Amanda Aldrich

Amanda Aldrich edited-1Our guest blogger Amanda Aldrich is Regional Communications Specialist with the American Red Cross of Northwest Ohio. The opinions she shares here do not represent those of the American Red Cross.

As a regional communications professional, I’m frequently asked to present in the area, and the requests often surpass my availability.

Rather than explore ways to clone myself, we’ve responded by developing a speakers’ bureau. Our group of speakers helps tell our story to the local community, engages volunteers and recruits new supporters to join our cause. It’s a win-win-win!

Here are nine steps to take to build your organization’s speakers’ bureau:

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Nancy Schwartz on September 18, 2013 in Unique Approaches | 2 comments
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AmandaaldrichOur guest blogger Amanda Aldrich is Regional Communications Specialist with the American Red Cross of Northwest Ohio. Her experience as a volunteer, board member, executive director and regular-old-employee shape the opinions she shares here, which do not represent those of the American Red Cross.

I’m always moving a million miles an hour, and I know it’s likely the same for you. When you’re flying, it’s all too easy to forget the little things that help keep us afloat as we’re running from one meeting to the next. But it’s vital to keep your team (and others) in the loop.

I’m sure you’re thinking, “One more email to read? No thanks!” Seriously though – keeping your team, other colleagues, volunteers, and board members abreast of your activities pays off in the long run.
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Guest Blogger on June 7, 2013 in All-Org Marketing Team | 0 comments
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