Event Details


Worldbuilding: Brand-New Language for Nonprofit Communications

Thursday, August 04, 09:30 AM - Thursday, August 04, 2022, 11:30 AM
Thursday, August 04, 2022, 09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Fee: $45 for MCN members / $65 for nonmembers

In our increasingly polarized and noisy society, nonprofit communications has never been more important or more challenging. As a nonprofit communicator, you have to speak clearly and powerfully about deep social problems to a wildly varied array of external audiences, from lawmakers to funders to activists — without compromising the integrity of your values or the clarity of your mission. Sometimes, the challenge can be so daunting that nonprofits fall back on unsatisfying jargon that does not really connect.

In this hands-on workshop, communications strategist Neil Ashvin Chudgar will share a powerful, practical, and liberating framework for nonprofit communications with integrity: worldbuilding. Nonprofit communicators of all kinds are invited to bring a specific communications problem to the workshop. Participants will leave with some brand-new language to try out right away.


Event Details

This virtual event will take place on the Zoom platform. Your access link will be emailed to you the day before the event after 12 p.m.

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Speaker Information

ChudgarCommunications strategist Neil Ashvin Chudgar helps do-gooders in the Twin Cities and beyond find language for their biggest ideas. Before founding Chudgar Consulting in 2014, he spent over a decade helping students think about language and meaning at the University of Chicago and Macalester College. His consulting practice draws on the tools and techniques of literature, the relational ecology of Internal Family Systems theory, and the wisdom of liberation movements. Chudgar lives with his husband and two small orange cats in Northeast Minneapolis.

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