Comms checklist for trustees

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Trustees’ Week 2020 takes place 2-6 November. Apparently there are 700,000 volunteer trustees in England and Wales, so I am part of a very large group! As trustees we have a lot of different things to keep an eye on. This is particularly true during difficult times, for our own organisations, for our sector and, most importantly, for the very …

3 key stages of an internal comms audit

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With the latest recommendation in England being to work from home wherever possible once again*, strong internal communication will be vital. Organisations will need to be sure their messages and channels work. Effective internal communication is at the heart of employee wellbeing, motivation and understanding in these difficult times. Communications teams have been working flat out for months to ensure …

How to frame messages that work

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Sometimes it seems as though messages are the part of communication that gets forgotten. There is often much focus on format – whether to use video or text, how to make an Insta-ready image, the best time of day to send the e-newsletter etc. But I rarely hear as much deliberation about the actual messages. And yet, the actions people …

The perils of no project communication

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I first wrote a version of this blog last year. I was researching topics and a previous client asked me to write about what happens if you have no project communication at all. At a time when many organisations are faced with higher demand and lower income, there is a very real risk that effective communication could be missed for …

Guest post: Join up internally – one team, one mission

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This month I am delighted to welcome Adeela Warley, CEO of CharityComms, as my guest blogger. She shares her thoughts on charities that are responding to the global pandemic by communicating and collaborating internally in new ways. This joined up approach helps them work together as one team. From reaction to reflection We’ve all dealt with the Covid-19 lockdown in …