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Communications Roundtable Network

Friday, April 10, 12:00 PM - Friday, April 10, 2020, 01:00 PM
Friday, April 10, 2020, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
2314 University Ave W, Ste 20
St. PaulMN
United States
Fee: Free

If you are interested in learning more about communications-related nonprofit work, you are invited to join MCN for this free, informal discussion and information sharing group. Each month focuses on a topic around which the majority of the discussion will revolve.  

This networking event is free and no RSVP is necessary. You are invited to bring your lunch, business cards, and questions. If you have any questions about the Communications Roundtable Network, please contact MCN's membership and communications director.

In 2020, the Communications Roundtable Network will experience a renewed focus on the “networking” portion. Instead of having one presenter stand in front of the room and talk to you about a particular topic, each networking session will instead be a guided discussion relying on the experiences, lessons learned, resources discovered, and question of the group. In other words, each of you is a presenter and attendee all rolled into one.  

In addition, we will set aside a brief period of time during each Roundtable for attendees to get to know one another. This is your chance to connect with people wrestling with many of the same questions and challenges.

Roundtable Agenda 
12 – 12:15 p.m. – Introductions
12:15 - 12:55 p.m. – Guided Discussion
12:55 – 1 p.m. – Closing/Final Questions

TOPIC: Annual Report
Most nonprofit leaders recognize the value annual reports can provide—from fundraising tools to storytelling vehicles. During this group discussion, we’ll talk about what effective annual report design could look like for your nonprofit, what information can/should be included, and how to maximize their use and impact. Attendees are asked to bring copies of their annual reports (or annual reports from other orgs that you like or respectfully dislike).

2020 Communications Roundtable Schedule

February 14 - Is Social Media Still a Thing?
April 10 - Annual Report 
June 12 - Media Scrum: Tips for Connecting with Print, Broadcast, and Digital Media
August 14 - Baking Equity and Accessibility into All Communications 
October 9 - Let’s Talk Websites 
December 11 - Communications and Tech Tools Potluck

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