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Shine the Light Workshop on Advocacy for Nonprofits

August 29, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Kristen Grimm will facilitate “Advocacy: Be the Change in Your Organization” for Upstate Nonprofit Leaders on August 29, 2019 at Kroc Greenville

DNA Creative Communications, in partnership with the Community Foundation of Greenville, the United Way of Greenville County, the Hollingsworth Funds, the Jolley Foundation and The Graham Foundation invite Upstate nonprofit leaders to attend “Advocacy: Be the Change in Your Organization” facilitated by Kristen Grimm, president of the Washington, DC – based Spitfire Strategies, on Thursday, August 29 (8:30 – noon) at Kroc Greenville (425 Westfield Street, Greenville). Registration is now open at www.nonprofitforums.org.

The August 29th session will focus on developing advocacy strategies. Participants will be introduced to Planning to Win, Kristin Grimm’s proven tool designed to help run a winning advocacy effort. Together participants will learn how to: 1)Set a doable advocacy campaign win; 2)Create a path to the win that works; 3: Plot the influence and communications needed to get over the finish line; and 4)Watch for blindspots that doom change efforts. All attendees should come with a topic to work on (e.g., homelessness, affordable housing, transportation, conservation, etc.) At the end of this interactive workshop, everyone will leave with an emerging strategy.

All participants, who are interested in digging deeper and continuing to develop their emerging strategies are invited to attend a follow up Bonus Session on Friday, September 26 (9:00 – 11:30) at Long Branch Baptist Church. Sunnie Harmon and John DeWorken of Lobby SC will facilitate this session. Registration is required www.nonprofitforums.org.

Kristen Grimm is the founder and president of Spitfire Strategies based in Washington DC. She has extensive experience conceiving, implementing and managing smart programs that create lasting social change. She has helped hundreds of nonprofits and foundations develop winning communication and campaign strategies to spur action around some of today’s most pressing problems – and inspire many more people to get involved.

Kristen was previously the president and chief operating officer of Fenton Communications, where she wrote NOW HEAR THIS: The Nine Laws of Successful Advocacy Communications. Kristen has a B.A. from Smith College. She currently serves on the boards of Grist and Alaska Wilderness League. She is a member of the 2014 Class of Henry Crown Fellows at the Aspen Institute.

For more information about Shine the Light Nonprofit Forums or to register for this event or others, please visit www.NonprofitForums.org or call Debbie Nelson at (864)-420-0195.




August 29, 2019
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Kroc Greenville
424 Westfield Street
Greenville, SC 29601 United States
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(864) 527-5948