Once Upon a Time, We Had a Retreat

Devote some time to your organization’s stories at your summer retreat!

If you’re holding a retreat this summer with your board or staff, why not include some time working together to flesh out your organization’s collection of stories?

Stories communicate quickly and memorably who your organization is and what you accomplish.  It’s as creative and fun to work on stories as it is important that staff and volunteers have good ones ready to tell.

We can help you get the stories out of key people’s heads and into a form that equips more people to deploy them when representing your organization.  The Bayer Center can help you as we’ve helped other organizations for anywhere from an hour to all day for a group of any size.

Call or email Jeff Forster for more information: 412-397-6005, forster@rmu.edu

JfoJeff Forster is a Senior Consultant at the Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management at Robert Morris University. For over a decade, Jeff has assisted a variety of nonprofit organizations in the Pittsburgh area, specializing in presentations and storytelling and the use of databases for process improvement. Recent presentation /storytelling clients include A+ Schools, the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and Global Links (which he helped coach to the top prize at the inaugural Pittsburgh Social Venture Partners Fast Pitch competition).  He has competed at The Moth’s Pittsburgh story slam.  He holds a masters degree in Public Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University and a bachelors degree from Yale University.