5 Objectives to Measure Internal Communications Success

Are you responsible for internal communications at your nonprofit (along with external)? It’s helpful to apply some of the same planning tools, like goals, strategies, objectives, and tactics. We’ve talked about goals for internal communications before. These include several categories: Strategic Leadership Goals Organizational Culture Goals Project Management Goals Today, let’s look at objectives for…

Curious about Using Slack? Check Out These Resources

In the never-ending quest to quell email’s domination of our work lives, many people are turning to instant messaging platforms. For small organizations, texting, Facebook Messenger, and Google Hangouts can work just fine. But when you get more people in the mix talking about a variety of topics that not everyone cares about, you need…

Is This an Email, a Meeting or an Instant Message?

We know that nonprofits rely on email and meetings for internal communications — in fact, they over-rely on them! I encourage you to add two different communications channels to your internal comms mix, in addition to email and meetings: Instant messaging, whether you use Slack, Microsoft Teams, Google Hangouts, Facebook Messenger/Workplace or some other similar…

How This Organization Uses an Internal Newsletter to Keep Their Staff Updated

A couple of weeks ago, I shared some tips from other nonprofit communicators on how to communicate internally at your organization as well as other resources on getting people to meet deadlines and the best communications apps to use. Today I am sharing the internal newsletter used by Community Partners in LA. Lauren Kay, director…