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Nonprofit to teach other nonprofits to tell their story

The Union staff

A compelling story can capture an audience — and engage donors, employees, partners and volunteers.

A nonprofit organization's story also serves as a foundation. It encourages action, helps develop strategies and outlines objectives. Many of the nation's best-known nonprofits – American Red Cross, Boys & Girls Club of America, Habitat for Humanity, for example – have familiar stories.

The Center for Nonprofit Leadership will hold a one-day workshop to help local organizations develop and tell their own stories 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today at the LOVE Building at Condon Park in Grass Valley. The workshop is sponsored by Attorney Scott Browne in Grass Valley; ABT Plumbing, Electric, Heat and Air; and Gold Country Community Services.

"We have some nonprofits with interesting, moving stories in the community," said Bill Neff, chairman of Center for Nonprofit Leadership. "It's critical that more nonprofits learn how to craft their stories and share them with as many people as possible."

The Center for Nonprofit Leadership encourages nonprofits to bring multiple members to the workshop, including staff, board members and even key volunteers.

The Center for Nonprofit Leadership is encouraging people to bring a group and offering special group pricing Center Leadership members as follows: the price is $100 for one to five people from an organization; additional participants from that organization at only $5 per person.

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Non-member organizations pay $150 for the first five people registering for the workshop, and $10 for each additional participant.

The fee includes a continental breakfast.

Visit the Center for Nonprofit Leadership website to register or learn more about the workshop and presenter Mark Simon from Storywalkers Consulting Group.

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