Virtual Workshop on Community Engagement

feb 21

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Virtual Workshop on Community Engagement
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Feb 21 2021

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


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We invite you and your community to join Missouri Humanities for our upcoming Virtual Cultural Heritage Workshop on Community Engagement, this Thursday, February 25th. This three-part series focuses on Marketing and Social Media Engagement, Interregional Cooperation and Creating Critical Mass, and Creating and Sustaining and Effective Volunteer Program.

Registration for all webinars is free and can be found at You will receive the Zoom webinar access link upon registration.
We would love you to join us and invite you to pass along this information to members of your community.

Here is the schedule for Thursday, February 25th, 2021:
10:00 A.M. – Marketing and Social Media Engagement Presented by Mandi Retter, Missouri Humanities
Missouri Humanities Director of Communications and Marketing, Mandi Retter, will detail how small communities and organizations can maximize their social media engagement and current social media best practices. How can social media and other marketing tactics best engage both your members of your community and visitors to your community? How do you choose the best marketing strategies for your organization's needs? Bring your questions as we explore these topics and more.
1:00 P.M. – Interregional Cooperation and Creating Critical Mass Presented by Chris Kempke, University of Missouri Extension. This presentation will demonstrate the importance of interregional cooperation, showing spatial data including maps showing commuting patterns, workforce, and job location, lodging availability, distances from major metros. We will discuss creating “critical mass” by pairing our attractions with other communities, designing advertising that “packages” regional assets for visitors, and looking at some examples of communities that have done this successfully.
3:00 P.M. – Creating and Sustaining an Effective Volunteer Program Presented by Daniel Reeder and Christina Miller, State Archives of Missouri. This program will look at the many aspects of managing in-house volunteers and eVolunteers. The Missouri State Archives has benefited from volunteers since the 1970s and began our eVolunteer program in 1999. Join two State Archives staffers as they discuss the various aspects of recruiting and retaining volunteers, along with project management and lessons learned.

Questions? Reach out to Director of Heritage Programs, Caitlin Yager, at