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Building Organizational Success with ‘Yes, and...’ (Online Partner Series)

Three sessions on Thursdays starting Jan. 31 ending Feb. 14, 2019


This event is offered in partnership with Washington Nonprofits and Seattle Works

As a nonprofit, you're often figuring out how to do so much with so little. One of the best resources you have are your staff and board. How do you ensure that you are getting the most out of your constituency, and ensuring that they feel included? In this workshop, participants will be led through using the lessons of 'yes, and...' (accepting and building on offers) to build inclusion, drive engagement, and create a personal connection with your organization and its mission. You will learn how to use different styles of listening to build relationships with donors and staff, as well as the quick and easy methods for telling effective and memorable stories to drive personal engagement.

Intended Audience: These skills build individual styles of leadership and management, and can be adapted for all areas of work including volunteer management, donor management, staff, board, members and audiences.

Participants of this online course will practice:

  • Using 'Yes, and...' to build inclusion in your organization
  • Driving engagement strategies
  • Tools for creating a personal connection with your organization and its mission
  • Exercises to share with your team

All sessions take place on Thursdays at 3pm ET and last for 60 minutes.

About the Presenter:
Andrew McMasters 
is an actor, director and entrepreneur with over 35 years of experience in the 
arts. He was the Artistic Director of Jet City Improv, a non-profit theater company that he started in 1992 and successfully managed for over 25 years. Andrew has also been working as a consultant for nearly 20 years, providing trainings and customized programs for improving employee engagement, driving innovation and increasing team inclusion. Clients include Microsoft, REI, Amazon, Google, Nike, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Deloitte, Hasbro and many others. His 25 years as an arts administrator has informed his style of leadership training, using the skills from non-profit management in multiple fields. He worked extensively for Microsoft, Apple Computers, Cisco and Salesforce (as well as many others) creating customer engagement programs and messaging for marketing events. Andrew also serves on two non-profit boards, including one Business Improvement Area (BIA) providing leadership and services for the University District community in Seattle.

Andrew is dedicated to experiential learning, providing opportunities for self-discovery and driving innovation in our everyday lives.

Cost + Registration

  • MANP Members Save 50%!
  • $30 Members / $60 Nonmembers - Use Discount Code MANP at checkout.
  • All sessions will be recorded and the recordings will be made available to all registered participants. Participants who are unable to attend one or more of the sessions will still have access to all course materials.
Registration for this event is managed through our partner, Washington Nonprofits. Click here to register.

Email Tom Lang, Program Manager at Washington Nonprofits, at tom@washingtonnonprofits.org

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