Kelley Hartnett

Kelley Hartnett spent more than a decade working in established churches and helping to launch new ones. She recently launched Tall Tree Collective, which helps nonprofits craft messages that inspire people to get behind their cause. Kelley formerly served as the membership director for our Courageous Storytellers Membership Site and is the author of You've Got This: A Pep Talk for Church Communicators.

Kelley Hartnett's Posts:

Church Communication Hero: Juana Inés De La Cruz
October 31, 2018

Church Communication Hero: Juana Inés De La Cruz

Born in Mexico in 1651, Juana Inés De La Cruz didn't let anyone determine her worth. She overcame obstacles and made an impact, just like you.

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Uncomfortable Questions: Is Your Church Welcoming on Difficult Issues?
October 22, 2018

Uncomfortable Questions: Is Your Church Welcoming on Difficult Issues?

Church should be a welcoming space, but how does your church maintain that welcoming environment when uncomfortable situations arise?

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Anouncements: New Courageous Storytellers Resources
September 5, 2018

Anouncements: New Courageous Storytellers Resources

Oh, announcements: the bane of our existence as church communicators. We've got the tips and resources to help you make announcements more effective.

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Church Press Releases: A Reporter Shares What Works
August 15, 2018

Church Press Releases: A Reporter Shares What Works

We talk with a reporter about what makes for an effective release. It needs an angle, it should be short, and it has to go to the right person.

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Is Your Church Ready for a Communication Crisis?
August 9, 2018

Is Your Church Ready for a Communication Crisis?

The sexual misconduct story from Willow Creek is heartbreaking. What would you do if this happened at your church? We hope our six-step crisis communication plan can help.

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Public Relations: New Courageous Storytellers Resources
August 1, 2018

Public Relations: New Courageous Storytellers Resources

We've got a giant bundle of press-related stuff on Courageous Storytellers—with a healthy dose of crisis communication tips tossed in for good measure. (I hope you never, ever need them.)

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I’ll Never Know Enough: The Church Communicator Struggle
July 30, 2018

I’ll Never Know Enough: The Church Communicator Struggle

Church communication is a job where there's always more to know. Inevitably, you never know enough. That can be demoralizing—but take heart: You don't have to know it all.

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Digital Church: Resources to Help You Make It Work
July 2, 2018

Digital Church: Resources to Help You Make It Work

This month on Courageous Storytellers, we’re tackling digital church. Whether you're doing podcasting, video streaming, or online church, we can help.

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Fall Kickoff: Church Resources for the New Season
June 1, 2018

Fall Kickoff: Church Resources for the New Season

This month on Courageous Storytellers, we’re exploring fall kickoff. Rather than waiting until September, we thought it made a whole lot more sense to talk about it now.

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Church Brand & Identity
May 2, 2018

Church Brand & Identity

This month on Courageous Storytellers, we’re exploring branding. That's right, logos and colors and voice. We're talking cohesive and consistent branding for your church.

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Communication Flow With Trello
April 18, 2018

Communication Flow With Trello

As a church communicator, you need a system to keep everything organized. This free resource will help you set one up using Trello.

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Post-Easter Recovery Plan
April 4, 2018

Post-Easter Recovery Plan

I love Easter, but as church communicators, it becomes something to survive. To make sure you're still around to survive it next year, we present a post-Easter recovery plan.

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Data, Demographics & Targeted Communication
April 2, 2018

Data, Demographics & Targeted Communication

Courageous Storytellers helps you learn as much as you can about your congregation and community—and apply that data toward targeted communication efforts.

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Writing and Red Ink
March 5, 2018

Writing and Red Ink

Church communicators do a lot, but writing is crucial to all of it. This month on Courageous Storytellers, we have all sorts of resources to help you level-up on your ...

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Avoiding the Fwoosh: Free Poetry Kit to Fight Stress
February 21, 2018

Avoiding the Fwoosh: Free Poetry Kit to Fight Stress

Really: poetry? Yes. We don't especially love poetry either, but some poetry-ish exercises can help you fight stress and be more creative. Give it a try!

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