10 freelance communication experiences

browningyork Browning York News, Charity, General communication, Inspiration, University, Voluntary sector

Today is the 7th anniversary of the date I officially set up my not-for-profit and higher education communications limited company. I’m celebrating by sharing some of my favourite moments. I love my work When I left Cancer Research UK after 7 happy years, I needed to earn an income, but I also wanted to carry on working in a communications …

20 things I learned from #CharityMeetup

browningyork Browning York News, Charity, Voluntary sector, Volunteers

Last night I went along to a Charity Meetup – a networking event aimed at people working for and with charities. As a communications specialist working with not-for-profit organisations, I always enjoy meeting like-minded souls, sharing ideas and best practice from our wonderful – and sometimes challenging – sector. The Charity Meetup events always take a different theme and this …

Effective, planned communication solves problems

browningyork Browning York News, Communication lessons, General communication, Planning

After taking the 6 week summer holiday off to spend time with my daughter, this week I’m getting back into the swing of things. One of my first tasks was to order some new business cards, as I have several conferences and networking events coming up this month. I haven’t ordered new ones for a very long time and so …

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 …