An authentic, confident story can rivet funders and make them eager to support a nonprofit or social enterprise. You need to let the passion through.
New York, NY (Vocus/PRWEB) February 15, 2011
Rivet donors and investors with authentic, passionate, personal presentations. Nonprofit leaders -- including board members -- and social entrepreneurs can tell compelling stories that invite action with the tools in Ventureneer's free webinar.
What Every Nonprofit Leader and Social Entrepreneur Should Know About Engaging Listeners will give nonprofit managers and social entrepreneurs the tools to make their causes resonate with audiences. The webinar will be held Tuesday, March 1, 2-3pm ET and will be taught by Pamela Ziemann, author of Giving Voice to Your Cause. Ziemann is much more than a communication expert. She helps her clients connect their inner passion with their outer cause and articulate their message in a way that’s simple, memorable and powerful.
"An authentic, confident story can rivet funders and make them eager to support a nonprofit or social enterprise. You need to let the passion through," says Geri Stengel, founder of Ventureneer.
People speaking for a cause, whether a nonprofit or a social enterprise, can spark a connection with their listeners by being:
- personal and personable
- authentic about themselves and the cause
- ready and able to deal with doubts
Whether speaking to one person or to one thousand, an authentic, confident voice has a sweet spot. When tapped, people will listen and want to help.
This free online seminar adds to the skills taught in Ventureneer's previous webinar, Give Voice to Your Cause, adding among other things a 5-step process for responding to questions.
In this webinar, those who speak for nonprofits or social enterprises will learn to:
- Externalize their passion and inspire others to action;
- Use tone of voice to get people's attention;
- Speak with authenticity and confidence;
- Emotionally connect, build trust, and cultivate meaningful donor relationships;
- Respond to challenges and answer tough questions.
Most importantly, they'll get donors and investors to say YES!
The free webinar will be valuable to social entrepreneurs; nonprofit management and directors; nonprofit board members; and community outreach staff.
For more information and to register, go to What Every Nonprofit Leader and Social Entrepreneur Should Know About Engaging Listeners.
Ventureneer connects values-driven small business owners, social entrepreneurs, and nonprofit leaders with the knowledge they need to make the world a better place and to thrive as businesses. At Ventureneer, entrepreneurial and nonprofit training and advice are practical, accessible, and affordable. Ventureneer blends traditional, formal instruction with informal, peer learning. You can learn new skills, collaborate with peers, develop solutions to your real-world problems, get one-on-one help from experts, and access the information you need to make better decisions for your organizations.