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Community Advisory Board Agenda - September 2018

NPR Illinois Community Advisory Board Meeting
Friday, September 7, 2018, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
AARP Illinois’ Legislative Office, 300 West Edwards Street

AARP Illinois Chicago office, 222 North Lasalle Street
(videoconference - contact NPR Illinois at 217-206-9847 to join)

A G E N D A 

  1. Honoring and staying connected with past board members (Agenda Attachment 1)
  • Board action: Approve the approach to honor past board members. Or identify changes that will enable the CAB to approve the emeritus status?
  1. NPR Illinois updates – Editorial Update and Engagement Strategy Update
  • Public Radio Week
  • 2018 election coverage
  • Update and survey about Election 2018: Seeking Solutions, an Illinois Issues Forum supported by AARP
  • Update about Pod Camp @ NPR Illinois
  • Key roles of NPR Illinois (i. Editorial, ii. Training)
  • Board discussion: Given the decline in media organizations committing full-time journalists to the Statehouse, what is NPR Illinois’ role in training public affairs reporters (including through the UIS Public Affairs Reporting (PAR) graduate program and undergraduate journalism program)?
  • What suggestions do CAB members have for organizations that might be a good partner to help cultivate future Statehouse journalists?
  • What funders might be interested in supporting an endowed chair to serve as faculty editors or other support for journalism programs?
  1. Other updates
  1. Discussion about story ideas
  • Story ideas advisory board members submitted in advance (Agenda Attachment 2)
  • Any other story ideas advisory board members wish to share
  1. Adjourn at 1:30 PM

Proposed Approach to Honoring and Engaging Former Board Members (Agenda Attachment 1) for Approval September 7, 2018

The NPR Illinois Community Advisory Board (CAB) intends to honor and engage former advisory board members who honorably served. Following is a proposed approach.

Membership Classifications

  1. Active Members: Currently serving CAB members
  2. Emeritus Members: All former members who honorably served, remain active supporters of NPR Illinois and choose to accept emeritus status
  3. Legacy Members: All former members who honorably served and are deceased

Expectations of Emeritus Members

  • Remain financial supporters of NPR Illinois
  • Continue to serve as ambassadors for the organization by raising awareness of its content, programs and civic engagement activities and value to the statewide audience
  • Provide input to NPR Illinois and CAB regarding 1) NPR Illinois’ effectiveness and 2) opportunities for improvement, including partnerships or other activities to enhance mission effectiveness

Opportunities for Engagement of Emeritus Members

  • Attend CAB’s annual meeting in July
  • Attend all NPR Illinois events
  • Volunteer, including during pledge drives
  • Serve as business sponsors or other type of sponsor
  • Customize a planned gift to NPR Illinois
  • Serve as ex officio members to the NPR Illinois board and future committees, as formed
  • Submit story ideas for NPR Illinois at any time
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