As a community group with limited time and resources, thinking about how you communicate with others may not be at the top of your to do list. However, telling other people about your group and its activities can have a number of benefits:
- Reach more people in the community
- Recruit new volunteers
- Develop local partnerships
- Connect with a wider network of community emergency volunteers across the country
- Identify wider funding opportunities
Our presentation here sets out some general advice on:
- Talking about the work of your group and making links with relevant organisations and partners
- Using social media to promote your group’s activities and engage with the wider community
- Designing printed materials
As well as links to useful resources.
This should help you feel more confident to spread the word about your activities and in turn grow local (and even national!) awareness of your group. If you’d like to explore this in more depth we can also offer communications training and advice tailored to your community – covering your specific needs and interests. Please get in touch if you’d like to discuss this.