By Nicole Neroulias Gupte
Global Washington’s 2013 capacity-building workshops kicked off on April 3 with a session on “Developing a Communications Plan.” The lunchtime presentation, lead by My Le Thi Goel, vice president of marketing and communications for Global Partnerships, included practical examples and worksheets to help organizations get started on effective outreach campaigns. Participants included representatives from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, the Maasai Children’s Initiative and other GlobalWA members based in the greater Seattle area.
“The training was exceptional. I walked away with strategies, skills, and templates I could use right away,” said Daniel Schafer, communications and marketing coordinator for Facing the Future, a nonprofit focused on improving global education. “It was the best professional development event I’ve attended yet.”
The next two “Dr. Is In” sessions will be “Top 7 Tips to Improve Your Media Relation Skills” on April 15 and “Developing Your Case and Message” on April 24. Upcoming sessions will focus on fundraising, legal matters and other capacity-building topics. Visit Global Washington’s website for the full list and to register for a session.