Blog like you mean it

Like so many things in life, blogging is only worth doing if you’re going to do it right. Find out what it takes to blog effectively.

On April 11, Community Media Workshop is proud to host a basic blogging workshop that’s hands on and will help you learn about launching, writing and publicizing your organization’s blog.

Participants will also learn:

  • How blogging can help your nonprofit promote your message
  • Tips on how to maintain your blog and generate content
  • How to raise the visibility of your blog using social media

Led by former Chicago Tribune reporter and ChicagoNow blogger Teresa Puente (Teresa will also be speaking at our Making Media Connections conference this June).

Click here to learn more about and register for this workshop

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Only a few more days until CommuniCamp!

“I signed-up for CommuniCamp to learn practical skills, current best practices, new technologies and strategies that my undergraduate education in theatre 20 years ago may have missed! Having been involved with non-profits for nearly two decades now, I have great respect for Community Media Workshop and trust their ability to share the information specifically needed by community-based organizations operating on a wide scale and a small budget”. –  RoiAnn Phillips,Communications and Program Associate, HealthConnect One

Thursday, October 29; 9AM-5PM

Today nonprofit communicators are thinking more like journalists and journalists have a new appreciation for what it means to be “nonprofit” (for better or for worse).

  • It’s about business: Which new models and new ways will best support news and nonprofit communications?
  • It’s about media and tech: How will today’s Web 2.0 platforms change the way we tell our stories, cover our communities, and deliver our messages?
  • It’s about content: Whose new voices and new stories will be heard in print, online and on the air?
  • It’s about all of us: Who from among from among established and emerging communicators and reporters will help shape the future of news?

With this event we hope to build the conversation about how Chicago tells its stories within and across the city’s diverse communities. Call us if you have questions 312-369-6400 REGISTER TODAY!

Here is a sneak peek at some of the folks registered to attend CommuniCamp:

Erin Polgreen, Media Consortium

David Krumlauf, The Pierce Family Foundation

Kelly Kleiman, Freelance Writer/NFP Consultant

Esther Cepeda,

Steve Rhodes, Beechwood Media Company

Toure Muhammed, Bean Soup Times

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