Two Hour Interactive Workshop! How To Create Safe Nonprofit Stories That Inspire Action: A Workshop on Trauma-Informed Storytelling

  • Duration
    120 Minutes
  • Author
    Maria Bryan
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Two Hour Interactive Workshop! How To Create Safe Nonprofit Stories That Inspire Action: A Workshop on Trauma-Informed Storytelling

With Breakout Sessions, Worksheets, Quizzes, and Exercises

 A 2-hour Workshop on Trauma-Informed Storytelling

Workshop Date & Time: 

August 8th, 2024, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET

This Workshop is Perfect for you if:

This workshop is perfect for all the nonprofit storytellers out there, whether you're fundraisers, marketers, communicators, grant writers, researchers, or content creators.

Nonprofit Storytelling possesses an incredible power to touch hearts and minds. As we tackle the world's biggest problems, we are responsible for gathering and telling these stories in a way that protects, dignifies, and respects those we serve.

This 2-hour workshop will explore trauma-informed storytelling, a safe and healthy process for your beneficiaries, audiences, and even storytellers. You'll gain actionable insights and tools to tell trauma-informed and ethical stories that have a huge impact.

During This Nonprofit Workshop, You Will Create:

  • Trauma-informed story-gathering principles, guidelines, and workflows for your organization.
  • A Trauma-informed and Ethical Language Guide specific to your organization.

During This Nonprofit Workshop, You Will Learn:

  • What is Trauma and Its Impact
  • How to Safely Gather Sensitive Stories
  • How To Craft Trauma-Informed Stories 
  • How to Navigate Vicarious Trauma As A Storyteller

During This Nonprofit Workshop, You Will Be Responsible For:

  • Approaching this topic with kindness, grace, and empathy
  • Complete in-class assignments and participate in discussions

If you cannot attend, you will receive the recording and bonus materials, but we strongly advise that you attend the live session to get the intended outcome.

You’ll Get These BONUS Materials:

  1. Trauma-Informed Storygathering Principles and Best Practices Guidelines Template
  2. Trauma-Informed Media Consent Form
  3. Ethical Language Guide Template
  4. The Workshop Slides
  5. The Workshop Recording 

About Your Topic Expert:

Maria is specifically qualified to teach this webinar because:

  1. Maria Bryan is a nonprofit messaging strategist and trainer who helps nonprofit leaders tell powerful and impactful stories that do no harm. 
  2. Over the past 15 years in the nonprofit and public sector, she has trained thousands globally in person and virtually—focusing on trauma-informed storytelling and purpose-driven marketing.

Maria has a master’s degree in public administration, a bachelor’s degree in journalism, and is professionally certified in trauma and resilience. She is a firm believer that storytellers make the world a healthier, safer, cleaner, and happier place.

What Attendees Said about This Nonprofit Workshop:

“I found certain parts of this session to be tremendously useful, like the worksheet and analyzing the different videos.”

Amy Troyer, ReadyKids

“This session was incredible and I really appreciate that the workshop itself was taught in a trauma informed way.”

Michelle Gung, Asian Americans Advancing Justice

“This workshop was so insightful and timely. The examples, resources and discourse with/from the other participants just added to the effectiveness of the information. Thank you for this presentation!”

Lori Ward, Better Tomorrows

“Maria Bryan clearly has a plethora of knowledge about trauma and trauma-informed storytelling. She also knows how to share that knowledge well. Thank you for this valuable information.”

Michelle Barrentine, Beginning Experience

“Very helpful, practical tips for how to tell stories in a trauma-informed way!”

Gigi Hanna, Arrow Child & Family Ministries

“This was a very informative and important workshop that I think will greatly help our organization move forward with a trauma informed storytelling campaign this Spring.”

Alex Bontecou, Community Resource Center of Teton Valley

“I thought this was very informative. Her style of presentation was engaging since she did a breakout session, showed videos, and shared content.” 

Nicole Kornblum, Ruth & Norman Rales JFS

“The How to Create Safe Nonprofit Stories that Inspire Actions workshop was informative, interesting, and extremely useful! Maria was a great speaker, and I really learned a lot! I highly recommend it!”

Marissa Hoffman, National Inventors Hall of Fame

“The presenter's expertise was evident throughout the workshop. The presenter's commitment to the topic was evident!”

Tarra Nystom, Hospice of the Chesapeake

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