Revise this memo about the Combined Federal Campaign to be reader-centered. Copy and paste your revision into a reply to this prompt by 11:59 p.m. ET Thursday, then discuss with at least three of your classmates why the original memo was ineffective.
This is an example of a “pro forma” memo. The writer simply pulled last year’s Legal Office-approved version from the files, updated the basic information, and sent it to all recipients. The memo met a legal requirement (no fund-raising activities can proceed without an announcement such as this). However, employees were upset because this was the year that the United Way scandal broke and The Washington Post reported that more than 90 percent of the funds collected during that charity drive had gone to DC executives of United Fund.
Why are your modifications better?