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Community of Practice

Gain the tools and confidence you need to tell the amazing story of your giving circle

Philanthropy Together’s Storytelling Community Practice is for any giving circle looking to up their marketing and communications game!

Over four 75-minute interactive virtual sessions, you’ll hear from experts in the field and gain practical tools and tips on how to define the story of your giving circle and shout it from the rooftops through social media, video, and the press.

Communities of Practice are designed to facilitate growth and learning with giving circle leaders and members from around the world. Philanthropy Together strives to uplift and support the many cultures, backgrounds, and beliefs that fuel this global movement, and aim to have this diversity represented in our programming.

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What will the Storytelling Community of Practice cover?

February 25: Find Your Sticky Story with J.C. Velten, Innovation Lab

Define the story of your giving circle. What makes it memorable and meaningful?

 

March 11: Showcase Your Story Through Social with Aidee Douglas Frescas, Be Mas Social

Figure out how to get visible and connected on the social media platforms that matter for you.

 

March 25: Pitch Your Story to the Press with Caitlin McShane, EMC Communications

Become a media relations pro by learning how to earn coverage, how to position your news with the right messaging strategy, and tips on being a powerful spokesperson.

 

April 8: Bring Your Story to Life with Tariana V. Little and Jonas Meyer, EmVision Productions

Organizational videos are assets that can help you brand, market, or fundraise by shaping your story. In this interactive workshop, you will learn about their Social Impact Storytelling™ framework, analyze samples of their work, and apply these ideas to your own organizations.

 

In addition to the four live sessions, you’ll gain access to Philanthropy Together’s Community Forum, where you’ll find additional resources and suggested homework assignments.

How much does it cost to participate?

There is no cost to participate in the Storytelling Community of Practice. We do offer a pay-what-you-want model for those who can support (with a suggested donation of $50). This helps Philanthropy Together cover the cost of programming and future opportunities like these.

When is the Storytelling Community of Practice?

The Storytelling Community of Practice will be held every other Thursday starting February 25. Participants must be able to attend at least 3 of the 4 live sessions.

Thursday, February 25: Find Your Sticky Story

Thursday, March 11: Showcase Your Story Through Social

Thursday, March 25: Pitch Your Story to the Press

Thursday, April 8: Bring Your Story to Life

Sessions will be held at 1PM – 2:15PM PT/ 4PM – 5:15PM ET

Who should join the Storytelling Community of Practice?

The Storytelling Community of Practice is for giving circles of any size that are just starting to build their giving circle’s presence, or have faced marketing challenges in the past. Giving circle leaders, marketing/social media chair, or anyone interested in getting involved with marketing and communications for your giving circle will find the most value in attending live sessions.

 

Apply to join the Storytelling Community of Practice

During the Storytelling Community of Practice, you’ll learn from marketing experts alongside a community of other leaders looking to up their marketing and communications game. Note: We are no longer accepting applications for the Storytelling Community of Practice. If you’re interested in participating in a future Community of Practice, please let us know by completing the form below.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Tyeshia Wilson, Director of Engagement, at tyeshia@philanthropytogether.org.

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Discuss and connect with others from the movement

As a member of the Storytelling Community of Practice, you’ll gain access to a private group on Philanthropy Together’s Community Forum to allow for in-depth conversations with other giving circle leaders in the program. We’ll also provide resources and suggested homework assignments before each live session.

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