Connecting and communicating with constituencies and stakeholders is a critical task for the board as well as the executive director. As a board member or executive director you must be an excellent communicator in order to present the mission, vision, and purpose of the organization, to make a compelling case about your programs and services to solicit donations and grants, and to serve as an advocate for specific policies and constituents. In this Discussion, you will have an opportunity to communicate your case for more funding for your nonprofit organization through a “Letter to the Editor.”
Review this week’s Learning Resources in preparation for the Discussion.
With these thoughts in mind:
Post a 3-paragraph letter to the editor of your local newspaper arguing for more city, state, or federal government funding for your nonprofit organization and the services it provides. Put together a legitimate argument with scholarly resources to support your editorial. The article should include current data and facts about the issue.