CommSquad, an annual event series, connects WCA communications volunteers with local non-profits seeking communications expertise.

Many non-profits find themselves without the resources (time, money, systems, people, etc.) to invest in their communications needs. 

As part of its philanthropic initiatives, WCA organizes a CommSquad taskforce annually, led by the organization’s VP of Philanthropy, to solicit applications from local non-profit leaders that identify a high-level communications issue.

The CommSquad Selection Committee selects a non-profit, assembles a team of volunteers, and coordinates a half-day workshop with the selected non-profit during which time WCA volunteers provide advisory-level expertise and strategize an action plan for the non-profit in need.

Do you know a local non-profit that can use some communications expertise? 

The CommSquad application process is currently closed. More information about the 2019 application process coming soon!

Previous Non-Profit Partners

CommSquad volunteers have worked with organizations including GirlStart, Austin Pets Alive!, and Upper Ninety.

Austin Pets Alive! (2016)

At 9 a.m. on Feb 13, 2016, more than 20 women gathered at Austin Pets Alive! for WCA’s first CommSquad event. 

During the half-day workshop event, creativity, collaboration, and urgency were abundant as participants pulled from their personal and professional experience to brainstorm an actionable strategy to resolve the pain point(s) presented by the nonprofit.

Want to lend your expertise?

Join the CommSquad taskforce!

Once we’ve identified the non-profit’s communications issue and needs, we send out multiple e-blasts recruiting volunteers that can lend specific expertise to the workshop (e.g. web, email marketing, graphic design, etc.)

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