50th Anniversary Event? Check the Calendar!
By Molly Mattessich on Tuesday, June 28th, 2011
Holding a Peace Corps-related event this year? Want to get foreign press to attend your event and then write an article for your country of service news? Then, be sure to put it on the Official Peace Corps / National Peace Corps Association 50th Anniversary Calendar!
Posting your event on the calendar is important for many reasons – first, it will help you to find your long-lost fellow volunteers. Who knows? They may receive one of the National Peace Corps Association’s announcements and check out the calendar to see if you have posted anything.
Second, it puts your event into the “historical record” of the year. That’s right, people who care about the Peace Corps or who want to know its impact especially want to know the activities of the Returned Peace Corps Volunteer community. Thus, inform them about what you are doing using this simple format.
Third, you can share the calendar link with your friends via Facebook, Twitter, or email and encourage others to sign up. Finally, the calendar has a free mobile app for phones so that during the 4-day weekend of 50th Anniversary events (or any other busy weekend) you can easily have a schedule right at your fingertips. But, no one will see your event if it’s NOT THERE!
RPCVs tend to have a lot of “off the grid” get-togethers with “their” immediate training group and country of service. The National Peace Corps Association is encouraging people to think bigger: we’re all part of a national and global legacy and there is strength in having a bigger, unified voice.
We at NPCA will use our public relations and communications tools to amplify the impact of your event and connect host country journalists with RPCV gatherings. That being said, if we don’t know you’re out there, we can’t help do that!
Let us know what you’re planning so that you can reach the widest audience. We are here to help.