• Larry Winter RoederJr.
  • Albert Simard
Part of the Humanitarian Solutions in the 21st Century book series (HSIC)


Chapter 11 introduces protocol guidelines that can open many doors and place an NGO ahead of others for donations and political influence. Emphasis is placed on how to invite government officials to NGO-sponsored events and how to comport oneself in order to gain the best results. A basic concept is that in meetings, parties, conferences, and other events, the NGO representative is considered the symbolic representative of his or her organization in the same way as an Ambassador of a country and to an extent is a symbol of all NGOs. The representative never acts along but on behalf of the NGO. Although protocol rules can seem artificial at times, they can be used to impress donors and policy makers. That’s the goal of this chapter: impress officialdom.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Larry Winter RoederJr.
    • 1
  • Albert Simard
    • 2
  1. 1.South RidingUSA
  2. 2.Defence R&DOttawaCanada

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