[Nmabs] Fwd: [nabs-l] Workshop: Create an Advertising Directory – NABS Membership Committee

Darian Smith dsmithnfb at gmail.com
Wed Jan 15 00:14:53 UTC 2014

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From: Justin Salisbury <PRESIDENT at alumni.ecu.edu>
Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2014 00:06:36 +0000
Subject: [nabs-l] Workshop: Create an Advertising Directory – NABS
Membership Committee
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So, we have an idea.  We’re putting on a student seminar, a student
division social, or a fun activity at the state convention.  We know
how to run it, who will speak, what kind of food we want, but now…how
do we get people to attend?  Who do we invite?  How do we spread the

We once struggled with these questions in the North Carolina
Association of Blind Students, and we devised a solution: create an
advertising directory for our state.  With four people working on the
project for only about two months, we realized that it was, in fact,

The system is simple. A division can create a directory of disability
contacts at all universities, community colleges, and trade schools in
its state.  As soon as we had organized this directory, advertising
our events became much simpler.  We did it all in Microsoft Excel,

The NABS Membership Committee will be hosting a series of conference
call workshops, which I will lead, where we will explain and discuss
how to organize and best use an advertising directory for student
division events in your state.

The first of these conference call workshops will be held:

Monday, January 20
9:00 PM eastern
Dial (605) 475-6700
Enter access code 7869673

We will announce further advertising directory workshops soon.  I look
forward to talking with many on Monday.  If you have any questions,
please email me directly at <justin.salisbury at earthlink.net>.


Justin Salisbury
Connecticut Association of Blind Students

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