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ComNetworkDETROIT: Lessons From Communications Leaders Who Go It Alone

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The Kresge Foundation

When you’re a communications pro at a nonprofit or other social change organization, you’re often a solo operator — or at the very least, you work with a team that could use a few more hands. With all of the channels to fill, reports to court, websites to build, videos to produce, reports to publish – how do you decide what to prioritize, figure out when to hire work out, and overall, stay calm, cool and collected as a team of one? What do you do if it’s just you? That’s our theme for our next ComNet Detroit gathering, a Valentine’s Day special, that will also include a speed “dating” exercise where all participants will have an interactive chance to meet and greet one another and learn about who’s in our network.

If you’re a ComNet member or a communications professional in metro Detroit working in the social sector, you’re welcome to join us from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at The Kresge Foundation headquarters in Troy, 3215 W. Big Beaver Rd.

Our speakers will include three communications leaders who are doing their work solo (or mostly solo!) who will share their advice, tips, and lessons learned. Natalie Fotias, a ComNet Detroit leader and director of communications at The Skillman Foundation, will moderate a discussion with Hannah Colborn, marketing and communications manager at Michigan Community Resources, and Dan Lijana, communications officer, M-1 Rail.

Light refreshments (and coffee!) will be available. Parking is next to the foundation, just east on Big Beaver, at Troy Place.

Please be advised that due to safety concerns related to the coronavirus, the foundation has a current policy that no visitors are permitted in the offices who have visited — or had a member of their household visit — China within the last 30 days.


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