STORYTELLING TRAINING FOR NON-PROFITS
APRIL 2020 – NOVEMBER 2020
No sessions in July or August 2020.
Stories have the power to inform and inspire, excite and empower. For many non-profits, capturing the essence of the organization and its impact can be easier said than done. That’s why the Health Foundation of Western and Central New York and The John R. Oishei Foundation are thrilled to bring back StoryGrowing WNY for its third year.
What you’ll learn.
Based on the teachings of Andy Goodman of The Goodman Center, StoryGrowing WNY is a eight-month communications capacity-building program designed to help non-profits harness the power of storytelling and nurture your organization’s growth through effective communications training. Working directly with a variety of local marketing communications professionals, your team will learn to cultivate stories and effectively employ storytelling strategies to further the mission of your organization.
StoryGrowing WNY features a variety of learning techniques—including lectures, workshops, private coaching, guided development, and presentation opportunities—designed to meet the following program objectives:
Expand and enhance your storytelling ability
Assess your organization’s current brand position, communications strategy, and messaging
Determine compelling key messages for your organization
Identify and apply types of stories and their relevance to your organization’s target audiences
Apply storytelling in writing, photography, and videography
Use stories in advocacy, development, recruiting, and other primary communications
Effectively tell stories in-person, on social media, and through community outreach strategies
Join us for the
Andy is returning to Buffalo in 2020 with a new presentation, “Leading With Stories.” The StoryGrowing WNY Kickoff Workshop will cover:
- How to convey your values, beliefs, and goals
- Examples of leaders sharing their “story of self”
- How individuals and organizations and can share their stories
Attending the Kickoff Workshop is required for your organization to apply for the full, eight-month communications capacity-building StoryGrowing WNY program.
Monday, March 2, 2020 | 9 a.m.– 12 noon
Location: The Lexus Club at KeyBank Center
Free and open to all WNY non-profits
Register by February 24, 2020
Free parking is available in the KeyBank Center Parking Ramp
A continental breakfast will be offered at 8:30 a.m., with the workshop from 9 a.m. – 12 noon.
We ask that you limit attendance to no more than three attendees per non-profit. This is a new program, so you’re encouraged to attend even if you joined us in 2019, but please note that seating is limited and preference will be given to non-profits who have not yet had the opportunity to complete the full StoryGrowing WNY program.
APPLY FOR STORYGROWING 2020
All 501(c)(3) organizations located in the eight counties of Western New York are invited to apply for the full StoryGrowing WNY program, including those who have applied previously. To be eligible, your non-profit must have senior leadership participation and commit a team for all sessions that run from April to November 2020. The application deadline is March 13, 2020.
StoryGrowing WNY is presented by the Health Foundation for Western & Central New York and The John R. Oishei Foundation.
The Health Foundation for Western and Central New York and The John R. Oishei Foundation are committed to assisting our local non-profit ecosystem build communications expertise and capacity that can help them raise their profile, increase fundraising, and engage their community. StoryGrowing is a comprehensive, collaborative program designed to enhance and expand non-profits ability to share their story effectively.