Anne Frankenberg

#CBAAconf: Bequests, fundraising for small stations, and what managers need to know about studio refits - more sessions announced!

Helen Henry, 15th August 2018

These three new sessions announced for the 2018 CBAA Conference go deep on matters of money and studio technology - topics of interest to all community radio stations.

Workshop: Set your station up for bequest success

Bequest donations are a special commitment made by visionary supporters to organisation’s they love and believe in, and, while it’s a topic that might make some fundraisers uncomfortable, they offer what is ultimately the best return on investment. In this session, find out why community radio is uniquely positioned to benefit from these donations and for a tool kit that will help you make the most of this opportunity to build your station’s security and realise its dreams – no matter your station's size or resources.

Presented by: Anne Frankenberg - Acting CBAA Vice President and Deputy General Manager at Australian National Academy of Music (formerly 3MBS) (pictured).

Workshop: “Fun”draising for your small station

Put the fun back into the daunting task of fundraising with this session that that will cover a bit of everything and give you lots of ideas to try at your station - including organising events that actually raise money, starting up a subscriber (“friends of”) program, turning your OBs into fundraising opportunities, seeking donations or grant funding to address specific station needs and more.

Presented by: Nancy Falcone - Byron Bay 99.9, Wangki Radio, and CMTO Trainer.

Workshop: “Doing the studio” – what managers need to know about studio refits

Station managers and decision makers need to make informed choices about investing in studio facilities - as you plan your station's maintenance, refit, and upgrades.  Continuing our standing-room-only series of "tech for the non-technical", this session focuses on the studio.  We'll cover everything from current lingo and trends, the merits of digital or analogue consoles, and the information you need to liaise with vendors and techs. Come to get the run down on what you need to know to make a sound financial and business decision for your community radio station.

Presented by: John Maizels - President, Technorama.

Check out what else has been announced so far. 

The 2018 CBAA Conference will take place on the Gold Coast from 8 - 10 November. As the sector's largest annual gathering, it's an unmatched chance to connect with community broadcasters from across Australia, learn from sector and industry leaders, and share your own experiences. 

Earlybird registrations are closing soon - get in quick to save up to $165 on your conference registration.

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