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Adding Staff to Your Organization


with The Spark Mill

Calendar Mar 13, 2019 at 9 am

Adding Staff to Your Organization, March 14

Paid staff is one great way to expand capacity--but no one talks about how much work it is to add staff on the front end. Get it right from the beginning so your organization can do more good work.  

Come learn about:

How to know when it’s time to hire and how to make sure you are hiring for the right position

Hiring, onboarding, and general management best practices

Performance issues and firing

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

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. 

The Artist Statement: Tell Your Story


with Michelle Mercurio

Calendar Feb 4, 2019 at 6 pm

Why does the world need to know you? How do you talk about your work and your creative process in an authentic and relatable way? During this class, we'll visualize why you do what you do and develop a written artist statement so you can tell others about you, your work and why you're here. Things to bring: A writing instrument & journal (or computer), an open mind and the real YOU!  

MICHELLE MERCURIO is a brand catalyst and coach who helps creative entrepreneurs fire up their brands and tell their stories so they can get paid more to do what they love. 

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