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2022 Leadership Summit – Session Descriptions

Balancing the Nonprofit Leader with Becky Mathis-Stump: More information coming soon!


Balancing Workplace Culture with David Ray: More information coming soon!


Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion with Danielle Walker: More information coming soon!


AMPLIFICATION EFFECT: Leveraging Collaboration for the Greater Good with Taylor Johnson & Kimberly McLain

Collaboration has the power to create thriving and resilient communities. It is an essential aspect of the work being done in for-good organizations. However, it is rarely done among other organizations as most services are being provided in their territories. If organizations and services commit to working together, the impact in their communities are boundless.


Storytelling that Ignites Your Donors with Kiersten Hill

From the beginning of civilization, storytelling has maintained a uniquely impactful position in defining culture, motivating action and bringing people together. Today’s marketers need to be better storytellers than ever before as more and more stories are told all around us. Join Firespring’s Kiersten Hill as she goes through tips, techniques and tools to help the modern nonprofit marketer tell better and more impactful stories to activate their audiences around ideas and actions.

This session is for you! Regardless of whether you are a versed storyteller or find it challenging, this session will teach or help you sharpen your storytelling techniques for your organization. 

Key Takeaways:

  • An analysis of StoryBrand and other storytelling frameworks.
  • Tools to aid in the process of compiling and refining the most compelling stories.
  • Using social media story tools to build community and motivate action.
  • Exercises that will enhance and refine your storytelling process.

Leveling Up Your Volunteer Program: Tips, Tricks, and Action Steps with Erin Susman and Olivia McConnell

Volunteers provide an invaluable service to organizations of varying sizes across the state. However, there are a variety of factors that can prevent volunteer programs from reaching their full potential. Over the last two years, these challenges have grown. What hasn’t changed is our collective desire to make a difference. In this session, we will discuss strategies to level up your volunteer program and resources to get there. It will feature a mixture of information sharing, discussion, and group troubleshooting.

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