Den ideella föreningens kommunikativa utmaningar på en glokal marknad: - En förstudie till en kommunikationsplan för kulturföreningen Humlan.
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Non-profit organizations’ communicational challenges in a glocal market : – A pre-study to a communication plan for the non-profit organization Humlan. (English)
Non-profit organizations’ communicational challenges in a glocal market
– A pre-study to a communication plan for the non-profit organization Humlan.
This study intends to examine and analyze the current strategic position of the non-profit organization Humlan, and how the organization can develop their communicational efforts to make themselves more competitive in the glocalized market in which they compete. This has been examined by qualitative interviews with the employees of the Humlan, and a quantitative survey of Humlans potential target group, students.
The results of the interviews showed that the employees of Humlan experienced the competition in the market as fierce, and that they experienced a need to communicate their uniqueness as a non-profit organization. The employees also expressed a wish for the Humlan brand to become associated with quality. In turn, the student survey showed that the students had a low knowledge-level regarding Humlan, that they were interested in a wide array of cultural expressions, and that they mainly wanted to communicate with Humlan by taking part of information such as news.
In summary, the study showed that Humlan could develop their communicational efforts by creating awareness about the organization and its uniqueness among students. However, the study showed that this could be problematic due to the students’ communicational preferences. The results also showed that it is possible to see a resemblance between the communicative issues faced by Humlan and communicative issues faced by other types of non-profit organizations.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 41 p.
non-profit organizations, globalization, glocalization, Humlan, refeudalization, public relations, media richness theory.
ideella organisationer, globalisering, glokalisering, Humlan, refeodalisering, strategisk kommunikation, media richness theory.
Media and Communications
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-87616OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-87616DiVA: diva2:710256
Programme in Media and Communication Studies: Strategic Communication