Past Forum Events

Email Marketing Best Practices

December 14, 2022 at 1:00 PM

Want to learn more about email marketing best practices or simply interested in a refresher? Join us for a virtual event to hear tips and tricks from two University of Minnesota communications professionals:

Developing a DEI Communications Strategy and Plan

November 9, 2022 at 12:00 PM

Communicators are increasingly expected by a broad variety of stakeholders to communicate around diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) issues. For some, DEI communications is a new experience. This presentation will introduce you to U of M tools available to guide and support your DEI… Continue Reading

The Stories Behind Winning Campaigns

October 12, 2022 at 1:00 PM

2022 Communicators Forum Gold and Maroon Awards winners share the stories behind their winning projects. Each team will give a five to ten minute presentation about their project – how the project came together, the challenges and successes, and the outcome. The program will finish… Continue Reading

Communicators Forum Social

August 4, 2022 at 3:00 PM

Communicators forum members gathered for an afternoon of networking and comestibles at the Campus Club.

2022 UMCF Conference - Connect

June 10, 2022 at 8:00 AM

The annual conference is a day of professional development for communications professionals through a range of exciting opportunities including a keynote address, break-out sessions, a vendor fair, the Maroon & Gold Awards, and networking events.

Social Media Marketing Best Practices

May 17, 2022 at 12:00 PM

Social media best practices for high performing campaigns. Topics included: social media trends, channel-specific strategies, accessibility, analytics, and crisis management.

Designing a Diverse, Inclusive Marketing Campaign: Gen Z Avatars

April 27, 2022 at 12:00 PM

In this session, we were led through an award-winning integrated marketing campaign created by the Learning Abroad Center. The team behind the project demonstrated the ways in which a series of colorful avatars was designed for print, social media, web, and video to represent… Continue Reading

Addressing DEI Is More than Using the “Correct” Words and Pictures

February 2, 2022 at 12:00 PM

Sandra Boone discussed her experiences as a white woman seeking to center equity concerns in her communications work. She shared a model she developed of a (typical) communicator’s equity journey, and she included examples of how her own thinking and actions have changed (including… Continue Reading

VIDGURU: Your Guide to Creating Successful Videos & Podcasts

November 11, 2021 at 12:00 PM

Creating your own videos or podcasts can feel impossible at the beginning. It’s daunting to try something new, especially when digital technology is constantly changing. You may feel lost, overwhelmed, or unsure of what to do next.  The good news?  You don’t have to do this alone.… Continue Reading

Nonprofit Storytelling: How to Avoid Exploitative Messaging

October 14, 2021 at 10:00 AM

No matter the mission that an organization strives for, an integral part of nonprofit communications and fundraising is sharing stories of people who have been impacted by our programs. A building movement in this sector is called … Continue Reading