Custom Services

The Community Media Workshop provides tailored workshops, coaching and consulting to nonprofit organizations interested in deepening their staff’s communications skills or honing in on a specific issue or campaign.

To learn more about custom training and coaching, contact the Workshop at 312-369-6400 or e-mail Maggie Walker at

Like a well-tailored suit, our custom trainings are designed just for you. We will create a training that specifically meets the needs of your organization and staff. All of our trainings are interactive and hands-on, and participants regularly give us high marks on the content provided, as well as the overall experience.

We offer a variety of half-day and full-day custom trainings for nonprofits and small businesses including:

Social Media

Social Media 101, Social Media Strategy, Sharing Stories and Going Viral, Essential Facebook Skills, Social Media Policy, Advanced Social Media Skills, Using Social Media to Connect with Reporters

Messaging & Strategy

Developing and Sharpening Your Message, The Art of Storytelling, Strategy and Framing, Sharing Stories Online


Spokesperson Skills, Practice Interviews and Video Taping, Bridging and Flagging, Becoming an Expert Spokesperson


PowerPoint Basics, Creating a Powerful Presentation, Public Speaking Skills

Media Relations

Media Boot Camp, Power Pitching, Writing to the Make the News, Communications in a Shifting Media Landscape, Getting Interviewed, Finding the Right Reporter (using the Getting On Air, Online & Into Print media guide)

Online Communications

Developing a WordPress Website, E-Newsletters that Get Clicks, Online Communications Strategy, Make a Video, Blogging Basics

Does your organization have a specific communications need or dilemma? The Community Media Workshop provides custom coaching and consulting to nonprofits with an identified communications opportunity or challenge. Feel free to give us a call. We’ll offer advice and let you know if the Workshop can help. If we’re not the right fit, we’ll refer you to another nonprofit communications specialist.

Organizations We Have Trained and Coached

Are you ready for your custom coaching or training or have questions? Contact us now at 312-369-6400 or e-mail Maggie Walker at


The Workshop also hosts several scheduled trainings per season. CLICK HERE to take a look at the types of professional development offered this season!