5 ways to be kind to your colleagues

browningyork General communication, Inspiration, Organisational culture, Story-telling

I believe in the power of kindness. Of doing things that make other people smile, that make them feel better. Even if that’s only for a brief while. And this year I’m making it my mission to talk more about kindness and to share stories of kindness as much as I can. Kindness in the workplace Times are hard, we …

Organisational and personal values

browningyork Case-study, Charity, Engagement, Organisational culture, University

Values are important to me. Maybe that’s why I work in the not-for-profit and academic sectors. It certainly helps with running my own business – the values that frame my working life are entirely my own, not something that has been dictated or developed by others. This ensures that the work I choose to do fits with my vision of …

Are you getting communication right?

browningyork Charity, Communication audiences, Communication channels, General communication, Organisational culture, Planning, University, Voluntary sector

“How do I make sure that people read my newsletter?” “How do I make people look at my website?” “How do I make sure that people listen to me?” These are questions which I regularly hear from charities and universities that I work with. And I usually have to answer with another question – how sure are you that you …

Transparent communication

browningyork Communication audiences, General communication, Voluntary sector

Today I have been reading a new, thought-provoking report released by one of my clients, ActionAid, and a number of their partners. The Transparency Report brings together contributions from 17 organisations, mostly in the not-for-profit sector but not exclusively, each of whom have shared their views on transparency with their stakeholders and why it is important to the delivery of …

Time to re-charge my batteries

browningyork General communication, Inspiration, Uncategorized

The first half of this year (plus a bit) has been quite something! I’ve travelled the length and breadth of the country; completed some communications projects and started new ones; worked with great people I’ve known for a while and with fantastic new clients; written all sorts of news pieces, articles and reports; listened to and documented the experiences of …