write for Pioneers Post

Expert insight or opinion: we regularly work with guest contributors. Please read our submission guidelines before getting in touch:

Download our submission guidelines

Freelance journalists: we work with freelance journalists and very occasionally commission unsolicited pitches. Please contact our editor if you'd like to pitch us or to be added to our freelancer database. 


Get your organisation featured on Pioneers Post

There are a number of ways to get your organisation featured with us:

  • Send press releases or brief updates and we may cover this as part of our regular news coverage (look at our news coverage to see what we typically cover).
  • Pitch us an opinion piece, including for our Awkward Questions series (read our submission guidelines before pitching).
  • Pitch us a practical, how-to piece for our Business School idea (read our submission guidelines before pitching).
  • Suggest a topic and/or expert for an Impact 101 explainer.
  • Pitch your organisation for a Social Business Profile or Investor in Focus
  • Propose an influential, high-profile interviewee for our Pioneer Interview series.
  • Propose a brilliant leader for our Good Leaders podcast.
  • Share your upcoming events for inclusion on our events listing.
  • Paying subscribers: send us your announcements (60 words max) for inclusion in our weekly newsletter. 
  • Apply for the annual SE100 Index and Awards and/or the WISE100 (UK applicants only).
  • To guarantee coverage, explore our paid partnership opportunities, including content series, special features, sponsored newsletters, or adverts (see below).

Please note that we receive many requests each week and we do not always have capacity to respond to each one. 


Partner with Pioneers Post

There are several ways to partner with us:

• Content partnerships

• Special features

• Advertising


Why partner with us?

Pioneers Post speaks to the leading innovators, entrepreneurs, investors and advisors who are building a better world through good business.

Our audience includes social entrepreneurs, impact investors, corporate leaders, top researchers and academics, innovative charities, ethical businesses, foundations, philanthropists, and government ministers and policy makers from across the world. We reach 200,000 unique website visitors, have over 33,000 followers on our social channels, and more than 11,000 like-minded impact pioneers read our e-newsletter sent out every week. We can work with you to deliver bespoke, multi-platform campaigns to speak directly to your target audience.

Our website is designed to deepen user engagement, allowing our audience of decision makers throughout many of the most forward-thinking businesses, charities and governments interact with and understand your brand’s position in the sustainable business arena. Showcase your expertise; and engage with our worldwide community of readers, thought leaders and doers, committed to the power of social enterprise, impact investment and responsible business.

Partnership and collaboration play an important role in how we work, how we create a positive impact and how we sustain ourselves financially. We like to build partnerships that are long term; we co-create a content Collection over at least 12 months, although many of our content partnerships have been ongoing for several years. 

Through these collaborations, each partner benefits. At Pioneers Post, we can broaden our readership, deepen our understanding, gain different perspectives and source a wider range of stories both from experts and from the frontline. For our partners, we help them tell their stories with journalistic creativity, authenticity and rigour across written, film, podcast and social media; we also boost their reach and their ability to tell their stories to a global, cross-sector audience. In commissioning a content partnership with us, our partners are also 'buying social' and helping to sustain our impact journalism.


Pioneers Post readership March 2023


There are several partnership opportunities on offer. 


Content partnerships

Content partnerships involve agenda-setting, high quality, journalistic content, which puts your brand at the heart of the sustainable business agenda. The content is co-created with your team and organised into a bespoke, branded Collection. Stories are paced for regular publication over an agreed time period (normally six months to one year) and are disseminated and amplified through planned email and social media marketing. These partnership opportunities can involve various elements such as a set number of co-created articles, online advertising, co-created podcasts or films that showcase your social impact and help promote your events or publications.


To find out more about developing a content partnership with Pioneers Post, please get in touch.  



Special features

Special features are sponsored ‘impact stories’ which you help to pay for, and we help to create. We are keen to help you bring your story to life and share it with our impact community audiences, provided the content is of genuine interest and value for our readers and passes our editorial standards. You can purchase our time and journalistic expertise to work with Pioneers Post editors on creative ideas to help you shape, present and write up your story, with guaranteed placement and additional amplification through our newsletter and popular social media channels. Note that we consider these ‘mini-partnership’ packages – this is not advertorial/paid editorial (i.e. you can’t ‘buy space’ or place content in the same way as adverts).


For further information and a copy of our Media Pack, please get in touch.




You can advertise on our website, in our weekly newsletter, and on our popular events page. With over 200,000 web visitors, more than 11,000 newsletter readers and 33,000+ social media followers, your message will have a wide, international reach among a specialist audience.

Find out more about advertising opportunities in our Media Pack, including details of our audiences and readership, as well as information such as the dimensions, costs and placement opportunities of our banner ads.


Please get in touch to discuss our advertising packages and request a copy of our Media Pack. 


For any other information on our partnerships, advertising and subscribing, please get in touch with Tim via tim[at]pioneerspost.com.



Some examples of our partnerships


British Council: Global Perspectives on Social Enterprise (2013-2022)

In this long-running partnership we explored social enterprise across the world, examined opportunities and challenges in policy and practice, and shone a spotlight on some leading examples of social innovation. Our collection, Global Perspectives on Social Enterprise, has grown to nearly 300 articles, podcasts and videos and features stories from Sudan to Singapore to Scotland.

NatWest: SE100 and WISE100 (since 2010)

Since 2010 we have partnered with the UK bank, NatWest (formerly RBS), to recognise and celebrate the leading 100 social enterprises across the UK each year, as part of our SE100 Index and Awards; and the top 100 women in social enterprise, as part of our WISE100 Index and Awards. Alongside, we host regular webinars to share insights and best practice among our SE100 and WISE100 communities.

Hogan Lovells: Earth Fixers (since 2021)

HL BaSE, the impact economy practice at international law firm Hogan Lovells, partners with us to produce Earth Fixers, a multimedia series exploring how entrepreneurial minds are helping to restore the planet through people-centred innovation – from Africa’s Great Green Wall, to the river robots fighting plastic waste.

Impact Europe (formerly EVPA): The Impact Papers (2019-2022)

Impact Europe, a network of 350 capital providers, partnered with Pioneers Post to create our Impact Papers collection. This included a series of high-profile opinion pieces exploring and asking honest questions about investing for impact; interviews with investors (‘The Investee Who Changed Me’), and a deep-dive into corporate foundations and impact integrity. Our reporters have also provided extensive coverage of Impact Europe conferences, including a daily newsletter and multimedia conference report.

Social Enterprise Academy and Emerald Works: Survival Skills for Social Entrepreneurs (2021-2022)

Together with Social Enterprise Academy and Emerald Works, we produced a series of articles, case studies and practical exercises for social entrepreneurs, focusing on seven crucial skills for the future. The series was also compiled into a free, downloadable handbook, available as part of our Survival Skills collection.