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Thursday, October 10

11:15am EDT

The Art and Science of Social Impact Storytelling
Driving action on behalf of important social impact issues is the business of our work within nonprofits, and stories play a large part in that process of influence. Yet, often we get caught up in working to solicit donations or other forms of support that we overly control the story in an attempt to present the "perfect" organization. What if we rethought what influence means and how to achieve it through storytelling? This hands-on session builds on the general session speech to actually teach you how to create purposeful stories that bring your work to life. Through useful tools and techniques, get ready to combine art and science to understand how to create and share stories that matter.  


John Trybus

Storytelling Scientist, Georgetown University

Thursday October 10, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm EDT

2:10pm EDT

Crowdfunding Videos
Join this workshop for a fun, hands-on lesson in making crowdfunding videos. Everyone will participate in scripting, shooting and/or editing video. This exercise is valuable for people with all skill levels from those who’ve never used the camera on their phones to those who have experience editing video. You’ll laugh and learn!


Devin Thorpe

Author, Speaker, Educator, GoodCrowd School

Thursday October 10, 2019 2:10pm - 3:15pm EDT

3:25pm EDT

Two Keys to Crowdfunding Success (and the Crowdfunding Film Festival)
Join us for this workshop to learn easy to implement strategies that are key to nonprofit crowdfunding success. Learn how to get more money from a short list of candidate donors than from a long one! Learn how to leverage the media to amplify your crowdfunding campaign. Finally, we’ll watch and judge the crowdfunding videos produced in the first workshop. Please join us for both!


Devin Thorpe

Author, Speaker, Educator, GoodCrowd School

Thursday October 10, 2019 3:25pm - 4:30pm EDT
Friday, October 11

11:00am EDT

Strategic Planning, Strategic Communicating: Building a Strong Framework for Fundraising Success
In this session we will discuss how a strong organizational strategic plan can be used to develop and execute a fundraising plan with goals that are both relevant and achievable. Fundraising dollars should never be used to ‘fill the gap’ between budget and need. They should be used for impactful programming related to your mission that can be measured and shared—hopefully bringing in MORE money! Sometimes this requires a change in how you, as a Development professional, share information with your CEO and Board of Directors. Matching fundraising priorities with strategic priorities is the key to communicating the success and value of a strong fundraising program. Using Springbrook’s recent $2.2 million capital campaign to build a Family Engagement Center, Stacey will share the successes and challenges of this campaign and the important role Springbrook’s strategic plan and their development plan have played.


Stacey Grady

CFRE- Director of Development, The Springbrook Foundation

Friday October 11, 2019 11:00am - 12:15pm EDT

1:30pm EDT

Turning Data into Dollars: Moving Beyond the Numbers
This session will focus on the transformational process used to move organizations from a charity mindset to one of sustainable investment. Nonprofit sustainability is not about writing a better grant, or finding that one product or service for which you can charge a fee. It's about delivering outcomes and impact that people value in order to make their community a better place to live.


Tom Ralser

Principal, Director of the Outcomes Lab, Convergent Nonprofit Solutions

Friday October 11, 2019 1:30pm - 2:45pm EDT