In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn best practices for collecting and crafting ethical, strengths-based stories that celebrate the people they serve and the impact of their work. At the same time, they’ll also gain practical experience creating eye-catching visuals. GCN experts will teach participants how to write compelling stories, create visually appealing and engaging communications – including emails, blogs, and social media posts – and how to optimize their content for different channels.
- A review of best-practice examples of strength-based storytelling
- Examining good graphic design
- Hands-on exploration of Canva.
At the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Apply best practices for ethical story-gathering and -telling.
- Compare and contrast strengths-based vs. traditional fundraising stories.
- Recognize principles of good graphic design.
- Create branded graphics using Canva.
Team members who engage with fundraising, especially from individuals:
- Fundraising and development staff
- Marketing/communications staff
- Senior leadership
- Board members, especially those serving on fundraising committees
Fee Freeman is the Founder and Principal Consultant at Fee Freeman Consulting, where she helps nonprofits to develop ethical and engaging digital storytelling strategies and campaigns that raise money, build community, and inspire people to action online. Fee is a bold and creative strategist and storyteller with a decade of experience in nonprofits and political communication, working specifically with refugees, immigrants, young people with disabilities, and other vulnerable populations. She has secured media coverage for nonprofits in top outlets including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and CNN, and has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars from individuals through online fundraising campaigns. For the last four years, Fee has managed communications, advocacy, and digital fundraising for the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Atlanta and served as the Communications Chair of the Coalition of Refugee Service Agencies (CRSA). Originally from Edinburgh, Scotland, Fee first came to the U.S. in 2007 when she was selected as a Georgia Rotary Student Program scholarship recipient, and spent a year studying at Georgia Southern University. She went on to earn a BA in Journalism with a Minor in Human Rights from the University of Roehampton in London and a MA in Political Communication from the University of Leeds. Fee was honored to be included in the Green Party of England and Wales ’30 under 30’ Class of 2012, the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network - Atlanta Chapter ’30 under 30’ Class of 2018, and the Georgia Center for Nonprofits High Potential Diverse Leaders Class of 2017.
- Morning Session, July 14, 2020 (FULL)
- Afternoon Session July 23, 2020 (FULL)
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