Spark your communications, tell your story

Only days away…. Register for the 2012 Making Media Connections conference!

One of the Workshop’s key events each year since 1993, our conference is designed for nonprofit communicators: volunteers and staff who are responsible for telling their group’s story through the news media or other channels. We bring them together with journalists looking for stories ‘off the beaten path’ and invite them to join in a dialogue on how to produce news that matters.

“Well-organized conference. Speaker has great passion & energy and used lots of great examples.” – Rachel Dziallo, Erie Family Health

Conference attendees get four key takeaways:

  • Training: increase nonprofit communicators’ skills and understanding of the news process, allowing them to better access the media in ways that are effective;
  • Sourcing: journalists get leads and sources from among a group that tends to receive ‘spot’ coverage rather than more focused and influential treatment;
  • Skill-building:Connecting these two groups with web advocates and nonprofit technologists in order to develop a better understanding of new media to deliver their message and,
  • Relationship-building: the conference builds relationships between nonprofit and news outlet personnel. Beyond more and better coverage of nonprofits, their constituents, and their issues, the outcome of our conferences has been understanding and consensus on where nonprofits fit in the news cycle.
Check out all the sessions, see who’s coming or register today!

NPCommunicator Blog: All the tools you need to communicate your story….

Check out our latest blog post about all the tools you need to communicate your story! From our Press Release Generator, Submitting to Community Calendars to our very own Media Guide. Read more to find out what resources are available for FREE!

Video: Why Google can’t give you the same data as our media guide

Workshop Media Guide Researcher Deanndra Bunch talks about her process to ensure the media guide data is up-to-date and accurate. Visit our website to subscribe to Chicago’s most comprehensive media guide today.

Media Guide FAQ #2 – Why do I need the media guide? from Community Media Workshop on Vimeo.

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