Your perception is your reality

browningyork Communication audiences, Education, Engagement, University

One day some time ago when my daughter was much younger, we were discussing colours on the school run – to be more precise, we were discussing the colours of the autumn leaves that we kicked through on our way to the playground. Soggy weather had really highlighted the bright colours of the leaves and I commented that I liked …

5 thoughts for person-centred communication

browningyork Browning York News, Charity, Communication audiences, Communication lessons, Voluntary sector

I have attended some fantastic events this week. Yesterday I chaired an internal communications panel for the CIPR Not-for-profit group, where questions covered a wide range of topics, from using core purpose to motivate people during lockdown to the importance of ongoing discussions about structural racism. Today I attended one of Dawn Newton’s Charity Meetups, where we again discussed motivation …

20 questions to sort the basics for your internal comms

browningyork Communication audiences, Communication channels, Communication lessons, General communication, Planning

Internal communicators have a big role to play as our organisations start to find a way forward. We’ll be looking at a whole range of situations and emotions. For some employees, returning to some form of in-person contact will be a joy. For others, there will be fear and uncertainty about what the ‘new normal’ will look and how it …

How to put the case for internal communication resource

browningyork Charity, Communication lessons, General communication, Voluntary sector

Most internal communications people I know would love to have more resource in their team. (Let’s be honest, some would simply like to have a team or even an internal comms-focussed job description.) These internal comms professionals know that even a small increase in head count could enable them to make a bigger difference to their organisations. Of course, many …

Communication from a volunteer’s point of view

browningyork Charity, Communication lessons, Engagement, Inspiration, Voluntary sector, Volunteers

It’s Volunteers Week 2020. The in-person celebrations and thank you events have not taken place, of course, but many organisations have been thanking their volunteers in other ways. They simply wouldn’t be able to do what they do, make the difference they make, without the people who voluntarily give up their time and skills to make things happen. Services would …