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The 2019 conference features three longform sessions aimed at taking your station to a new level.

The Community Media Conference is scheduled for June 18-20 in San Diego. The conference features three intensive workshops aimed at supporting your station.

In the intensive Painting Pictures with Sound, veteran journalist Dale Willman will lead a hands-on dialogue on creating immersive stories with sound. Willman brings a wealth of production, journalism and visioning experience to the table for this hands on session. He’ll work with you on the mechanics of preparing for an interview, the basics of making the recordings of the interview, and then the preparing of material for editing and finally editing. You’ll leave with a new toolbox of skills, Hindenburg software and fresh knowledge from a distinguished journalist for creating strong programming.

One of the most challenging areas for community radio stations is the matter of human resources. The cost of ineffective management of staff and volunteers can be tremendous: lost productivity, decreased donations, talented people departing for greener pastures, bad word of mouth and litigation are among the outcomes when relationships sour. In the intensive Managing the People in People-Powered Media – Human Resources and Community Media, attendees will learn about core practices for optimum human resource management, such as mediation and conflict resolution, safe/civil workplaces, individual evaluations and smart hiring. Along the way, session lead Jeannie Smith will answer your most perplexing questions and guide you through solutions.

And our final intensive is led by seasoned fundraiser Gwen Colwell taking a dive into the language of major giving, the development cycle and how major gifts work in your pipeline, and how to apply strategies you may already have in your annual giving efforts to a major giving program. In the intensive Harvesting the Fruits of the Giving Tree – Major Gifts and Revenue Planning, you’ll learn about getting your staff, GM, and board on the page with you. And you’ll get to build a case for support and learn how to make the ask in a real-time exercise and practice opportunity. Join fundraising professional Gwen Colwell for this three-hour interactive session.

To register for an intensive sign up here. Note you must be registered for the conference to attend an intensive.

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