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How to Make Your Story Awesome (for fundraising)

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September 19th 2017 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Colorado Nonprofit Association
STE 100
DENVER, CO 80203-3530
United States
Phone: (303) 832-5710
Event Fee(s)
Member $ 0.00
Non-Member $ 65.00
AFP $ 60.00

Our Professional Development Workshop Series is made possible by the generous support of U.S. Bank:

How to Make your Story Awesome (for fundraising) will help you and your organization build a story that adds passion, purpose and urgency to your message, plan and every day actions. We will cover how to build a story that:

  • Clearly communicates your impact
  • Helps you build your team
  • You use to maximize funding

Is your story about needing more money or changing lives? Do you have a good story that engages your Board Members and helps get to the ask? Join us to learn how to make your story awesome.

Event Description
Learning Objectives

  • Attendees will learn the For Impact “Point of View” that has raised over $2Billion

  • Attendees will learn the 3 most important questions of investors and how to answer them

  • Attendees will learn how to discover their organization’s best possible story (and make it awesome)

  • Attendees will learn how to build a concise and compelling story…simply

  • Attendees will learn how to share their story to fund the vision


  • CEO/Executive Directors

  • CDO/Directors of Development

  • Development professionals

  • Board Members

Level of difficulty


*3-5 years of experience

Mike Gemm, For Impact

Mike is a veteran coach with For Impact, tracing his roots back to 2003. Mike has a background in business, including several years in finance/accounting and an MBA from the University of Notre Dame. After graduation, Mike decided to transition from the world of business to the social sector as an AmeriCorps volunteer, where he truly had an epiphany that “he could really have an impact on the world in a meaningful way in this sector.” From that experience, Mike came to For Impact originally back in 2003 before rejoining in 2010, following several years in education at College Summit, an award-winning national organization increasing the college enrollment rate in low-income communities.

Qualifies for Excellence in Nonprofit Principles and Practices. Completion of a post-training evaluation is required for this training to count toward recognition. 


Need to cancel? Please use the link in your confirmation email or email Akila Copeland no fewer than 3 business days prior to the training. Members, please review our Cancellation Policy for more information. 

Event Fields
Training/Event Topic Fundraising
Training Medium In Person
Event Region Front Range

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