February 20, 2020 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

February 20, 2020 11:30 am – 1:30 pm | Networking:  11:30 am – 12:00 pm | Program: 12- 1:30 pm
Bellingham Golf & Country Club 3729 Meridian St, Bellingham, WA 98225
Tickets: Members  $40 | Non-members $50 | Walk-ins  $60


Stories have the power to shift hearts and minds. Despite the importance of storytelling in our sector, the norms of nonprofit communications can often be one dimensional in approach, focused more on the transaction of prompting one-time donations than on the transformation of building long-lasting movements that will lead to social change.

In this session, we will discuss how to widen the lens of your storytelling to better reflect the conditions of society your work addresses, to better honor and involve the communities you serve, and more meaningfully engage your donors as active participants in achieving your mission. We will unpack common myths and assumptions about how to frame our stories, look at tactical examples and assess and reflect on the impact of your organization’s communications through a new lens.

You will:

  • Gain tools and techniques to frame asset-based stories that inspire action
  • Identify opportunities to engage organizational stakeholders to tell more inclusive, resonant stories
  • Understand the power stories have in affecting change


Cami Aurioles is a nonprofit professional committed to fundraising with integrity. As the Director of Grant Services at The Ostara Group, Cami is well-versed in fund development strategy and implementation, nonprofit financial management, impact assessment, systems engineering for development operations, and sustainability planning. Since beginning her career working with young people in New York City, Cami has supported organizations in raising over $20M across the sector. In addition to her work in fund development, she is an activist and storyteller who works with communities to bring equity into their fundraising practices.

Trained by Race Forward and the Center for Racial Justice, she performs her work through an equity framework, acknowledging that the structural dimensions of racism must be dismantled actively. She is a graduate of New York University and completed Columbia Business School’s Leaders in Social Enterprise program.




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