If anyone is following me on twitter (@marycateduffy), you know I was in Washington D.C. this past weekend for the Public Relations Student Society of America National Conference. I took about eight pages of notes, so stay tuned for all I learned. The first session I attended was on Non Profit PR, and I compiled a list of 10 things you should know if you work with or for non profits. A special thank you to Jennifer Byrd from The Salvation Army and Savannah Fox (fellow Gamecock) from Amnesty International.
- You HAVE to be transparent.
- Working in a non-profit can be a forgiving environment. (Great first job)
- It is fulfilling work. You are part of something bigger than yourself.
- Changing the world is part of the job description when you work for a non-profit.
- A non-profit needs to be completely behind its mission.
- It is hard, but fulfilling work.
- PR is as much offline as it is online when it comes to nonprofits.
- It is all about relationships.
- Create a story that tells your values.
- Public narrative saves lives.
Your turn! Do you have anything else to add to this list? Tell me below in the comment section!