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  1. Extra! Extra! A Guide for Developing a Site Newsletter Danielle Gieger Denver Rescue Mission The Crossing June 2010

  2. News @ The Crossing Youth Department • Why a newsletter? • Needs • Communication “We ain’t one-at-a-timin’ here. We’re MASS communicatin’!” —Pappy O’Daniel, Oh Brother Where Art Thou!

  3. Format • Microsoft Publisher • Many newsletter templates • Simplicity of the program • Choosing a format • Editing the format

  4. Stories • Relevance • Who is reading the newsletter? • Current Events • Calendars, events, new policies • Well Written • Proofread!

  5. Planning • Establishing a Time Frame • Weekly? Monthly? • The DBYC News • 1st of the Month: Publish, print, and distribute • Week 1: Brainstorm, research • Week 2: Decide and develop stories • Week 3: Write/edit stories • Week 4: Final touches: proofread, pictures, style

  6. Final Touches • Proofreading • Spell check, grammar check • Fresh eyes • Pictures • Photo-Media Release • Relevance • Style • Fonts, color, size, borders, background, and design

  7. Resources • Local Area Events • Free days, cheap days • Community Resources • Rec Centers, School Info, Neighborhood Associations • Internet Resources • Parents and Kids