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When you need advanced guidance, NFCB’s conference intensives feature longform training to help you in addressing your most pressing needs.

Want to have a sound audio strategy? Can you shape the best culture for your station’s staff and volunteers? How can you envision a donor-invested future? Conference intensives will assist you. They are:

  • Painting Pictures with Sound, featuring Dale Willman (City University of New York) Join your colleagues and fellow producers for an extended (four-hour) intensive on creating immersive stories with sound. Award-winning journalist Dale 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, trial access to Hindenburg software, and fresh knowledge from a distinguished journalist for creating strong programming.
  • Harvesting the Fruits of the Giving Tree – Major Gifts and Revenue Planning, featuring Gwen Colwell (Greater Public) Every station, whether large or small, should be thinking about how to cultivate large contributions to meet essential revenue goals. This intensive will delve 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. You’ll learn about getting your staff, GM, and board on the fundraising 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.
  • Managing the People in People-Powered Media – Human Resources and Community Media, featuring Jeannie Smith (HR-Rx, Inc.) 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 this intensive, 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, Jeannie Smith will answer your most perplexing questions and guide you through solutions.

Media continues to evolve, but ultimately what will be our new reality? Help make your station’s aspirations a reality in June. Register now to attend the 2019 Community Media Conference.

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