Building relationships with local media and community groups is like partnering with donors. Each is important to your organization and will take time to nurture and steward. During this class, students will review how to create a media press kit, contact media, write a press release, set up a press conference, and learn the unique submission requirements and guidelines for traditional and digital media to obtain advertising, news coverage and public service support. Students will learn how to create relationships with local business and community groups and engage other nonprofits and local groups in collaboration with grant-writing, fundraising, tabling, events and volunteering. Materials and resources will be provided.