Association news: It Takes a Village, Marketing through Volunteers and Advocates, March 4

Minnesota Do-Gooders Club hosts “It Takes a Village: Marketing through Volunteers and Advocates” on Mon., March 4, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Joule, 1200 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis. Series passes and individual event tickets are available at

Panelists include:
* John Capecci, communication consultant and trainer at Capecci Communications
* Jay Haapala, volunteer services manager at the Minnesota Children’s Museum
* Vince Opheim, float volunteer at the Minnesota Children’s Hospitals and Clinics
* Janene Riedeman, director of volunteer services at St. Cloud Hospital

“The people who contribute their labor, vision and spirit to nonprofit organizations are tremendous resources. These panelists discuss how to guide advocates to sharing the right messages,” says Minnesota Do-Gooders Club co-founder Wendy Ruyle, who also is co-owner of 5 by 5 Design, a strategic marketing, graphic design, and creative communications firm.

“We’re excited to have representatives from both sides of the equation on this panel: volunteers and coordinators. It’s sure to be an informative discussion,” adds co-founder Matthew Foster, who also owns of My favorite Matthew, a company that specializes in web design and development for nonprofits.

The second in its 2013 nonprofit marketing and communications series, the panel discussions continue each Monday through April 1, 2013. All six events will be held 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Joule, 1200 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis. Series passes are available for $75. Individual tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Seating is limited. Tickets are transferable.

The next event in the series of Minnesota Do-Gooders Club panel discussions will be Mon., March 11, 5:30-7:30 p.m., “Media Mayhem: Managing Public and Press Relations,” with panelists Natascha Shawver with the League of Rural Voters, Quinton Skinner with the Guthrie Theater, Robin Smothers with the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board and Heather West with Heather West Public Relations.


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