Combatting ‘professional loneliness’
11th May 2022
The internet is currently flooded with statistics about loneliness due, in part, to its being the theme for this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week. One of the most striking stats comes from the Mental Health Foundation which reports one in four adults feel lonely some or all of the time. This is worrying and I certainly don’t want to diminish the mental and physical health impact of being isolated, but I find it reassuring to know that feelings of loneliness are quite common.
TWO YEARS OF WORKING DIFFERENTLY
30th April 2022
It's been over two years since the Covid pandemic took effect, how have things changed for not-for-profit communicators?
We asked our committee for their highs and lows over the last two years and look ahead to the changes that’ll be staying - those Covid-keepers.
Getting results on a tight budget
3rd November 2021
During lockdown the Not for Profit committee had some serious discussions about some of the issues facing communications professionals working in our sector. Among the challenges which we identified was the problem of working with a very tight budget. There can be few comms professionals in the not-for-profit world who are not familiar with a work environment where the pressure is to do more with less.
Getting Chartered as a not-for-profit PR – Gemma’s story
21st May 2021
If you’re a not-for-profit communicator, you may have looked at the Chartership process and wondered if it was right for you. In the first in a series of posts, Gemma Pettman, the Vice Chair of the CIPR’s Not-for-Profit committee shares her experiences of getting Chartered:
FACT OR FAKE? - THE DIGITAL INFORMATION MINEFIELD
13th July 2021
If there is one thing that the pandemic has taught us as communicators, the challenge of misinformation is very real. And where does this assault on the truth manifest itself most prominently? Yes, that’s right. Online. stakeholders?
23 March 2021
WHAT A DIFFERENCE A YEAR MAKES: COVID VS COMMS
One year on from Covid becoming the most used word in public
conversation, what has been the impact on our communications? Has it
become harder, or have some found it easier to connect with
being a cipr volunteer
December 18, 2020
As they say goodbye, outgoing Not-for-Profit Committee members Alona De Havilland and Charlotte Dimond share their experiences as CIPR Volunteers and top reasons for why you should too.
Recycle, reuse and reshare your content
December 16, 2020
Creating content is an investment. Aside from your time (which is valuable), you may subscribe to paid apps and tools which give the assets you have created a polished look and feel. It stands to reason you would want the video...
Looking for a new job – where do you start?
December 11, 2020
In the first article of our series on recruitment and employability, Tristan Shirley from Prospectus helps you get back to basics and shares tips that could help you find your next role.
AGM Views and Q's
December 9, 2020
After sharing updates on what we, as a group, have achieved in the last year (more on that here) we welcomed our guest speaker to the AGM ‘stage’.
Writing and talking about disability
December 4, 2020
Across the UK new accessibility regulations mean public sector organisations have a legal duty to make sure their websites and digital apps meet accessibility requirements. The regulations required all public sector websites...
How we have helped you in 2020
November 23, 2020
Thank you to members who were able to attend our Annual General Meeting on the night before the current lockdown in England. this blog post is a recap and another chance for you to contribute.
What can we learn from the behavioural sciences?
September 23, 2020
Getting people to change their behaviour can be a tough challenge. Take obesity. There is evidence that people who are obese are more likely to die from Covid-19 or have a bad reaction to the virus. Our PM should know.
Fundraising and Communication
September 9, 2020
Fundraising may seem like an unusual topic for a panel discussion for comms pros, but those of us who work alongside fundraisers - or have income generation as part of our role - will know how intricately linked the disciplines are...
How can you fundraise during a pandemic?
August 10, 2020
As the PR Officer and Treasurer for my local hospital radio station, it's been an interesting few weeks! Is this just a "temporary" blip or will we see some of these changes become the “norm”? Certainly there will be a lot of changes, both short-term and long-term...
Helping not Helping: A charity campaign to drive a difficult conversatioN
July 29, 2020
A finalist in the CIPR 2020 Excellence Awards, the Helping Not Helping Campaign is an example of a focused campaign that drives an uncomfortable and often complex discussion around voluntourism and western privilege.
engaging your people about priority issues
July 22, 2020
In organisations of every size, internal communicators support senior leaders to engage and emotionally connect with their teams. No matter how geographically or physically dispersed our people are, we have a duty to inform and engage people on our values, strategic priorities and developments.
The future of events
July 13, 2020
After the past few months, with lock-down and social distancing, how will events look in the future, will they even exist? Hundreds, even thousands of events have either been cancelled or postponed...
Wombling and learning through lockdown
July 6, 2020
At the beginning of April 2020, I joined nine million other people in the UK who were furloughed.I am a PR and Communications Officer for Edinburgh Leisure, a charity that exists to support the health and wellbeing...
COMing into our own: comms in A Crisis
June 17, 2020
For many communication professionals, the past twelve weeks will have seen them catapulted into a world of crisis communication.Organisations and their leaders are relying heavily on the advice and guidance....
Communicating through and beyond crisis
June 1, 2020
The global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is challenging for every person around the world on a personal or professional level, possibly even both. For those of us working in communications...
LIVESTREAMING YOUR EVENTS
November 18, 2019
If you have thought about livestreaming your events and activities but don’t know where to start...
Digital on different budgets
November 14, 2019
CIPR Not-for-Profit Group held its inaugural AGM with a panel discussion focussing on digital communications and achieving great results on different budgets.
Learn how to pitch to the press from the pros
July 29, 2019
Despite the changing media landscape, pitching stories to journalists is still a core skill for many PR professionals...