The non-proﬁt sector faces many communication challenges. Those working in communications, or studying public relations, with a speciﬁc interest in the non-proﬁt sector, now have access to a new go-to book: Communicating Causes: Strategic Public Relations for the Non-Profit Sector, edited by Nicky Garsten and Ian Bruce. It is currently available for free online.
While the whole book is an absolute major contribution to the profession, the chapter written by Liam FitzPatrick, Internal communication in NGOS : Planning an essential element of PR, will be of particular interest to internal communication practitioners.
Liam FitzPatrick, Managing Partner of WorkingCommunications, and also a close collaborator of IC Kollectif, explains that NGOS are different from other organizations in that « voluntary organizations have additional internal communication (IC) challenges. Their workers often include unpaid volunteers. » His chapter looks at the practice of IC and makes practical suggestions about planning and executing these communications. The demands on non-proﬁt communication managers in relation to stakeholder segmentation and messaging are also identiﬁed and examined. In addition to two useful case studies, the chapter includes the following segments:
The importance of internal communication in organizational effectiveness
The 6 vital roles of internal communication in non-proﬁt organizations
Channels and approaches
Evaluating and tracking
Communicating Causes is available for free via this link until October, 21 2018, and is provided by Taylor & Francis sharing initiative.
Garsten, N. (Ed.), Bruce, I. (Ed.). (2018). Communicating Causes. London: Routledge. (314 pages)
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Managing Partner of WorkingCommunications