Learn – Network – Grow

In a Community of
Fundraising Peers

Since its founding, DER’s regular luncheon workshops have provided professional development staff and consultants, Board members and other volunteers—as well as those exploring new career possibilities—opportunities to learn about nonprofit fundraising in an informal and welcoming environment.



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Storytelling for

Fundraising Success



Friday, June 24, 2016
12:00-1:30 PM



NEW! Lighthouse for the Blind

1155 Market Street

San Francisco, CA 94103

Map and Directions 





Learn to tell better stories to help you succeed in fundraising!

One of the most powerful ways to connect with prospects, clients, colleagues, co-workers and others is through storytelling. As humans we’re hard-wired for stories. We’re conditioned to respond to them…and we do!

Why Stories Work

Stories resonate with listeners. They allow the listener to connect emotionally with the storyteller. Listeners hear themselves in the stories they are told. Best yet, stories are memorable. Facts and figures are forgettable. A good story is remembered and retold. And here’s a secret: you have a storied past!

Success Stories Sell

“Success” stories succinctly showcase your skills, past accomplishments, values and style. Through your story a listener can easily gauge your professionalism, confidence level and acuity, and so much more. As a result, they like, trust and do business with you!

Learning Objectives

At this lunch, you will learn to:

▶ Use Craig’s Setting-Situation-Solution telling format

▶ Mine your past for “success” stories

▶ Learn to tap universal themes through your stories





Craig Harrison has been telling stories since he went door-to-door at age eleven selling used jokes. Having grown up in Berkeley during the 60's, Craig tells tales in and out of school, as well as from his travels to five continents and numerous countries. The founder and principal of Expressions of Excellence!™, Craig is vice-chair of the STORYTELLING ASSOCIATION OF ALTA CALIFORNIA, founder of the NATIONAL SPEAKERS ASSOCIATION’s Storytellers PEG and past president of the NSA’S Northern California chapter.


This workshop is pending approval for CFRE credit.



$25.00 - non-DER members, $15.00 - DER members 







Pre-registration is REQUIRED. Registration is based on a "first come, first served" basis and must be completed no later than WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22 19th at 12 pm. Our programs often sell-out before the registration deadline, so register early!



Individuals who sign up to attend a DER lunch and pay their fee online but subsequently cancel their registration will not be entitled to a refund. However, if they cancel prior to the online registration cutoff date, they will be entitled to a credit for a future lunch. To qualify for the credit, they must notify the DER Administrator (administrator@dersf.orgvia email 48 hours prior to the scheduled luncheon.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the DER Administrator at administrator@dersf.org.




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