The International Federation of Red Cross and the Red Crescent Societies were founded in 1919 and exist in practically every nation throughout the globe almost ninety years later.
With over ninety million volunteers to date, the Red Cross bands together aiding in the support and protection of human life and health. The effort they put into their missions and the manner in which they accomplish their goals, I feel, mark them as positive inspiration and an extremely effective communicator.
The organization began on a volunteer basis. Henry Dunant, after the battle of Solferino, rallied local residents to help care for the ill and wounded soldiers. Hundreds of women came to the rescue. The successful turnout inspired Dunant to continue spreading the message to become one of the largest non-profit organizations in the world. Today, the Red Cross is involved with a variety of relief efforts such as military support, educational programs that promote health and safety, disaster relief, international relief and development as well as blood collection.
The prevalence it has in the public eye and its’ good name infiltrating the media cannot be denied. Their efforts seem to stop at nothing, saving the world one crisis at a time.
The Red Cross can be classified as a positive example of an effective communicator for many reasons such as; leadership skills, sympathetic and modest nature, overall spirit and a selfless identity.
Leadership is an integral part in effective communication. The ability to set an example for those around you by not only participating in a cause that is bigger than yourself but also being the one to draw the game plan is inspirational. The movement began with only a handful of volunteers and has grown to include millions. The Red Cross has succeeded by taking volunteer efforts and turning it into something people want to be apart of. In order for a volunteer organization to survive and prosper, it has to be filled with individual...