"One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one man cannot make a team."
Communication is key to any organisation but for a national organisation with a small staff and limited resources it becomes trying to serve volunteers can be quite a challenge, but one that is not insurmountable. For the past few years SALSC has been improving and modernising the way it communicates and presents itself. This has culminated in the development of electronic forms for feeding back information, electronic newsletters and more recently a new brand and new website.
However, this is just the beginning. Electronic communication is great for supplying information around the clock, accessible to hard working volunteers at a time that suits them but it should never replace face to face communication. For that reason SALSC has committed in its Business Plan 2011-15 to develop more effective ways of communicating to different groups. This includes establishing regional forums for face-to-face meetings as well as exploring more recent media trends like Facebook and Twitter to communicate with the younger generations.
If you have any suggestions on how the Association can improve its communication then please contact SALSC’s Chief Operating Officer using the details provided at the bottom of this page. Alternatively, to subscribe to the SALSC eNewsletter, please visit the homepage and complete the form found there.