#YouMadeItHappen – my favourites

browningyork Browning York News, Charity, Collaboration, General communication, Story-telling, Voluntary sector

This week charities have been using the hashtag #YouMadeItHappen to thank their supporters and celebrate the difference they make. An email from NCVO’s Aidan Warner, sent to members to launch the imitative, said, “When we ask the public what they want to hear from charities, one thing comes through loud and clear. They want to know about the difference their …

Guest post: Becoming an IC trusted adviser

browningyork Collaboration, Communication lessons, General communication, Guest post, Inspiration

With the summer holidays drawing to an end, offices and workplaces will start to fill up again and it’s time to start (re)building working relationships. This month’s guest post comes from internal comms expert, Advita Patel, who shares some tips for becoming a trusted adviser. If you’ve ever worked as an Internal Communications professional you will understand how challenging it …

4 steps for good communication when collaborating

browningyork Collaboration, Communication lessons, General communication, Public sector, Voluntary sector

Collaborating with other organisations can be a great way to get more done. I went to the AGM of the local business community partnership organisation, Connect Reading, this morning and it was interesting to hear about some exciting plans to bring together charity, public and private sector organisations for projects that will make a significant positive difference to the lives …

No such thing as right or wrong communication

browningyork Collaboration, General communication, Inspiration, Planning

This morning I attended a local networking session, the Woodley Business Club, for the second time – I had enjoyed the first session so much last month that I wanted to go along again. I have lived in the town of Woodley for 12 years, but only discovered that it has a thriving business community last year. It’s a great …