VIRTUAL EVENT: Flipping the Narrative - More Effective Donor Storytelling

05/21/2021 11:45 AM - 01:30 PM PT


Isn't it odd that the words we often use when seeking support and resources for our communities paint a not-so-flattering image of those we serve? All too often, we use words like "underprivileged," "vulnerable," or "disadvantaged" without an awareness of their stigmatizing effects. What if instead, we started every conversation and story by defining people's strengths and contributions rather than challenges and deficits? In this interactive dialogue, we will examine how as fundraisers we use language, shifting from deficit language to empowerment. It will be a space for learning and experience, and through icebreakers and activities, you'll bring back some valuable tools to your organization. Hopefully, you'll leave with a few new perspectives in your humanity toolkit too!


Please join us from 11:45 AM to 12 noon for networking and a chance to break the ice with DER Board Members, DER members, and all welcome attendees!

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Your workshop co-presenters are Larkin Street Youth Services Chief’s Development Officer Gayle Roberts and Development Coordinator Brittney Ison. Since 1984, Larkin Street Youth Services has given more than 75,000 young people a safe place to rebuild their lives. Gayle is a former DER Board President, current AFP-GGC Board member, and has raised over $150M during her twenty-year fundraising career. Brittney has over ten years of professional experience, including project management, public speaking, and event planning. She manages all of Larkin Street's volunteer efforts and in-kind donations.


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Registration for this event is required.  The cost of the event is $20 for DER members and $40 for non-members.   (NOTE: To receive the discounted members' rate, you must sign in to your account before registering.)  Click here to join DER or renew your membership!!  Registration deadline is Thursday, May 20th at 5 PM!


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Cancellation Policy: If you contact us to cancel your registration before the deadline (05/20 at 5pm), you may receive credit towards a future event. If you cancel your registration after the deadline, the payment will be considered a tax-deductible donation to DER. Thank you for your support!


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Venue:  This social event will be held on a virtual Zoom.  Final details will be sent to all registrants the evening before the event, 05/20 by 8 PM from DER's Administrative Director. A reminder will be sent to each registrant the morning of  our panel to each registrant's email address from  Please be sure to check your SPAM or Junk folder for the Zoom information or contact if you have NOT received an email with your event details and information the morning of our social event.


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