Top Ten Reasons to Engage
Your Community Beyond Broadcast
By being out in the community at every opportunity, you create relationships with individuals and organizations with whom you can create future engagement possibilities.
A commitment to more fully engage your community can become an opportunity to reevaluate your mission, or to serve it more fully.
As you reflect the needs and aspirations of your community, you become an ever more essential part of the way your community expresses itself and addresses issues.
The greater your impact on the lives of individuals in your community, the more they value the station. The station becomes more important to the community.
When you engage your community, their awareness of and appreciation for the world of public media is enhanced.
Learn about the issues important to your community, and collaborate with partners who can help you address those needs. In this way, you become a catalyst for positive interaction and community change.
Engage your community in part by being a convener. Bringing people and different organizations together for a common purpose creates new opportunities for the community.
Community Engagement is a high priority with many funders. Having a strong track record of successful engagement can increase value for underwriters, cultivate new members and increase connections with current donors.
An authentic commitment to Community Engagement pushes you to create connections across the full breadth of the community.
A commitment to Community Engagement is more than a division of your organization: it is a pervasive concept that affect all aspects of your work. All individuals on staff should understand how what they do serves the needs of the community.