A pair of hands holding a pen and writing a shopping list

5 tips for writing an effective shopping list

browningyork Christmas, Communication lessons, Planning

Towards the end of the calendar year I have to get serious about using a shopping list. Several important people in my life have birthdays in November and December. And then of course we’re into the festive shopping period… I’m rather a traditionalist when it comes to Christmas shopping. I may pick up a small thing or two in October, …

What if everyone feels welcome, supported and celebrated

browningyork Browning York News

I am delighted to share with you this month’s guest blog from web designer and global inclusion specialist, Danbee Shin. I heard her speak at a conference last month about the ways she welcomes her clients into her business with kindness. In this blog she shares her simple tips for making everyone feel welcome, supported and celebrated. No one’s ideal …

Connect globally through kindness

browningyork Browning York News

One of the reasons I set up Time for Kindness was to inspire people. I want to inspire those of us that believe in kindness already. And I want to inspire people who would like to believe in it but are unsure or embarrassed. Because sometimes being kind is portrayed as weak. Or carrying out a kind act is mocked …

A photo of Sarah's husband, the 7 foot magpie mascot and other supporters outside the ground at the end of his charity challenge

3 tips for communicating a charity challenge

browningyork Browning York News, Case-study, Communication lessons, Engagement, Story-telling

For the last 2 years, my family and I have taken part in the Alzheimer’s Society Memory Walk fundraising challenge. The amount we raised in 2020 was greater than our total this year. There are a number of reasons for this, but one of them is that we didn’t communicate well enough about what we were doing and why. This …

3 ways to write a comms strategy quickly

browningyork Communication lessons, General communication, Planning, Strategy communication

I often work with clients who tell me they really want to work from a comms strategy but they don’t have time to write it. Because I am not (usually) involved in the day-to-day delivery of communications at their organisation, I have the time and space to do the strategic thinking. I can take a step back and look at …