Save the Date! Biennial Nonprofit Workshop

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Thursday, September 12, 2013 7:45 a.m. to 11:35 a.m. GVSU Eberhard Center, 301 W. Fulton, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Price: $60, includes continental breakfast, 3 one-hour sessions ($30 for students)

This year's nonprofit workshop will focus on how to build awareness, support and deeper engagement for your organization in the changing world of communications. This low-cost workshop is packed with relevant and information programs that will provide you with the necessary tools to enhance your communications campaigns and strategies in the 21st century. The workshop is designed for anyone who may be responsible for communications in a nonprofit organization.

RSVP online or call 616-336-9333.

Questions? Contact Sandra

Nonprofit Workshop Recap - Photos

wmprsanonprofitworkshop2011_057 (Medium) WMPRSA recently hosted its biennial "Nonprofit Workshop," a low-cost opportunity for nonprofit professionals (and aspiring professionals) to access professional development.


This year's workshop was well-attended and featured the following sessions:

  • Media Relations Messaging | Timothy Penning, Ph.D., APR, Associate Director/Associate Professor, School of Communications,Grand Valley State University
  • Utilizing College Student Interns to Achieve Your Communications Goals | Michelle Burke, APR, Director of Student Life, Grand Valley State University
  • Strategic on a Shoestring: Plan Your PR for Pennies, Reap the Rewards | Susan Ledy, Executive Director, Literacy Center of West Michigan; Tatum Rucker, Public Relations Specialist, Literacy Center of West Michigan; Terri Howe, APR, Howe Marketing & Communications; and Molly Klimas, APR, Intent Public Relations
  • Communicating During a Crisis: How to Protect Your Reputation When Bad Things Happen | Steve Ruppe, Public Relations Director, Russ Reid Company
  • From Bland to Buzzworthy: Creating a Winning Social Media Strategy | Pete Brand, Co‐Founder, Mindscape at Hanon McKendry
  • Partying for a Living! | Jessica Ann Tyson, Owner, Events by Jessica Ann