Establishing Core Values & Core Purposes to Development More Meaningful Communications: Coaching in Not for Profit Sector

Andrew Boddice August 16, 2011 0
Establishing Core Values & Core Purposes to Development More Meaningful Communications: Coaching in Not for Profit Sector

Sector: Not for Profit
Assignment: Establishment of Core Values & Core Purpose to Develop More Meaningful Communication to
existing & potential stakeholders
Period: 2007

Background

A small niche Charity, based in Scotland, with influence across Europe in developing Social Responsibility through Public Sector Partnerships, required assistance & guidance on how to develop an understanding of its core values & core purpose to drive improvements in its European stakeholder communications online &
off-line

Assignment

• To establish with the senior executive management team the core values & core purpose of the organisation
• To apply the core values & the core purpose to the development of a stronger brand presence internationally
• To improve and manage communication content & reporting in multiple languages both online & off-line
• To align the small voluntary staff compliment with the core values & purpose

Methodologies

Use of a values assessment instruments to assess commonality & alignments of values within the management team, voluntary staff & the European stakeholder groups
• Workshops
• Feedback loops

Outcomes

Over a number of weeks the organisation reached agreement on core values, core purpose, and developed a clear understanding of how these credentials could be immediately applied to all of the organisation’s internal & external communication activities.

Increased continuity & coherence in activity from the Charities small but dedicated staff. Increased funding from the European Parliament through clarity in positioning & messaging of the Charity.

The complete overhaul of all processes & all internal & external communication materials to meet increasingly stringent European compliance & regulatory requirements including Government reporting

Development of a European network of Local Authorities in the Basque & East European accession states working to guiding principles delivered by this Charity client
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