There are so many ways to tell your organization's story. Our trainings give you the skills and tools to tell effective, engaging stories.

September 14

L.I.F.T. (LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter)

Need a lift on social media?  Get equipped with the basics of LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.  Let us guide you through getting on each platform and help you understand your next steps.  This will be a basic workshop to help you develop profiles, a policy and a plan to reflect your organization's values. You will also learn how to keep your organization, and yourself, safe online. Registration Closed

September 21

Heavy L.I.F.Ting

For the intermediate and advanced users of LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. This course dives into strategy, timing and tools for these four platforms. You will leave equipped to not only be present on social media, but to use it as a powerful communications tool. Registration Closed

September 28

Storytelling with Impact

How do we move our audiences to action? We must connect to them, heart-to-heart.  Only great storytelling can do that effectively. In this training, learn how to craft stories about your organization’s work that will captivate your audience. Registration Closed

October 5, 12 & 19

Social Media Bootcamp (Intermediate Level)

Are you on Facebook but struggling with engagement? Do you tweet but find it overwhelming? It's time to hone your strategy, understand your voice and become a thought leader. This three-part workshop will make sure you can measure results and engagement. Register here

October 26

Building a Better Communications Plan - SOLD OUT

Our colleagues, board members and bosses often believe that if we could just tell the whole world our story we’d raise more money, get more done and make the world a better place. In this workshop we replace that notion with a practical set of tools and skills needed to truly engage donors, advocates, volunteers and clients. A strategic communications plan will move them from a passive to an active audience. Register here

November 2


Have you thought about telling your story in audio chapters? Surrounding people with the voices of the those you help, the sounds of how your work effects other's lives? This hands-on workshop will help you understand what it takes to plan and produce a thought out series audio stories. Register here

November 16


Knowing and understanding search engine optimization will set your organization up for success. Learn how to optimize your content for Google and other search engines in order to increase visibility in user searches and bring traffic to your website. Register here

December 7


Google Analytics is a powerful tool with many sophisticated features that can seem daunting. This workshop will demonstrate simple, quick ways to enhance your Google Analytics dashboard.  Start getting valuable information you can use to improve your presence and to showcase your online successes. Register here

Spring 2017

Jan. 25, Feb. 1, 8, 15 & 22

Professional Media Relations

Become your own publicist this year. This intensive training series of five, half-day sessions is designed specifically for nonprofit communicators to plan media campaigns around one of their own stories, while learning basic public relations skills. The workshop will provide hands-on guidance and training, as attendees develop a story and pitch it to journalists. Register here

More classes for Spring 2017 are coming soon.

Want a custom, one-on-one training with us? Call us at 312-369-6400 or email to talk details. Some organizations may qualify for a training scholarship. Click here to learn more.