How about some collaboration round here?

browningyork Charity, Collaboration, Communication audiences, Communication lessons, General communication, Voluntary sector

The unprecedented times that we are all facing right now undoubtedly have many dark, frightening aspects. But I have also noticed that there are some signs of hope for our uncertain future – communities coming together, creativity flourishing, a sense of taking actions for the greater good. Something that gives me hope is the examples of collaboration between organisations, especially …

What does communication success mean to you?

browningyork Communication audiences, Communication lessons, Communication measurement, General communication

Following on from last week’s blog, when I shared my thoughts on what makes communication successful, I decided to ask others what successful communication means to them. I posed the question in a couple of Facebook groups I am part of and this blog shares the answers I received. I was struck by the similarities in the responses, having set …

One size does not fit all

browningyork Browning York News, Communication audiences, Communication lessons, Planning, Strategy communication

Imagine you work for a charity that is developing an ambitious new strategy. You have decided that you can deliver a more secure future for thousands of young people by campaigning for systemic change, not just offering frontline services. This is exciting news for your organisation. You have been involved in the development of this new approach, as have selected …

4 ways to contribute to comms when you’re not in the comms team

browningyork Communication channels, Communication lessons, General communication, Organisational culture

Every single person at an organisation has a role to play when it comes to communication. You don’t have to be in the comms team to make a difference. Here are some steps you can take. Be proactive in keeping yourself informed In most organisations there will be a number of ways to find out what is going on. These …

Guest post: 3 tips to engage trustees on communications

browningyork Charity, Communication audiences, Communication lessons, Guest post, Leadership communication, Voluntary sector

To mark Trustees’ Week 2019, which took place from 4 to 8 November, my guest blogger, communications consultant and not-for-profit Board member Helen Deakin, talks top tips for engaging with your Board on communications. Are you looking to contribute to a great cause and advance your own professional development? Has becoming a trustee ever been on your ‘to do’ – …