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Who ‘does comms’? Do your colleagues feel involved in gathering and sharing information about your organisation’s work? Or is that always seen as the comms team’s job?
For charity communicators, just like everyone else, pandemic working has changed a lot of things – from restrictions on travel and face-to-face meetings, to everyone having to take on technology and media tools we maybe hadn’t used before. As well as dealing with crisis communications and constant change, we may be more reliant on colleagues to gather stories and info, or need more help to get constantly updated information out across and beyond the organisation.
In this fully interactive session, we’ll share experience and strategies for effectively sharing the comms load, supporting and empowering others to see communications as part of their role, increasing your capacity, and freeing up your time as a comms specialist to be more strategic.
To kick off our discussions we have two short presentations. Emma Shepherd will share how Building Communities Trust supports grant recipients to communicate directly about their projects, and Kirsty Luff will talk through how Friends of the Earth Cymru draws on volunteer support, local groups and the wider organisational team to make the most of their comms resources.
This event is taking place as part of the Gofod3 festival that is organised by Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA) in collaboration with the third sector in Wales.
About the Wales Networking Group
The CharityComms Wales networking group brings together charity comms professionals based in Wales. Each event focuses on a different comms topic with guest presenters, group discussions and networking.
The events will give you the chance to meet your peers, compare notes on workplace practices and share successes, ideas, challenges and inspiration. The network is designed to encourage networking and peer to peer support, sharing issues in a ‘safe’ environment.
This group is led by Jess Day along with the Wales Network steering group:
- Chris O’Brien, RSPCA Cymru
- Angharad Jones, Play Wales
- Bran Devey, Ramblers Cymru
If you’re interested in speaking at an event or if there are any topics you’d love to discuss, please get in touch with Jess.
To be added to the Wales networking group mailing list please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also stay in touch with charity communicators in Wales through the Comms 3 Cymru Facebook group – message the admins (Jess and Bran) to request to join with a note of your role or connection with the sector.