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Because great stories attract, inspire, and move people to action, storytelling is a key element of any marketing and communications plan. It's essential for nonprofits to identify, articulate, and most importantly, market the impact they make with their programs. Does your nonprofit story put a face on your nonprofit's work and make an impact? Do your stories resonate with donors? Powerful storytelling makes an emotional connection, keeping your current supporters engaged and prospective supporters wanting to learn more.   In this class, we'll explore best practices in storytelling and examine how your nonprofit story helps staff, volunteers and clients have a consistent voice. You'll learn how to find the good stories, conduct interviews, and improve your communications. We'll discuss how to create a bank of short stories that you can use in your website, annual report, media pitches, case statements, newsletters and social media. You’ll leave with the storytelling tools you need for success!      Learning Objectives:   By the end of the course, students should be able to: Articulate why a story bank is important for a nonprofit Identify elements of a great story Describe how to collect stories at a nonprofit Conduct an interview to collect information for a story Write a compelling, short (1-3 paragraphs) story about a client, volunteer or staff member at a nonprofit


Start date: 04/26/18

End date: 04/26/18

Weekly - Thu 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM (4/26/2018-4/26/2018)

1 session

Days of the Week : Weekly - Thu .

Tuition: $70.00

Location : TCC Va Beach Campus - Student Center Building  Location : 
  TCC Va Beach Campus - Student Center Building .

Instructor : Dena Reynolds 

Room :  UBOK-K302 (Conference/Boardroom)

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  WINNING THE GRANT WRITING GAME: A four-part series on writing, researching, evaluating, and reporting grants (1.5 CEU in Fund Development/Communication and 0.5 CEU in Organizational Planning, Management, and Evaluation)   Grant writing has rules, just like chess or backgammon. To be successful you need to learn the rules. Then you need to practice your 'game', becoming more expert with each successful proposal. And the end result will be a winning strategy!    Participants will be asked to sign up for a series of one-day classes that will cover all aspects of successful grant writing, with a focus on local foundations and corporations. The classes will review the critical process of researching funders to match funding opportunities with your nonprofits' programs and activities, as well as strategies for approaching funders. In addition, the classes will cover the essential elements of a proposal, including case and need statements, program design, evaluation, and the budget, with a particular emphasis on stewardship and reporting.   Part 1 on May 17 will cover: Learn about funding trends Learn about different grant types and the grant process Learn about government grants, how to find them, and understanding who should and should not apply for them Part 2 on May 24 will cover: Trends in corporate philanthropy Understanding why and how corporations give Understanding different types of corporate support How to search for corporate support Part 3 on June 7 will cover: How to write a successful case statement Understanding how funders evaluate your proposal Strategies to cultivate support Part 4 on June 14 will cover: How to create an evaluation plan Understand why and how to measure outcomes How to create your final report  


Start date: 05/17/18

End date: 06/14/18

Weekly - Thu 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM (5/17/2018-5/17/2018); Weekly - Thu 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM (5/24/2018-5/24/2018); Weekly - Thu 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM (6/7/2018-6/7/2018); Weekly - Thu 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM (6/14/2018-6/14/2018)

4 sessions.

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Tuition: $280.00

Location : TCC Regional Workforce Development Center Location : 
  TCC Regional Workforce Development Center.

Instructor : Multiple Instructor :
 1.Marcia Horwitz  2.Trina Willard  3.Amy Nisenson 

Room :  URWD-W105

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