Sunday, March 8, 2009

PR In Non-Profits

This semester I've been a special events and development intern for a local non-profit and have been able to put my public relations skills to use for a great cause. This internship has made me realize how rewarding it can be to advocate for people who are in need. Being able to bring public awareness to the underprivileged while doing something that I love has been a great experience.

Public relations in a non-profit is very similar to public relations in any other company. Journalists seem to be very open to covering many of the human interest stories that develop every day within the non-profit. Many companies and professionals are much more willing to work with non-profits to throw events to fundraise or raise awareness, keeping the public relations practitioners job fun and creative with a small to nonexistent budget. Pulling off a successful event while working with a small budget definitely strengthens networking skills and makes your work feel even more worthwhile.

It is really great to use my skills in PR to advocate for people who otherwise wouldn't have a voice. It makes me look forward to going to work!

This guest blog was written by PRowl Public Relations firm staff member, Brianna Fisher.

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