ECF Vital Practices: Communications Tried, True, & New
While the ‘where and how’ of communications has changed dramatically since Vestry Papers’ 2008 issue Parish Communications, the ‘who, what, when, and why’ has not. During the summer, we’ll look at ways congregations are successfully merging the tried, true, and the new in communications.
Central to each of our July and August articles is a strong focus on the practical: how to incorporate an effective communications strategy into the congregation. This includes specifics related to the time commitment required and how staff and/or volunteer roles and responsibilities have been shaped to provide for this communications activity.
Included in our July content:
Communications Tune-Up, by Robert Williams who serves the Diocese of Los Angeles as canon for community relations. He is professor of communication at Bloy House, and a former communications director at the Episcopal Church Center in New York. His work in faith-based media spans 30 years. This article is also available in Spanish here.
Find a Church, by Nancy Davidge, editor of ECF Vital Practices and former director of communications and marketing at Episcopal Divinity School. She also runs The Davidge Group, a marketing communication firm specializing in the development of audience centered marketing and communications plans.
Using Video, by Terri S. Mathes, program director for financial resources at the Episcopal Church Foundation.