Growing Common Ground's Publicity


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When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

commongroundgarden.org

About

Common Ground Garden (CGG) is a sustainable demonstration garden that offers inspiration and education to the wider community.

A significant portion of our fundraising comes from hosting adult classes at Common Ground Garden. Therefore, it is important for us to increase our class attendance and maximize ticket sales to support our garden programs. We need someone who is handy with navigating websites, sending emails, and visiting shops/cafes/community centers, etc. to help us spread the word about our classes. We schedule new batches of classes several times a year, and when we do so we need to update all of our publicity. In addition, our two annual events, the Edible Garden Tour and the Harvest Festival will also need promoting.

We need someone who has an interest in event promoting, can send clear courteous emails, and be amiable and clear in person or over the phone. While asking people or organizations to help promote our classes, we want to present a good face for Common Ground Garden.

Specifically we need our volunteer to

  • Update our online class publicity at least 4 times/year

  • Use our publicity spreadsheet to keep track of where/when classes have been posted

  • Visit different cafes, nurseries, shops, community centers, colleges, etc. to drop off and/or post our fliers.

Doing publicity for our classes is very important to keeping our organization alive, but it is also time consuming. Our staff has trouble achieving our publicity goals while running the garden and all of our programs at the same time.

Please let us know if you are interested; we would love the help!

In return, we would love to send you home with some fresh veggies from CGG!

Skills

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Orientation or Training
  • a few hrs every few months, at least
  • Needs to have basic understanding of website navigation

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