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Storytelling and Your Why

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April 11th 2019 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Colorado Nonprofit Association | Training Center
Suite 100
Denver 80203 - 3529

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Phone: (303) 813 - 4211
Event Fee(s)
Member $ 0.00
Non-Member $ 65.00
AFP $ 60.00

Our professional development trainings are made possible by the generous support of U.S. Bank



How do you communicate your impact? We’ll dive into your organization’s story to help you build/refine your story to fund the vision. In this session, you will learn important story framing devices, work on your organization’s story, and practice with participants sharing your story in an even more powerful way.

We recommend pairing this workshop with:

  1. People: Your Leadership Team and Your Donors | Wednesday, May 8
  2. The Ask | Thursday, June 6


  • Free for members of Colorado Nonprofit Association (must be logged in for discount on Regular price)
  • $60 for members of AFP
  • $65 standard
Event Description
Learning Objectives

  • Participants will learn simple tools and frameworks to organize their organization’s story

  • Participants will review and review their own organization’s story

  • Participants will practice sharing their organizational story learning what works and what doesn’t work


Storytelling and your Why is for Executive Directors, Development and Communication Professionals and Teams – Those responsible for shaping and implementing the organizational story and message.

Level of Difficulty

Beginner - Intermediate = 0 -  5 years of experience in the field

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Mike Gemm, Gemm Consulting

Mike Gemm is the Founder and CEO of Gemm Consulting, an organization committed to dramatically improving the impact of non-profits through improved fundraising, accurate financial data, and transformational coaching for leaders and their teams. Mike has helped organizations raise over $60M+ raised for clients, both directly "in the field" making asks, and coaching clients to get those results in every sub-sector, with annual budgets from $30,000 to $15 Billion, and everything in between.

Throughout his career, Mike has been recognized as a catalyst, sharing his contagious enthusiasm for life and constant improvement. He and his wife, Jessica, have two sons Nathaniel and Xander. He’s passionate about training and coaching, personal development, and seeing people reach their potential.

Qualifies for Excellence in Nonprofit Principles and Practices. Completion of a post-training evaluation is required for this training to count toward recognition. 


Need to cancel? Please email Akila Copeland no fewer than 3 business days prior to the training. Members, please review our Cancellation Policy for more information. 

Event Custom Fields
Training/Event Topic Fundraising
Training Medium In Person
Event Region Denver Metro

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