Storytelling Made Easy for Boards & Executives
Even more than shocking statistics, a story can spur someone to help because it makes the cause more real. In this Board Training session, you’ll learn to inspire action, forge lasting relationships, and strengthen your ability to become better advocates of your mission. You will come away with new methods to tell better stories across diverse communication channels. In particular, this session will cover: Basic storytelling techniques – such as how structure can help you craft a narrative that increases awareness, donations, and volunteer involvement. An introduction to advanced storytelling, including how to build a series of stories for even greater impact. Storytelling adaptations for different media; visual storytelling, digital media storytelling, telling stories at special events, and tips to maximizing the effectiveness of face-to-face interaction. Trainer Jim Shapiro is the nonprofit coach you always wanted, the proven Sherpa who can help you get to the top of the mountain. His primary aim is to help nonprofits tell their story so that they can build stronger relationships with their donors and raise more money. He is the co-developer of the donor-centered Ask, Thank, Report, Repeat system. He has 20 years experience raising money, including serving as the VP of Development for a $100m nonprofit. He then co-founded The Better Fundraising Co. to help small-to-medium nonprofits raise more money. Jim is married, serves his community by coaching high school football, and has three children. Click here for parking and transit information.
12th Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98144