10 checks to supercharge your communications

browningyork Charity, Communication lessons, General communication, University, Voluntary sector

Sometimes you have a long time to hone and perfect the communications you need to produce about your project or organisation. And sometimes you don’t. When you are pushed for time, you need a reliable tool to help you through. My clients will often look to me for ways in which they can make the process of producing communications quicker …

The link between fundraising and communication

browningyork Charity, Engagement, Planning, Story-telling, Voluntary sector

Successful fundraising is about telling emotional stories that donors and potential donors connect with. That they want to be part of. And that they want to share with others. At the Fundraising Live conference in London last week, I was struck by how many of the sessions and conversations were about using stories for engagement. If securing enough funding or …

Retro post: change communication

browningyork Change, General communication, Organisational culture, Retro post

I had a conversation with a client this week about how the large system project she is about to start will require considerable change communication – simply having a new system in place will not solve any of the problems the organisation is experiencing if no-one changes their behaviours. This discussion reminded me of this blog piece I wrote a …

What are the perils of no communication?

browningyork Communication lessons, Engagement, Inspiration, Planning

When I was researching topics for this blog series, a previous client asked me to write about what happens if you don’t communicate about your project at all. These are just some of the results I see from these situations: No-one knows what they’re doing, so they just make it up. People are confused so they do the wrong thing …

4 steps to reducing silo-working

browningyork Charity, Communication lessons, General communication, Organisational culture, University, Voluntary sector

Duplication. Inefficiency. Higher costs. Missed opportunities – for the organisation and for individuals. Bad feeling. Internal politics. Reputation issues. Loss of funding. If any of these problems sound familiar, your organisation may be suffering from silo-working patterns. There are a number of factors that can lead to this situation – such as conflicting priorities or leadership style – but, as …