[act-ma] 6/2 SoJust ProfDev: Take Action! Storytelling That Inspires

Robbie Samuels send2robbie at gmail.com
Sun Jun 1 20:43:40 PDT 2014

Hey again,

Sending a quick reminder to join us at tonight's ProfDev on strategic
storytelling - 6pm at The NonProfit Center by South Station. Full
description below.

Every month SoJust offers an affordable professional development training.
The fee is just $10 in advance or $20 at the door. Learn more and register
at www.SoJust.org.


On Thu, May 29, 2014 at 10:29 AM, Robbie Samuels <send2robbie at gmail.com>

> Hey there,
> Looking for fun and cheap things to do this spring and summer? Socializing
> for Justice cross-promotes local progressive events at
> www.sojust.org/calendar (have an event to post? www.bit.ly/post2SoJust).
> Also, for the last 8 years, my wife Jess has been creating a Boston Summer
> Calendar filled with local festivals, community-wide events, and much more.
> Find it at www.bit.ly/bostonsummer.
> Upcoming SoJust Events - details and registration at www.sojust.org.
> 6/2 ProfDev: Take Action! Storytelling That Inspires (details below)
> 7/7 ProfDev: Productivity Tech Tips by Jess and Robbie Samuels
> 7/12 Beach for Justice
> For Justice,
> Robbie
> On Wed, May 21, 2014 at 8:28 AM, Robbie Samuels <send2robbie at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Storytelling is not just for bedtime. Want to learn how to strategically
>> weave your story into your next fundraising, recruiting or education
>> campaign? Join Socializing for Justice for a ProfDev (professional
>> development) training at the NonProfit Center by South Station:
>> Take Action! Storytelling That Inspires on Monday, June 2, 6:00 - 8:30 PM.
>> Fee: $10 advance/$20 door - split with trainer
>> Limited space - register ahead of time: www.sojust.org
>> Credit cards accepted online. Cash only at the door (if space available).
>> Newcomers always welcomed!
>> Take Action! Storytelling That Inspires
>> Whether your focus is raising money, recruiting staff and volunteers, or
>> educating your audience about key issues, it all comes down to storytelling
>> strategy.  Rachel Jellinek will share tips on crafting your message,
>> including some pitfalls to avoid.  She'll share examples from the videos
>> she's created through her company Reflection Films.This interactive session
>> will also include an opportunity for participants to share their
>> experiences with storytelling. The focus of this conversation will be on
>> storytelling ideas and what to do with them, not on the technical aspects
>> of video production.
>> Rachel Jellinek is a partner at Reflection Films, an award-winning video
>> production company. They produce marketing, fundraising, and training
>> videos for a variety of nonprofits and businesses. Ms. Jellinek holds a
>> Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan and a Master of Arts from
>> Harvard University.  Prior to Reflection Films, she worked on educational
>> campaigns at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, as a health
>> educator for children, as a director for a literacy program, and as a
>> community relations liaison at MIT.  Her experience in the nonprofit world
>> lends itself well to understanding how to tell client stories in an
>> emotionally compelling and entertaining way.
>> 6:00-6:30 Socializing -  bring your own dinner
>> 6:30-8:30 Training and Q&A
>> *  DIRECTIONS - The NonProfit Center is located one block from South
>> Station at 89 South Street. The Center is physically accessible through the
>> main lobby.
>> Invite your friends to the Facebook event: http://bit.ly/profdev614
>> _________________________________________________________
>> Socializing for Justice - www.sojust.org
>> Since 2006, we've been building this great sandbox where we can bring
>> progressives of all stripes together and try out new ideas in this
>> "Movement Moment". Spaces like this are crucial as we start to reframe and
>> build new visions for our movement(s).
>> SoJust hosts events that draw progressives of all stripes that share
>> common values but may work on different issues. We host monthly socials
>> that allow for the possibility of cross-issue connections and run a monthly
>> ProfDev Series, hosted by The NonProfit Center*, which provides access to
>> affordable professional development to increase our individual capacity for
>> movement building.
>> With almost 2500 members and 7+ years of creating a diverse cross-issue
>> community in Boston (175+ events!), Socializing for Justice is the best
>> place to find the great people, organizations and community you're looking
>> for while putting the SOCIAL back in social justice.
>> YES, WE MEAN YOU. We've got members of all ages, races, genders, sexual
>> orientations, levels of activism and professions. We hope you see someone
>> like yourself and meet someone you otherwise wouldn't have.
>> Want to know more about SoJust? Check out our  Frequently Asked Questions
>> and  past event photos!

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