Keeping everyone informed

You’ve worked hard to find out what people want. So make sure you tell them about your progress and your activities.

We can help you get your message across.

People looking at information panels of the church's development plans Ian Brown

Who should you tell?

Make a complete list of all the groups of people who have an interest in your project. Include:

  • Decision makers
  • Advisory groups
  • Funders and donors
  • The media
  • Local groups
  • People affected directly by the project
  • People who’ve previously been involved with the church
  • People who might want to use the building

Try the stakeholder template

“Say it five times in five different ways – and people might remember it.”

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How will you tell them?

You can get your message across by:

  • Setting up a website
  • Sending out newsletters
  • Printing leaflets
  • Setting up a Facebook page
  • Putting updates on noticeboards
  • Speaking to the local press
  • Organising tours, talks and exhibitions
  • Organising events to celebrate important stages in the project
  • Getting listed into local directories
  • Installing a sign

Look at each stakeholder group and ask yourself:

  • What do they need to know?
  • How often should you tell them?
  • Do you need something from them?
  • What is the easiest way to reach them?

Helpful hints

What should you tell them?

However you choose to reach out to people, tell them:

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Next steps

To make your vision become a reality you need to start thinking about: