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all enrolled in a budgeting and grant
writing class, offered this semester at
your nearby university's recreation
education program.
The course instructor, who has a
graduate degree and grant writing experience, needs opportunities for his or
her students to write their first grant. If
you allow students the opportunity to
write grants for you, they will benefit
from the practical application of their
classroom knowledge, and your agency
will benefit financially.
By now your agency has a Facebook
page. Does it have a Twitter account?
How often do you tweet? Do your followers find your tweets effective or annoying? What about Groupon? Could
offering discounts increase your program's participation? Or LivingSocial?
Or Google Sites? Can you really be expected to manage your agency's online presence in 10 different locations,
while still accomplishing what you're
supposed to do in real life?
Yes. Find a student, or a classroom of
students, who are studying recreation
program promotion and marketing.
A recent student of mine spent a semester helping a start-up therapeutic
recreation agency gain clientele and
establish itself in the community by
monitoring and promoting its online
presence. It was a great resume builder for her and a significant help to her
recreation practicum site.
How long has it been since your
agency adequately surveyed its constituency? Target market analysis can
be time consuming and costly if done
correctly. Good thing all COAPRTaccredited undergraduate programs
offer a class in program assessment
and evaluation. In my graduate work,
I designed and supervised a citizen
survey for a new park and recreation
department that did not have a budget line for the project. The University
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Wouldn't it be wonderful to have a team of
volunteer grant writers, who could independently
identify, secure, and help administer recreation funds
for your agency?

of Mississippi graduate school generously funded every penny we asked for.
For more than a decade, my recreation education program has organized
and executed a family-friendly fundraising event in conjunction with the
park commission. This yearly project
is great for the community, the recreation agency, the students, and the
university. Partnerships between education programs and recreation agencies benefit everyone involved.
Students gain practical experience
and receive coaching and instruction
on creating quality products from their
instructors. These real-life projects also
make perfect work examples for the students' professional portfolios when they
graduate and begin their working careers. Your agency, in turn, gets a first
look at the promising graduates and
great work done for a great price.
On the academic side, course instructors love when agencies can provide guest speakers for their classrooms
and possible jobs for their students. The
university public relations team can
also endorse the good deeds that the
student body is performing. Any excuse to encourage students to get off
campus and give back to their community is fantastic promotion for both the
recreation program and the university
as a whole.
My students and colleagues have
saved thousands of taxpayer dollars
while providing top-quality products.

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We have created beautiful websites,
promotional YouTube videos, and questionnaires for recreation agencies. We
have planned and run wildly successful
events and conducted citizen surveys.
We have held certification workshops,
community fundraisers, and marketing
analyses, and we are constantly looking for new projects.
If your agency doesn't yet have a
strong relationship with a university department, start the networking
rounds at the 2012 NRPA Congress.
Please reach out to a local recreation
program chair and ask for advice or a
referral. They will be delighted to speak
with you and eager to help.
If you do have a professional relationship established with a local recreational education department, great! Is
there anything else that students can
do for you? Whether conducting research, writing grants, planning events,
or designing your website, your agency's need is a student's opportunity.
You will save a lot of money and secure a top-quality product by utilizing
the knowledge and talents of park and
recreation students!
Anna Pechenik Mausolf is the 2012
NRPA Outstanding Graduate Student
Award recipient. She holds degrees from
Central Michigan University and the
University of Mississippi. She works as a
college instructor in park and recreation
management and is actively seeking a
Ph.D. mentor (ampechen@olemiss.edu).



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