Public Relations Volunteer Opportunities

Media spokesperson

Serve as a CPA spokesperson on tax- and accounting-related issues during tax season and beyond. Increase your public profile as you share your expertise and represent the CPA profession via interviews with reporters (print, radio, TV). Spokespersons attend free media training each fall and participate in media interviews as they arise, based on availability and fit.
Time commitment: 3-15 hours

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MNCPA authors

Position yourself as a leader in the profession by sharing your knowledge with MNCPA members as an author of an article for an MNCPA publication. Articles may be used for the the MNCPA website, in MNCPA e-newsletters or in Footnote, the MNCPA member magazine published nine times each year. You may also contribute content to be used in MNCPA Perspectives, the MNCPA blog. Articles should have a focus on current developments, trends and issues affecting the accounting profession. Prospective authors work with MNCPA editors to develop an article idea, outline and content.
Time commitment: 1-5 hours

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Small Business Advisory Day

At this new MNCPA-hosted event, small-business owners are paired with one or two CPAs for a free, 30-minute consultation. We collect information on the topics each small-business owner wants to discuss. You show up armed and ready with your expertise. This is a great opportunity to pair up with a young professional in your firm who is looking to develop their skills, as well as position CPAs as trusted partners in the small-business community. This even has concluded for 2017. Check back for 2018 details.
Time commitment: 3 hours

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Give back to the community during this popular televised event held annually at KARE 11 in Golden Valley. As a volunteer, you'll answer tax questions from KARE 11 viewers. Volunteers needed for 3:45-7 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, 2019, and 3:45-7 p.m. Friday, March 22, 2019.
Time commitment: 3-4 hours

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Reasons to volunteer

Here are three important business reasons you and your firm should be volunteering:

  • Network. The most essential part of any business.
  • Show your stuff. Volunteering and community service show potential customers the integrity of your company and demonstrates the quality of your work.
  • Get attention. No better way to get positive PR exposure, and attracting new customers doesn’t hurt either.