All Together Now: Internal Communications at Your Organization

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Event Type

Nonprofit University

Registration Details

Members: $95
Non-Members: $120

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Overview

Communication is about more than reaching people outside your organization. Some of the most vital, and most challenging, communications for nonprofits are internal. How do you get messages out to staff, volunteers, board, and other people working to fulfill your mission?

This class will cover the basics of internal communications to make sure you are clearly conveying information to the right people, in the right format, at the right time. This includes how to make sure emails are clear and succinct, policies are accurately worded, questions are anticipated and answered, and the right tone is maintained. Students will leave this class with both theoretical guidelines and practical resources—understanding how we best communicate internally as organizations, along with common practices to achieve these goals.

Key Concepts

  • Identifying types of internal stakeholders and the best ways to communicate with them
  • Creating clarity with communication: Ensuring what you say, and how you say it, fully and clearly conveys the information you want people to know
  • Organizing and storing common files, information, and other shared resources in ways that are easy for everyone to understand, access, and navigate
  • Creating a crisis communication plan that sets up everyone for success when something goes wrong

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, you will be able to:
  • Recognize appropriate means of communication for types of messages and different audiences.
  • Assess your personal approaches to internal communication.
  • Evaluate internal systems for sharing frequently needed physical and electronic files.

Audience

  • Staff members with influence in internal systems of communication and policies/procedures—examples:
    • Executive director (especially in smaller organizations)
    • Communications director
    • Executive assistant
    • Office manager
      Administrative director
  • Managers/directors who need to share information with and make regular requests of other staff members (such as their direct reports)

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