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Webinar Series: Building Organizational Success with “Yes, and” from Washington Nonprofits

January 31, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The WVNPA has partnered with Washington Nonprofits to offer some of their programming to our members for a discount. WVNPA Members only pay $30 for this webinar series! Email for the discount code.

*NOTE: This webinar series takes place from 3:00 – 4:00 PM EST on each date. (The 12:00 – 1:00 PM time is PST)

Three 60-minute webinars, Thursdays, January 31, February 7, and February 14, 2019.


As a nonprofit, you are often figuring out how to do so much with so little. One of the best resources you have are your staff and board. How do you ensure that you are getting the most out of your constituency, and ensuring that they feel included and engaged? In this workshop, Andrew McMasters, founding Artistic Director of Jet City Improv, leads participants through using the lessons of ‘yes and’ (accepting and building on offers) to build inclusion, drive engagement, and create a personal connection with your organization and its mission. You will learn how to use different styles of listening to build relationships with donors and staff, as well as the quick and easy methods for telling effective and memorable stories to drive personal engagement.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: These skills build individual styles of leadership and management, and can be adapted for all areas of work including volunteer management, donor management, staff, board, members and audiences.

You will practice:

  • Using ‘Yes, and…’ to build inclusion in your organization
  • Driving engagement strategies
  • Tools for creating a personal connection with your organization and its mission
  • Exercises to share with your organization

All sessions will be recorded and the recordings will be made available to all registered participants. Participants who are unable to attend one or more of the sessions will still have access to all course materials.

Andrew McMasters is an actor, director and entrepreneur with over 35 years of experience in the arts. He was the Artistic Director of Jet City Improv, a non-profit theater company that he started in 1992 and successfully managed for over 25 years. Andrew has also been working as a consultant for nearly 20 years, providing trainings and customized programs for improving employee engagement, driving innovation and increasing team inclusion. Clients include Microsoft, REI, Amazon, Google, Nike, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Deloitte, Hasbro and many others. His 25 years as an arts administrator has informed his style of leadership training, using the skills from non-profit management in multiple fields. He worked extensively for Microsoft, Apple Computers, Cisco and Salesforce (as well as many others) creating customer engagement programs and messaging for marketing events. Andrew also serves on two non-profit boards, including one Business Improvement Area (BIA) providing leadership and services for the University District community in Seattle. Andrew is dedicated to experiential learning, providing opportunities for self-discovery and driving innovation in our everyday lives.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER (Don’t forget to email for the WVNPA Member discount code!)


January 31, 2019
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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