Welcome to the latest installment in our series on the “Day in the Life” of nonprofit communicators! This series lets you describe your workday in your own words.
Brenda Bennett is the VP of marketing and communications for NewView Oklahoma and has held executive management positions in the media industry for more than 25 years. Before joining NewView Oklahoma, Brenda served as the VP of marketing and communications for the YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City. Prior to that, she held the position of vice president for Virtual Spectator with offices in Oklahoma, Auckland, New Zealand, Melbourne, Australia and Hamilton, Bermuda. Virtual Spectator provided sports management, technology, venue planning, public relations, marketing and execution for some of the world’s top sporting events including the King Edward Gold Cup, Bermuda Masters, Olympic Trials for Flatwater Sprint, PGA, Wimbledon, the Volvo Ocean Race, America’s Cup and the Olympic Games Brenda began her career in radio and television while attending college.
And this is her typical day:
Before 8:00 a.m. – Check email before work, refill my coffee at home and head to the office.
8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m – Quickly scan emails and answer those that are important.
Check project updates in Basecamp and return phone calls.
On this specific day, we have our Senior Staff Meeting from 9:00 a.m.- 10:30 a.m.
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – On this day, I had another meeting after my 9:00-10:30 meeting, which lasted until lunchtime.
12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. – Lunch with a friend out of the office and then back to work. Created a dropbox folder for an upcoming television interview.
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m – Led communications department meeting with my staff and then worked on various projects: Structuring a community outreach plan, reviewing photos from a recent photo shoot, and end-of-year appeal collateral.
After 4:00 p.m. – Left early to get to a fundraising event.
Thanks for sharing your day, Brenda!
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