Case 6: Development of a Marketing Strategy for German Minority Association in Croatia

  • Mirna Leko ŠimićEmail author
  • Renata Trischler
Part of the Applying Quality of Life Research: book series (BEPR)


This case study analyses the marketing activities conducted by the German minority association in Croatia in order to overcome the problems identified by the association leadership.

In order to understand the situation, the whole environment of the nonprofit sector and position of national minorities in Croatia have been analysed. Most of the problems identified are of marketing nature and cause both internal problems like membership decrease and passivity and external problems of low recognition within the local community, decreasing financial support, etc.

The association leadership has recognised the need to implement marketing concept in their strategy. This approach has helped them to learn more about their membership, adjust programmes and activities and get better recognition in the external environment. By doing so, the quality of life of the minority members has been significantly improved.


Civil Society Nonprofit Organization Marketing Strategy Nonprofit Sector Supervisory Board 
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The authors wish to thank the leadership and members of the German National Minority Association in Croatia for participation in this case study.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of EconomicsJ.J. Strossmayer University of OsijekOsijekCroatia
  2. 2.German Minority AssociationOsijekCroatia

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