Telling your story to maximize community impact

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You work hard to ensure you are maximizing community impact but do you have all the tools in your toolbox to lift up your grantees? Learn how new media tools can help you tell your grantee’s stories, deepen community connections and advocate for your cause. Have you thought about using Twitter or google hangouts but aren’t sure if it is a good use of your time? Have you been approached by a long-time grantee who has an idea to create a film dedicated to highlighting their cause – and wondering if this is a good use of your philanthropic dollars? Have you been told to have a website but not sure it is worth the bother? Are you interested in learning how to leverage the reputation of the foundation in the twittersphere to make a difference in issues you care about? Do you want to know how can you help your grantees make the most of the many new ways to connect and share their message with potential donors and supporters? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then make plans to listen in on this cutting edge webinar on new media tools for family philanthropy, sharing the stories of foundation leaders and donors engaged in each of the above approaches.

Featured Speakers

Vince Stehle

Vincent Stehle is Executive Director of Media Impact Funders, a membership organization of foundation officials and…

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Lora Smith

Lora Smith serves as Communications Officer for Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation, based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Lora…

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Kate Wolford

Kate Wolford became president of The McKnight Foundation in December 2006. The McKnight Foundation, a Minnesota-based family…

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Jay Ruderman

Jay Ruderman is president of the Ruderman Family Foundation, which focuses on the inclusion of people with…

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What others have said...

The webinar was very helpful in my thinking about how to use social media tools to advance our Foundation’s goals and the work of our grantees. It provided great examples and ideas to consider!


Unlike oh so many webinars relating to this topic, THIS was incredibly relevant and left me with my gears spinning and inspired to move forward with a communications strategy that integrates social media wisely. The presenters were frank, honest, and helpful!


I really enjoyed participating in the “Telling Your Story to maximize Community Impact” webinar. It was great to hear from leading organizations in the field that are similar to mine that are able to improve their social media experience.

Tyler Davis

The presenters provided some very specific advice about what kind of social media to use and how to maximize the effectiveness of its use.


The comments on the unintended consequences of social media use was helpful, as well as the idea of grantees being guest bloggers.


I particularly appreciated Kate’s perspective on opening the “floor” to all members of the staff. Loved the intention behind Jay’s family’s efforts. Even the simple way they shared the frequency of their social media efforts was helpful!


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