Saturday, 8 October 2016

Getting YOUR messages into the community, now both EASY and FREE!

Probably the biggest challenge for any of us involved in any organisation of any type is getting our message to the people who might want to hear it. That goes for  a community group, charity, local sports club, faith groups, schools, health information providers, local small business or just local events that are happening in the area.

Did you know that 97% of what goes on in our community is good news which never reaches us. Most of the news that reaches us concerns the 3% of less savioury not so good things. Bad news sells newspapers but it does little for the community in terms of providing valuable information that we need or seeing the amazing work that great local people (unsung heroes) are doing locally around us.

Hence why the Community Communications Hubs Websites (CCHW) are now being set up around the country. South West Herts is the first to get such a website and the great news is that 1st... it's free to use and access... 2nd it's free for you to post your organisations updates and information... 3rd anyone can update it... meaning you don't have to send your information to an editor for approval or wait to see if it will be accepted or not. You can post what you want to say, when you want to say it, when you are ready!

So... how can you find out more and how can you start to get your organisation up and running?

We are putting on two training evenings, completely free (except buy your own refreshments) at the local independent coffee shop +The Kitchen Croxley on the 12th and 26th October from 7pm-9:30pm. These will be hands on sessions and by the end of the evening you will be able to post your information onto the CCHW. So please join myself and +linda anderson for a fun but incredibly useful and beneficial evening for all.

Bring a Laptop, Tablet or Mobile phone and let us get you sharing what is happening in your organisation with the rest of your community.

If you are reading this then you are already on the community communications hub... please take a look around we are now beginning to include all local community organisations... and do read the About Us section here for more information about what this is all about.