Presented by Kivi Leroux Miller

Thursday, April 8, 2021

1:00 – 2:00 pm ET (10:00 – 11:00 am PT)

Work through our three favorite storytelling plots for nonprofits during this interactive new workshop.

Registration for this workshop is $49.

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Recording NOT Available. Please do not register if you can’t attend live.

Storytelling is one of the seven nonprofit writing styles that all good nonprofit communicators should work on mastering. But there are so many different ways to tell a good nonprofit story that the writer’s block can be paralyzing!

We’ll help you start  — or reinvigorate — your storytelling by working through our three favorite storytelling plots for nonprofits: The Challenge Plot, The Creativity Plot, and the Connection Plot.

During this Jump Starter, you’ll receive:

  • Training on how and when to use each of the three different storytelling plots.

  • Guidance on making important decisions before you start writing your stories

  • The latest thinking on ethical storytelling in the nonprofit sector.

  • How to think through how many stories you really need given your communications plans

  • How to use the story in at least three ways. We are all about repurposing content, and that’s especially true with time-intensive writing like original stories.

  • Sample story worksheets and outlines. You’ll get our step-by-step story worksheets for each of the three plots, plus a worksheet to help you ask the right interview questions to get the facts you need to tell the story.

  • Time to work on your first drafts. You’ll have time during the Jump Starter to begin working on your stories if you already have some material to work with. If not, you can work on your plans for interviewing people to get that content.

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What Others Have Said about Our Jump Starter Workshops

“I appreciate the interactive component of the Jumpstart workshop. It was valuable having the opportunity to apply what we are learning during the session. Instead of setting myself a reminder to “do this,” I came away with a framework I can put use almost immediately. Thank you! This is a great direction to take your training sessions.” – Holly Pattison

“I loved connecting with others. I can not say enough how much I like the dedicated work time.” – Beth Helmueller-Perkins

“I loved the hands-on time to start building something useful. And the general vibe felt more casual and accessible than a webinar, which was really fun and refreshing.” – J.G.

“My favorite part of the Jump Starter was receiving guidance and coaching, getting to talk with colleagues, and leaving with practical tools! This is an excellent companion to your regular webinars.” – Aimee Cotton Bogush

“I really loved the interactive style.” – Bethany

“It was great. The short session helped me realize it doesn’t take a lot of time to get these things done. These are a good companion to your lecture-style training. You all are my favorite!” – Leili Khalessi

“I liked this format – instead of just giving me ideas, it gave me space to start working with them in real time & ask any immediate questions that came up through that.” – Anna Mullen

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Meet Kivi Leroux Miller

Kivi Leroux Miller is the founder and CEO of Nonprofit Marketing Guide, where she helps nonprofit communications professionals learn their jobs and love their jobs through a variety of training and coaching programs.

She is the award-winning author of three books, as well as a popular blog:

CALM not BUSY: How to Manage Your Nonprofit’s Communications for Great Results (2018, Bold & Bright Media)

Content Marketing for Nonprofits: A Communications Map for Engaging Your Community, Becoming a Favorite Cause, and Raising More Money (2013, Jossey-Bass). ** WINNER of the 2014 Terry McAdam Book Award **

The Nonprofit Marketing Guide: High-Impact, Low-Cost Ways to Build Support for Your Good Cause” second edition (March 2021, Jossey-Bass)

Kivi is also a popular keynote, workshop, and webinar presenter, speaking dozens of times each year. She is also the co-founder of Bold & Bright Media.

After many years in the San Francisco Bay Area and Washington, DC, Kivi gave up big city life to raise a family in rural North Carolina with her husband, two daughters, six cats, and countless backyard wildlife. She enjoys writing; gardening; volunteering with Girl Scouts, her church, and her local farmers market; hiking; vegetarian cooking; and teaching her kids how to bake.