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Committees

Advocacy & Outreach

The Advocacy & Outreach Committee forges connections between Springfield Creatives and the Springfield community. That means initiatives like:

  • Building connections and developing partnerships with city leaders
  • Creating opportunities for collaborations with creative and not-for-profit organizations
  • Advocating for our members’ vision for Springfield’s creative & cultural future
  • Expanding awareness of local creative talent through the website’s job posting and membership lists
  • Planning one major outreach event annually

New members welcome. If you’re ready to play the role of community ambassador, you’re needed on the Advocacy & Outreach Committee! Contact Chris Allen to learn more.

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Communications

The Communications Committee writes and edits content for the SGFC website, social media channels, and newsletter, along with collateral for other committees. Their jobs include:

  • Writing and publishing the monthly newsletter
  • Developing content features like Meet-A-Member and local interviews
  • Helping out other committees by writing or editing content
  • Facilitating social media strategy between committees

New members welcome. If you’re a talented wordsmith, a social media whiz, or a MailChimp expert, the Communications Committee needs you! Contact Branden Schwab for details.

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Meetings & Events

The Meetings & Events Committee plans and promotes the fun, informative monthly and quarterly events that bring us all together. Their responsibilities include:

  • Securing a time & place for each monthly meeting (scheduled on third Wednesday of each month)
  • Reaching out to location sponsors  
  • Brainstorming activities & outings
  • Selecting speakers
  • Providing refreshments
  • Encouraging member participation and meeting attendance
  • Promoting meetings via website and social media

New members welcome! Interested in lending a hand? The Meetings Committee typically meets on the first Wednesday of every month at 5:15 pm. Contact meetings@springfieldcreatives.com for more info or to join.

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Membership

The Membership Committee coordinates our current memberships and recruits fresh creativity to join the ranks. Their tasks include:

  • Running sign-in tables at events and meetings
  • Tracking memberships and assisting with renewals
  • Encouraging student involvement
  • Recruiting new members
  • Assisting with promotional material and fundraising

New members welcome! Interested in helping out? Email memberships@springfieldcreatives.com.

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Students Committee

The Students Committee forges connections and fosters membership between Springfield Creatives and local college students in professional creative programs. That means initiatives like:

  • A job shadow program for college students with local businesses
  • Fostering a mentorship programs pairing professional and student members together for one year
  • Representing student interests to the Springfield Creatives board to create student-friendly content within the group at large

Now seeking new student members. Contact Nathan Gregg to learn more.

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Website

The Website Committee maintains and improves the organization’s website: springfieldcreatives.com. They’re working on:

  • Adding website content like job boards and blog posts
  • Training new committee members & incoming board members on website maintenance
  • Developing and implementing ideas for new website content and features  

New members welcome! Would you like to help us build springfieldcreatives.com?  Contact Charlie Rosenbury for more info.

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Sponsors

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