That is why I choose Public Relations as my major.
My friends laugh and tell me I’m too passionate about too many things because I get excited easily but I also get my heart broken just as fast about the broken world around us. I care a lot about this city and this earth so I’m always looking to where I can help next. Because of this mindset of mine, I think non-profit PR is where I belong. I’ve had multiple people tell me, “Why would you want to work in non-profit? You won’t make any money! You should just volunteer there on the weekends.” I can’t help but to think there is more to life than just making money and moving on. What about making a lasting difference for someone else? How come there are so many people hurting and all I’m supposed to worry about is money?
I haven’t had a lot of experience in non-profit PR besides in Top Dog Communication. This semester I am working with Peyton’s Promise Inc., which is a non-profit organization that was created after a family lost their three-year-old child to Leukemia. Peyton’s Promise was created with the goal to “utilize donated proceeds for meaningful purposes that provide comfort and support to families, and allow donors to see a real, tangible impact they have on someone else’s life.”
This organization matters to this family and so many more. It’s more a non-profit… it’s changing lives.
We’re taught in public relation courses to change the way others see things. Isn’t that changing the world? If you want something to change, we have the ability to shift perceptions and open the public’s view.
So what do you want to change to make the world a better place?