Association news: Media Mayhem, presented March 11 by Minnesota Do-Gooders Club

“Media Mayhem,” presented March 11, 5:30 p.m. — Our firm will be one of the featured panelists sharing how nonprofits manage public relations.

Minnesota Do-Gooders Club hosts “Media Mayhem: Managing Public and Press Relations” on Mon., March 11, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Joule, 1200 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis. Advance tickets are available at

Panelists include:

* Liv Lane, business coach,, and founder of The Limelight Letters
(substituting for Natascha Shawver, communications consultant for the League of Rural Voters)

* Quinton Skinner, director of communications with the Guthrie Theater

* Robin Smothers, APR, social media and marketing specialist with the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board

* Heather West, president of Heather West Public Relations


“Big and small, there are a lot of chances to tell your organization’s story, from traditional media outlets to talking directly with constituents,” says Minnesota Do-Gooders Club co-founder Matthew Foster, owner of My favorite Matthew, a company that specializes in web design and development for nonprofits.

“The panel will share their stories about good PR growing from good planning, good implementation and good craftsmanship,” adds co-founder Wendy Ruyle, who also is co-owner of 5 by 5 Design, a strategic marketing, graphic design, and creative communications firm.

The third 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 transferrable.

The next event in the series of Minnesota Do-Gooders Club panel discussions will be Mon., March 18, 5:30-7:30 p.m., “Cash in on Good Advice: Marketing for Fundraising,” with panelists Jeff Achen of GiveMN, Peter Dross of the Center for Victims of Torture, Doug Powell of Schwartz Powell, Nicole Anderson Stern of Minnesota Public Radio and Bob Weidman of Weidman Consulting.


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