Communications

Email naming conventions

Email naming conventions
If you're starting a new organisation, this is the best time to adopt an email naming standard. Many only start thinking about it when they realise they have two members named John Doe. Here are a few benefits to adopting email naming conventions. Unique email addresses can be created more easily. (It's a matter of time before you have two…

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Inspiring creativity in church

Inspiring creativity in church
I've been helping out as a Communications Consultant at DUMC for the last four months and it's been eye-opening to see how much creative opportunity there is. A church can do so much through great design and great copy to get the word out well. However, it is quite a challenge to get volunteers on board to work together for specific design goals. More often than not, a project is farmed off to a volunteer who has design knowledge, they take the brief, go home and work on it... solo! When done, they email the file back, and it gets printed. I can imagine it's not the most exciting of environments to work in. Understanding how the younger generation works, and what makes them excited, I put forward a suggestion to organise a monthly evening for creativity to be unleashed. I want designers, photographers, videographers, brand experts, creative directors, flash animators, writers, etc... to come together and dream. Then, go and unleash their creativity.

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