4 steps to reducing silo-working

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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 …

The link between fundraising and communication

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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 moment it seems that every day brings more news of charities large and small that are faced with a crisis of funding. They are having to make incredibly difficult …

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

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Once upon a time, in a land not far away, there was a woman who lived her life to spread the power of communication. She wanted to make a difference to the world we live in and so she worked with charities and not-for-profits to help them change the world for the better. Each member of staff grew to understand …

5 thoughts for person-centred communication

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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 …

How to put the case for internal communication resource

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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 …