Weekly News From the President: ACM NW Regional Media Summit
One of the benefits of ACM membership is free or reduced cost professional training – both for yourself or for members of your group if you have an Organizational membership. So, I hope you take advantage of our next two webinars this Spring.
This Wednesday (April 25) we’ll be talking about ways to build and engage an effective base of volunteers. Erica Jones from Somerville, MA will be leading a discussion of ways that volunteers can increase your impact and mission, and how you can keep them on board!
The following month (May 30) we’re doing something a little different. We’ll host an hour devoted to any technical question you have, and we’re calling it Ask Me Anything Technical (AMAT). Justin Cowgill from San Jose, CA will be leading a group of geeks who’ll field any of your technical questions – and they DID say anything! Just send them by email to AMAT@creatvsj.org before the webinar and we’ll get to as many questions as we can in 60 minutes.
Register for the webinars here (and one other secret – you can get recordings of earlier webinars as part of your membership)!
ACM NW Regional Media Summit
I’m looking forward to seeing colleagues in the Pacific Northwest later this week at the ACM NW Regional Media Summit in Portland, OR. I’ll be talking on Saturday about strategic planning and board development and am looking forward to hearing from speakers on a wide range of topics at Open Signal PDX.
You can get details about the Summit and still register for the event here.
Grassroots Scholarship Fund Update
We’re heading in to the last week of our campaign to raise funds from members across the country to support other folks across the country – our Grassroots Scholarship Campaign closes in one week.
We’ve raised close to $1600 so far from people across the US who want to support leadership and professional development for colleagues who can’t afford the opportunity. Kicking in some support for the campaign takes only a few moments – and your support can have a lasting impact for others in community media. The time and resources we invest in people will repay itself many times over in years to come.
Go to our donation site to make a tax-deductible donation – big or small – and know that you’re supporting the work of community media into the future.
And then when you’ve made a donation, tell a friend!
President & CEO
The Alliance for Community Media