Communicate what you love

browningyork Engagement, General communication, Inspiration, Leadership communication, Resource article, Story-telling

Many years ago when the large charity I worked for was launching a particular employee initiative, I wanted to contact other organisations who had done something similar and ask for their advice and learning about the communications. Because I was in a junior role and felt inexperienced, I decided to ask a more senior colleague to cast an eye over …

4 Communication Lessons from the Football World Cup

browningyork General communication, Leadership communication, Planning, Strategy communication

Once again World Cup fever has well and truly set in at my house. The sticker book is out, the wall chart is up and each match is analysed. My thoughts have turned to the communication lessons we can learn from the world around us. The winning and losing teams in Russia are yet to be revealed – although there’s …

The link between fundraising and communication

browningyork Charity, Engagement, Planning, Story-telling, Voluntary sector

Successful fundraising is about telling emotional stories that donors and potential donors connect with. That they want to be part of. And that they want to share with others. At the Fundraising Live conference in London last week, I was struck by how many of the sessions and conversations were about using stories for engagement. If securing enough funding or …

10 great communications from 2017

browningyork Guest post, Inspiration, Resource article

I spend my working life helping my charity and education clients to improve their communications, solving their problems by motivating their audiences to take actions. To celebrate the end of another year where effective communication has again proved a powerful tool for many, I asked some lovely people I know to tell me which communications they have enjoyed in 2017. …

Who’s listening to your not-for-profit story?

browningyork Charity, Communication audiences, Engagement, Story-telling, Voluntary sector

I had lunch today with a friend who also works with not for profit organisations. As you might expect, the conversation was wide ranging, covering a variety of areas including funding challenges for the sector, the importance of the work that the sector does and the enjoyment we get from supporting voluntary organisations to manage themselves better to achieve better …