Eleuthera, Bahamas – “The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” George Bernard Shaw
Many of the problems that occur in an organization are the direct result of communication issues. Effective communication is an integral part of an organization’s success. According to Dan Prater, Director of the Nonprofit Center at Drury University, it engages and motivates individuals to act; it expands an organization’s influence with current and potential donors and strengthens current people and programs.
Working to solve such issues, One Eleuthera Foundation joined forces with Drury University in Springfield, Missouri to host the 2014 Nonprofit Communication Workshop held July 14th and 15th. The training covered topics like “Communicating the Nonprofit Message”, “Developing a marketing plan without a budget” and “Roles and Responsibilities of Board Members”.
All types of organizations must have effective communication. Without it, there is likely to be a breakdown in understanding between the organization and its key audiences – including the public, leaders, and the people who use/need their services.
At the end of the two-day training, participants agreed that their time was well spent and were extremely satisfied about the information they received. “The course was extremely relevant and well presented,” said one attendee. “Thank you for this thoughtful approach to NGO’s and I look forward to more in future”, she continued.
A major part of One Eleuthera’s work is to build the capacity of local organizations, enabling them with the knowledge and resources necessary to be successfully sustainable. The 2014 Nonprofit Communication Workshop is one of several trainings hosted this year and many more will follow.
For more information about One Eleuthera Foundation and upcoming trainings, visit www.oneeleuthera.org.