Affinity Groups

Greater Public has a variety of affinity groups that focus on the shared professional tasks and specific needs of participants. The following groups meet regularly and have certain member requirements to remain productive.

If you are interested in joining an affinity group, or interested in helping to form a group, please contact Melanie Coulson at mcoulson@greaterpublic.org. Some groups are at capacity but openings may occur later.

Heritage Underwriting Group

Discipline
Corporate Support


Group Criteria
Sales managers from top 25 market joint licensee and radio stations.


Member Requirements
Bi-monthly meeting


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Legacy Leaders

Discipline
Planned Giving


Group Criteria
Planned giving practitioners with mature and established planned giving programs.


Member Requirements
Monthly meeting


Major Gift Academy Alumni

Discipline
Major Giving


Group Criteria
Have completed a Greater Public Major Gift Academy cohort.


Member Requirements
Meets bi-monthly to share, get feedback, and discuss issues around integrating major gifts work at their stations.


Marketing Group

Discipline
Marketing and Audience Development


Group Criteria
Marketing directors and managers focused on audience development at stations in the top 25 markets.


Member Requirements
Quarterly meeting


Middle Market Underwriting Group

Discipline
Corporate Support


Group Criteria
Sales managers from joint licensee and radio stations ranked in the 26-50 markets.


Member Requirements
Submit data quarterly


Our Hour: A Gathering for BIPOC in Public Media

Discipline
All Audiences


Group Criteria
Exclusive to those who identify as Black, Indigenous, or People of Color (BIPOC).


Member Requirements
Monthly meeting


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Planned Giving Cohort

Discipline
Planned Giving


Group Criteria
Practitioners focused on planned giving programs at their stations.


Member Requirements
Monthly meeting


Sustainer Majority Group

Discipline
Membership


Group Criteria
Membership managers in the top 10 markets with a member file of 65% or more sustainers.


Member Requirements
Monthly meeting


Traffic Managers Cohort

Discipline
Corporate Support


Group Criteria
Traffic managers from joint licensees and radio stations.


Member Requirements
Quarterly meetings


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Young (and Young at Heart) Professionals

Discipline
All Audiences


Group Criteria
Public media professionals under 35 years old or with less than 5 years in public media; leadership roles always available.


Member Requirements
Ad hoc meetings and events


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Melanie Coulson

Melanie Coulson

Executive Director for Member Station Services and Individual Giving Advisor

(612) 405-7827 (Pacific Time Zone)
mcoulson@greaterpublic.org
Main contact for digital fundraising; general membership