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Story Telling Boot Camp - Parts 1 & 2 (Participants attend BOTH sessions)
Fri, 24 March 2017, 9:15 AM – 11:30 AM EDT
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PLEASE ONLY REGISTER FOR THE FIRST SESSION - FRIDAY, MARCH 17 - BUT ATTEND BOTH. NO ADDITIONAL FEE FOR SECOND SESSION. BOTH FRIDAYS FOR $20.00/PERSON
Part 2 - Friday March 24th, same location & time
Target Audience: Volunteers and staff in local not-for-profit agencies who are looking at alternative means to "make their case" and describe their impact, among other things. Ideally suited to those responsible for writing reports and promotional material.
The first of the two sessions will focus on why story-telling can be an important strategy for your organization to foster engagement, raise its profile, make the case to funders and share the impact of your work. The “dramatic arc” format of writing will be explored as well as various methods of distribution.
Participants will work on a very brief assignment between sessions.
Session Two will offer the opportunity for feedback on the “homework” and any problems encountered. We will also take a “deeper dive” into the specifics of effective story-telling.
It is expected that participants would attend both sessions.
From his years as a newspaper journalist, Christian Aagaard knows that people seem naturally drawn to information. They like a good story. His role as an executive-in-residence with Capacity Canada helps non-profit agencies feed that curiosity and make more people aware of the impact they have in the community. This means looking beyond the lists of numbers in annual reports. With videographer Nelson Dunk, Aagaard leads the Storytelling Boot Camp sponsored by Capacity Canada and the Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation. Aagaard also covers Capacity events and files stories on its blog space. “Charitable non-profits create wonderful stories as they improve lives by filling gaps in social services” he says. “But if those stories go untold, people won’t know about the problems the organizations are trying to solve.”
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TB Costain-SC Johnson Community Centre
Gym (day 1) & Room 2 (day 2)
16 Morrell Street
Brantford, ON N3T 4J2