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Nonprofit Storytelling Workshop

Friday, September 27, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

No cost to participate


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Maya Angelou said, “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” In this workshop, we explore storytelling for non-profits as a communication technique that generates both emotional resonance and serves a strategic purpose. We review five types of stories: founding, focus, impact, strength, and future. We also engage the in-depth analysis of storytelling that reveals the influence of an organization on an individual’s life in a compelling way.

Presented by Jila Nikpay. Jila is a writer and director whose narrative and documentary films have garnered multiple awards from the Minnesota State Arts Board and Jerome Foundations. Her work has been screened at Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival, the Walker Art Center, and the Austin Asian Film Festival. To see this work visit: jilanikpay.com. She has served on film granting panels and lectured as a guest filmmaker at various colleges and universities. In 2008, she initiated and led a three-year educational media-based project with immigrant youth and received substantial support from Minneapolis Public Library, the McKnight and St. Paul Foundations. Currently, she teaches film courses at Augsburg University and filmmaking intensive workshop, The Screen and The Female Gaze at FilmNorth. She also creates branded documentaries for small businesses. jilanikpaymedia.com

If you require any accommodations to allow you to attend this workshop, please reach out to Bethany Whitehead at bethany@mrac.org or 651-523-6388.


Friday, September 27, 2019
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
No cost to participate
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Bethany Whitehead


Metropolitan Regional Arts Council
2324 University Avenue West
St. Paul, MN 55114 United States
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