We all have to write, but that doesn't mean we can do it well. Rowan Emslie has some tips to help make sure your reports and e-mails actually get read.
Journalists seek to be objective, and many say NGOs should do the same in their communications. But Rowan Emslie reflects on the implications of over-emphasising objectivity.
NGOs widely ignore the internet community largely responsible for shaping online trends and vitality. Rowan Emslie describes how UNICEF answered questions about its response to Typhoon Haiyan on Reddit and suggests more charities should use Reddit to get attention for their work.
Are you a fox or a hedgehog? A George Clooney or Sonic? Are development workers better off being one or the other? Rowan Emslie unpacks what it means to be both, and suggests that one is better than the other in the aid and development sector.
Social media is increasingly being treated as though it were a traditional publishing platform, particularly by NGOs. However, most organisations have not seriously considered how their staff are using social media and what the consequences are of blogging and tweeting. Rowen Emslie breaks it down from a legal perspective, arguing that it is time for NGO staff to learn about...