Ventureneer Shows Nonprofits, Social Entrepreneurs How to Be Convincing

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Nonprofit managers and social entrepreneurs can make convincing presentations if they let their cause speak for itself.

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When presented with passion, social causes can speak for themselves. The cause itself can attract donors and investors. -- Geri Stengel, President, Ventureneer

Nonprofit professionals and social entrepreneurs may give too much.

Nailing down every nuance of a presentation to a donor or investor may kill the deal. What people really appreciate and respond to is passionate, personal, and less prepared presentations. Nonprofit leaders -- including board members -- and social entrepreneurs need to let their causes find their own voices.

A free online seminar from Ventureneer, Giving Voice to Your Cause: How Social Entrepreneurs, Nonprofit Leaders Can Be Convincing will give nonprofit managers and social entrepreneurs five tips to make their causes resonate with audiences. The webinar will take place Tuesday, August 10, 2010, 1pm - 2pm ET and will be taught by Pamela Ziemann, author of Giving Voice to Your Cause. Ziemann is much more than a communication expert. She guides her clients to connect their inner passion with their outer cause. She helps them articulate their message in a way that’s simple, memorable and powerful.

"When presented with passion, social causes can speak for themselves," said Geri Stengel, founder of Ventureneer. "The cause itself can attract donors and investors."

Over-preparing dampens spontaneity and severs that all-important connection with the audience. Whether speaking to one person or one thousand, passion counts. Tap into that passion and people will listen; they'll want to help.

Participants in this webinar will learn to:

  • Externalize the passion they feel for their cause and inspire others to action.
  • Trust their intuition, increase self-confidence and make a difference NOW!
  • Emotionally connect, build trust and cultivate meaningful donor relationships.
  • Be clear and organized when delivering their message. Help donors and investors say YES!

The free webinar will useful to social entrepreneurs; nonprofit management and directors; nonprofit board members; and community outreach staff.

For more information, go to Ventureneer's website.

About Geri Stengel:
Geri is founder of Ventureneer, an online education and peer support service. An adjunct professor at The New School, she honed her online experience at companies like Dow Jones and Physicians’ Online. Geri co-founded the Women’s Leadership Exchange and is president of Stengel Solutions, a consulting service for social-impact organizations.

About Ventureneer: provides nonprofit and small business advice as well as entrepreneurial and nonprofit training through a new approach to learning: a blend of traditional, formal instruction with informal, peer learning that takes advantage of Web 2.0 technology to capture and share knowledge. Ventureneer's customized blogs, virtual classes, peer-to-peer learning, coaching, web events, and articles help entrepreneurs make faster, better decisions for their enterprises.


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