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Telling Your Nonprofit Story: Creative Communications Strategies

Monday, September 25, 2017 at 10:00am to 12:00pm

George S. Turnbull Center, Shirley Pape Forum
70 NW Couch Street, Floor 3R, Portland, OR 97209

Presented by Momenta Group & University of Oregon


Strong communications have never been more important for nonprofits to entice donors and create awareness for their mission. This workshop will provide a platform for you to begin thinking strategically about and find solutions for telling your organization's story. 

Many nonprofits worry, "How do we find the budget to hire professionals or pay for promotional campaigns?” “Can’t we just use volunteers?" "How can an outsider understand our mission as well as we do?" 

During our time together, we will cover the fundamentals of finding all your available resources, social networking, and professionals connections to get your message heard. No matter the size of your organization or your budget, there is a campaign strategy that is right for you.

Development, fundraising, and communications team members as well as leadership and directors are encouraged to attend. 

Topics covered during this seminar:

  • Successful & Not-So-Successful Storytelling Campaign
  • Movement Building & Brand Ambassadors
  • Humanizing your Organization 
  • Creating Call-to-Action Campaigns
  • Social Media For the Greatest Impact
  • Budgeting & Grant Writing for Communications
  • Building Your Team



About Jamie Rose

Jamie Rose is the co-owner and COO of Momenta Group LLC, a communications firm based in Oregon. 

Before joining Momenta, Jamie worked as an international photojournalist in the press corps based in Washington. She predominantly covered politics for newspapers and humanitarian issues for nonprofits. Her clients included The Global Fund, Doctors Without Borders, National Geographic Books, The New York TimesThe New York Times Magazine, The Calvert Foundation, The Washington Post Magazine,  and Physicians for Human Rights.  

Jamie is considered an expert in nonprofit communications and business development. In 2011, Jamie was awarded the United Nations’ IPC’s Leadership Award. She has been interviewed about the importance of nonprofit documentary storytelling for Photo District News (PDN), News Photographer Magazine, The Candid Frame, Around the Lens, and numerous blogs and podcasts. She is frequently requested to speak at conferences and universities and has been a guest lecturer at Georgetown, Syracuse, and Columbia's communications schools about working with nonprofits. 

Jamie has a M.S. in Visual Interactive Communications from the S.I. Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University and a B.A. in Literature and Communications from American University. She lives in Redmond, Oregon with her husband and business parter, John C. Anderson, and their rescue dog, Cody. 


About Momenta Creative 

Momenta Creative is a creative agency within Momenta Group, LLC. We believe strong communication can change your entire organization. Whether internal or external, the power of your communications is only as strong as the passion of the team crafting your message. Therefore, our mission is to gather the best team of creative professionals to find the right solutions for your organization's goals. We specialize in brand management and strategic planning as well as offer visual services like photo, video, web, and design campaigns. Our portfolio includes The European Union, SAP, ADS, CPDC, HAND Housing, AHC, Ben's Chili Bowl, CAN, Tech Exec Networks, Camera Bits, NLIHC, and many others. Visit us today at or learn more about our training programs at