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Business for Creatives

Engage Your Community - Best Practices for Co-Leadership in Your Community Work


with The Spark Mill

Calendar May 8, 2019 at 9 am

Our work is always most successful when it centers the communities we are working within. Community engagement is the process of working collaboratively with a community to address issues that impact the well-being of those groups. This workshop will highlight key aspects of robust community engagement.

Come learn about:

The community engagement spectrum with focus on the equity model

Best practices for co-leadership with community transformations

The value of co-leadership in your work

Bring a bagged lunch if you'd like. We will provide coffee and tea to keep you fueled!

Marketing on a Nonprofit Budget


with The Spark Mill

Calendar Sep 11, 2019 at 9 am

So you don't have money to hire a graphic designer and you don’t even know what a style sheet is or how to get started?  This course is designed for nonprofits who need to make the most out of donated services and have little to no budget for marketing.

Come learn about:

Brand strategy and audience definition and the basics of marketing

Tips, tools, and tricks to edit your own images and videos

The basics of social media as a marketing tool

A general overview of marketing strategy and planning

Bring a bagged lunch if you'd like. We will provide coffee and tea to keep you fueled. 

So you have an idea* and a passion - Great, Let's Get to Work


with Larry Thacker

Calendar May 19, 2019 at 10 am

In this workshop, we will apply lean design methodology to help you take an idea, identify your audience and build a simple story to help others see your vision.This could be applied to personal artwork, a project, a business, or your elevator pitch.
1. The art of an idea
2. Knowing your audience
3. The science of story to achieve an outcome
Leave with a story and an action plan to bring your idea to others.

LARRY THACKER Son of a farmer and a teacher. Who put a goal on the horizon to pursue a creative journey. As a product designer, he seeks out and starts problems. He trusts the design tools of listening and empathy and doesn't leave home without his sketchbook, pens and post-it notes -- discovery is a habit and a pursuit.

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