Are you planning for your summer communications?

browningyork Browning York News, Communication lessons, General communication, Retro post

My original beginning for this blog piece was going to be something along the lines of ‘it’s summer, isn’t it lovely when the sun shines, let’s think about effective communication over the summer’. Then 2 nights ago we had an extremely heavy rain and thunder storm where I live – the garage flooded, the porch roof sprung a leak, water …

Who’s listening to your not-for-profit story?

browningyork Charity, Communication audiences, Engagement, Story-telling, Voluntary sector

I had lunch today with a friend who also works with not for profit organisations. As you might expect, the conversation was wide ranging, covering a variety of areas including funding challenges for the sector, the importance of the work that the sector does and the enjoyment we get from supporting voluntary organisations to manage themselves better to achieve better …

Catching the ball in the procurement world

browningyork Browning York News, Communication audiences, Communication lessons, Engagement, Guest post, University

Last month I ran a session at the LUPC-SUPC conference in London – this is a specialist conference for University procurement professionals. The full agenda for the day covered a vast range of topics including supply chain, modern slavery, economic trends and the position of the Higher Education sector. My break out session was towards the end of the day …

Communicating through web pages

browningyork Communication channels, Communication lessons, General communication, Planning

I have just finished writing website text for a client who is setting up a new business and I am also in the process of writing internal web pages for a professional services department at another client. The sites are very different in terms of their ultimate objective and the audience groups they are reaching out to, so the tone, …

Improving your charity newsletter

browningyork Case-study, Charity, Communication channels, Communication lessons, Planning, Voluntary sector

I’ve recently done some work with a small education charity to help them improve their termly schools newsletter. It was a classic situation of something they knew wasn’t working as well as it could, but as a small and operationally busy team they simply didn’t have the time to step back and look at how to improve it. The fact …