Prairie Communicators

Prairie Communicators is North Dakota Professional Communicators southwest district. The members work for businesses, nonprofit organizations and government agencies, and are small business owners or freelancers. All are committed to the advancement of communications professions, the exchange of ideas, and the recognition and encouragement of the organization's membership.

The Prairie Communicators typically gather at the Radisson in downtown Bismarck on the second Tuesday of the month for educational programs and networking opportunities. The district’s members hail from the counties of Adams, Billings, Bowman, Burleigh, Dunn, Emmons, Golden Valley, Grant, Hettinger, Mercer, Morton, Oliver, Sioux, Slope and Stark.

For more information, contact Sarah Mudder, NDPC southwest district director, at or 701-391-7630.

Mark your calendars for the upcoming virtual meetings. 

View Meetings from 2020-21

April 13, 2021, Noon — Hey You! Stop Scrolling, Start Connecting

What can your business learn from the nonprofit world when it comes to messaging, engagement and building better relationships with clients? Turns out, a TON. Join us for a caffeinated and interactive presentation on using tips and tricks from the best storytellers, question askers and community engagers around: the nonprofit sector. We'll discuss how getting lost in all the noise of social media, combined with your audience having the attention span of gnat, is lessening your ability to connect with your audience and what to do about it!

Featured Presenter: Patrick Kirby is the Founder of Do Good Better Consulting, author of the Amazon best seller Fundraise Awesomer! A Practical Guide to Staying Sane While Doing Good, host of The Official Do Good Better Podcast, and a believer that “we’ve always done it this way” is the most dangerous phrase in the English language.

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February 2021 — Lessons Learned: Pandemic Social Media Management

ND Dept. of Health’s social media manager, Paul Teeple, has been on the virtual front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic for almost 11 months. Listen in while he will share his experiences managing the health department's social media during the pandemic and some of the lessons he has learned along the way.

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Dec. 9, 2020, Noon — Grassroots Communications

Please join the Prairie Communicators for NDPC’s final virtual gathering of 2020. Jason Matthews of JM Strategies will discuss Grassroots Communications. His remarks will focus on advocacy, specifically persuading government officials and how individuals should view advocacy.

Jason helps organizations raise their profile and deepen their impact by improving efficiencies, revitalizing internal operations, and developing communications strategies that connect. He has developed plans, directed qualitative research projects, hosted planning sessions, managed implementation, and advised nonprofits, businesses, and government agencies.

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Oct. 13, 2020, Noon — Event Planning and Management

Prairie Communicators will host Alison Zarr of Bismarck State College for a discussion on event planning and management. Zarr plans the Energy Generation conference, one of the state’s largest conferences, and other contract events.  She also organizes the college’s enrichment program and manages its certification programs. 

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