WRPA 2019 Annual Conference and Tradeshow



The Mission of Your Work & the Power of Your Story 

Thursday, April 11 | 1:00pm - 2:15pm 

Session Description:

As government agencies - or any organization that depends on the support of the community for your success - you understand the importance of establishing and maintaining a positive relationship of trust. Gaining that trust comes not only from the work that you do but also from the story you tell about the mission and goal of your organization. Stories about the mission of your work can be used to ignite the passion of stakeholders and champions of your organization and those champions can encourage and support funding.  

  • Define the power of the story.  What needs to be shared to engage volunteers and professionals to promote the work and mission of your organization
  • Using proven models and methods of social media platforms to engage the community, participants will discuss marketing strategies that will result in stronger funding opportunities
  • Outline tactics for funding mechanisms and sources


Lori A. Hoffner

About the Speakers:

Lori has been offering training for positive youth development, community networking, and organizational relationship building since 1997 and has spoken nationally regarding youth program development, employment, and staff engagement as well as multiple community issues. For 11 years, Lori was the executive director of PACCT, a small non-profit in Jefferson County, Colorado, an organization dedicated to the success of youth and community. Lori specializes in positive staff and organizational relationships based on generational studies and research. Additionally, she has years of experience with youth programming, program development, and youth staffing.

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