Part of the process of becoming a senior level public relations professional-as in most professions-is becoming involved in a local not-for-profit organization. Honing your skills as a professional, investing yourself in your local community, and developing deeper relationships are all benefits of volunteering your time and skillset to a local non-profit.
We have a relationship with Leadership Pikes Peak. They host quarterly meetings for professionals seeking to plug in with a local non-profit. .
Another resource for connecting yourself and your skillset with a local agency is the local chapter of Volunteer Match.
And finally, here is a great list of non-profit agencies in Colorado Springs with a quick description of what they do. Find one that alligns with your passion or concern and get involved. Not only will you help the organization by donating your time, but you could help your career as you grow deeper roots in your community.
Are you a "younger" practioner? There is a local chapter of Young Professionals in Colorado Springs. Join the fun.
Other networking and professional organizations include:
Colorado Springs Chamber and Economic Development
Center for Non Profit Excellence
Looking for a job?? Here are a few links that we like:
There are several print media outlets in the Springs. Here is a list of a few:
Colorado Springs Gazette
Colorado Springs Business Journal
The Pikes Peak Bulletin