Conversations for Change

As part of its ongoing commitment to strengthening the capacity of local nonprofits and building strong relationships, Foundation for Roanoke Valley is offering "Conversations for Change." This is a periodic series of free, one-hour conversations with Foundation staff and others on a topic of practical relevance to the day-to-day administration of nonprofits serving the cities of Roanoke and Salem and the counties of Alleghany, Botetourt, Craig, Floyd, Franklin and Roanoke.

Upcoming Conversations:


Compelling Messages for Nonprofits:
How to Talk about Your Organization to the People You Need to Reach

In this workshop, you will learn how to communicate your nonprofit’s story by determining your target audience and beginning to develop a communications guide for your nonprofit staff and volunteers. These steps will help your nonprofit create consistent, compelling messaging to facilitate effective, productive communication with key stakeholders.

Tana M. SchiewerAbout the Presenter
Tana M. Schiewer has over 10 years of experience in nonprofit work and management, specializing in helping smaller nonprofits achieve sustainability by developing strong infrastructure, creating effective fundraising plans, and building strategic communications. Currently, she is working toward her doctorate in Rhetoric and Writing at Virginia Tech, with a research focus on language use in nonprofit organizations. 

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