Sharing a relevant, meaningful story is key to the success of any organization, particularly during times of crisis. Now, more than ever, your story needs to be well-defined and relevant to get the attention of donors and stakeholders amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
This event of The Learning Center, focused on helping Elkhart County nonprofits, will be a hands-on virtual workshop with Tamela Spicer. The event will help you identify your organization’s best story and explore ways to share it as we begin to plan for what will be a long journey toward recovery.

Tamela is a program manager for nonprofit learning services for the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Mich. She works primarily with faith-based clients, and specializes in organizational structure, fund development, and strategic planning. Tamela is also a certified executive coach and leads the Johnson Center’s Executive Coaching Program.

Prior to joining the staff at the Johnson Center in February 2016, Spicer served as a Regional Development Director for The Salvation Army, Regional Director for the Arthritis Foundation, and Executive Director for Flat River Outreach Ministries.

Event Agenda
  • Identifying your organization's "why", both now and when recovery begins
  • Understanding the three stages of storytelling for maximum impact
  • Building the storytelling culture of your organization to increase reach and engagement.

The Community Foundation of Elkhart County is focused on improving the quality of life in Elkhart County by inspiring generosity.