Breakfast with Champions – The Power of Story

All sessions will take place from 7:30-10:30am at the United Way, 2059 Atwood Avenue, in the 3rd floor Evjue Boardrooms. A full breakfast will be provided.Registration Fee: $15.00 per session or $40 for entire series

Schedule of Event
7:30 am-8:00 am – Registration and Breakfast
8:00 am-11:00 am – Presentation and Q&A

Registration Details
What’s Included?

  • Full breakfast
  • Individual and group activities
  • Opportunities to network with colleagues from other organizations

Contact: Sara Casillas
United Way of Dane County
(608) 246-4383 ext: 6133

Sponsored by:

United Way Volunteer CenterBreakfast with Champions is designed to support experienced volunteer program administrators in taking their volunteer engagement strategy to the next level. In this highly interactive three-part series, participants will learn from expert facilitators as well as from each other. Breakfast with Champions allows participants to share their own expertise, successes, and challenges and leave each session with tangible ideas to take back to their organizations.

You may have heard about the newest wave of interest in storytelling and the positive impact this can have on both the storyteller and the audience. Perhaps you’ve seen a few examples of stories you think are great. Are you actively sharing stories about your volunteer program and the work of your organization? if not, what’s holding you back?

The 2016 The Power of Story series will show you how to strategically tell your story and use narrative as a tool for enhancing your messages.This series will provide you with a platform for you to begin thinking about crafting stories that engage your community, volunteers, staff, and founders. We will explore a variety of techniques for telling appealing stories,including uncovering personal stories to make connections with your audience, using data and stories to effectively communicate impact, and coaching your volunteers to share your story with the rest of the community.

The Power of Story series will include the following sessions:
I. March 30- Outreach and Recruitment
Learning objectives:

  • Describe what “story” telling is in a nonprofit environment
  • Explain why story-telling is a powerful tool for volunteer outreach, recruitment and retention.
  • Find and identify compelling stories within your organization
  • Easily and quickly craft stories that support your goals

II. June 22- Evaluation and Impact
Learning objectives:

  • Identify the different types of evaluation and what stories they lead to
  • Design an evaluation process that will highlight your agency’s successes
  • Frame evaluation results to best show your agency’s success stories
  • Learn what evaluation methods and results best show your story to: funding bodies, the Board of Directors, the Executive Director, volunteers, program participants, and the general public
  • Learn how a compelling story can shape your evaluation

III. October 28- Coaching for Leadership and Advocacy
Learning objectives:

  • Incorporate storytelling to strengthen volunteer/staff relations, volunteer training & supervision, and recognition
  • Prepare volunteers and staff to be stronger advocates for your mission, organization, and program through the use of stories
  • Strengthen your communications (e.g., web, newsletters, presentations) by incorporating compelling narrative

Breakfast With Champions – Registration Form

  • Please tell us if you have any food allergies or dietary concerns, and we will do our best to make accommodations.
  • Please tell us if there are any accommodations we should make to help guarantee your experience is successful.
  • If you send in a check, please make payable to United Way of Dane County, put BWC in the memo, and include a list of names you’re paying for. Please note that there will be no refunds for cancellations less than seven days before the training session. We also cannot guarantee a space until payment has been received, and so encourage paying ahead of time.
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