20 questions to sort the basics for your internal comms

browningyork Communication audiences, Communication channels, Communication lessons, General communication, Planning

Internal communicators have a big role to play as our organisations start to find a way forward. We’ll be looking at a whole range of situations and emotions. For some employees, returning to some form of in-person contact will be a joy. For others, there will be fear and uncertainty about what the ‘new normal’ will look and how it …

Communication from a volunteer’s point of view

browningyork Charity, Communication lessons, Engagement, Inspiration, Voluntary sector, Volunteers

It’s Volunteers Week 2020. The in-person celebrations and thank you events have not taken place, of course, but many organisations have been thanking their volunteers in other ways. They simply wouldn’t be able to do what they do, make the difference they make, without the people who voluntarily give up their time and skills to make things happen. Services would …

3 vital elements for team communication

browningyork Communication lessons, General communication, Organisational culture

I first wrote and scheduled this blog piece a while ago. It seems to me that in these unprecedented times of ‘social distancing’ and increased home working, effective communication for teams is more important than ever. We need to support each other and communicating well is part of that. If you are planning how your team is going to stay …

Tips to make the case for internal comms at your not-for-profit

browningyork Charity, Communication lessons, Public sector, Voluntary sector

I spend a lot of my time thinking, listening, talking and pondering about internal communication*. I believe strongly that a key success factor for any organisation is connecting employees, volunteers, members and whoever else counts as internal for you. I even describe wanting to inspire organisations to plan effective internal comms as my mission in life. (*If your reaction to …