Keeping your internal comms simple

browningyork Charity, Communication audiences, Communication lessons

I attended another great CharityComms event yesterday; this time a seminar on the changing face of internal communication, with case studies and tips on integrating internal and external comms, engaging your staff with a new organisational strategy and launching a new campaign with all your staff on board. As is often the case with events like these, there was a …

Charity Writing and Communications Training Days, Oct 2015

browningyork Charity, Communication lessons, General communication, Planning, Voluntary sector

I’m pleased to have been asked to run an internal communications session at the Charity Writing and Communications Training days at the Directory of Social Change again this year. I took part last year and it was great to have the opportunity to talk to people from a variety of organisations. Everyone was there to learn top tips on a …

3 things I love about my job

browningyork Charity, Communication lessons, Education, Inspiration, University

As a freelance communication specialist, I’m lucky enough to work with fascinating teams and for amazing organisations. Although all my work shares a communications theme, there is plenty of variety in the detail of my projects that is enjoyable and rewarding. Recently I’ve been reflecting on some of the most enjoyable, fun and proud moments I get to be involved …

My journey – Instow to Westward Ho!

browningyork Charity, General communication, Inspiration, Story-telling

Last week I joined my friend, Morwhenna, for a sponsored walk in North Devon. The days I spent with her were just part of a longer 3-week journey she is undertaking from Brecon in Wales to Morwenstow in Cornwall, raising funds and awareness for The Stroke Association. Having had a stroke herself at the age of 12, it is a …

Employee engagement

browningyork Charity, Engagement, General communication

Yesterday I attended the CharityComms Internal Communications group: a great chance to meet with other IC professionals in the not-for-profit sector, share ideas and talk about the things that we do that make a difference. With over 30 people in the room, it was encouraging to see how many charities are now taking communicating with their employees (and volunteers) seriously …