I’m working on a Communications exercise and need support.
You will research and choose a nonprofit organization (NPO) that you potentially would like to work for. Nonprofit organizations have a purpose of something other than making a profit. NPOs are often dedicated to furthering a particular mission or advocating for a particular group of people in need. NPOs are generally founded to serve a humanitarian, educational, healthcare-related, or environmental need. They channel their income into programs and services aimed at meeting unmet or under-met human needs such as food, water, shelter, health, and education, or towards other social and environmental issues such as deforestation and endangered species. Be aware that many of these organizations fund global needs, such as water-well projects in Africa or food and health needs in third world countries. While income-driven, for-profit companies have shareholders, all nonprofits have stakeholders.
In economic terms, a nonprofit organization uses its surplus revenues to further achieve its purpose or mission.
This week, imagine that the nonprofit you have chosen is launching a capital campaign. Through your research (see Critical Thinking Assignment for Module 3), you have identified that the NPO should target a fundraising goal of $________ to raise money for ________ (again, see Critical Thinking Assignment 3 for the specific outcomes).
Throughout the course, you will be putting together several key pieces for your chosen organization, culminating in a professional portfolio.
These pieces include:
- Resumes tailored to the public relations or development position you hold
- Press releases
- Internet banner public service announcements (PSAs) and social media blitzes
- Outline for a professional presentation at a press conference
- Strategic crisis management plans.
Your portfolio will include a compilation of the Critical Thinking Assignments you have put together in Modules 3, 4, 5, and 6, and your resume. You should make revisions in these pieces, based on feedback from your instructor.
Your final piece will be to put together a resume tailored to the public relations or development position you hold with the nonprofit you “work” for.