The Words that Count Academy was born out of our commitment to adding value to the non-profit sector. But like most of you, I have had to rethink my approach to work in the last few months – balancing home and family with helping non-profits thrive. So, I’ve figured out a way for you to have me in your office, right at your side, giving strategic guidance without me really being there.
The Growth Academy is a monthly subscription-based masterclass and support structure that gives you the tools and know-how that you need to succeed in this brave, new and very competitive non-profit environment.
Think of the Growth Academy as your personal non-profit Google!
We launch our first Masterclass on Monday, 3 May 2021.
Here's a hint of what's to come in the next few months ...
The changing face of your donor:
Do you fundamentally understand your donor? Do you understand the donor you are trying to attract better than they know themselves
Putting you firmly into the hearts and minds of your donors .
Networking in a post-Covid world:
Networking has changed – have you? Where are you finding donors and supporters? What's new? Are you up to date? Some platforms to be explored include:
Putting you front and centre in the right forums can make all the difference.
Marketing to your donors:
Do you have a marketing strategy? Or are you telling everyone everything and hoping for the best?
Giving you the opportunity to hone your marketing plans until they are razor-sharp!
So what is your investment securing for you? On the first working day of each month, you will receive an email confirming that the masterclass for the month has been released and you are encouraged to head over to the Growth Academy portal to soak it all in. Because the majority of the masterclasses are prerecorded and any resources made available at the same time as the masterclass, the training is self-paced, allowing you to learn at a time and place that is suitable for you.
At least once a month, we will host a live masterclass on Facebook, offering the opportunity to ask questions and learn from the hive mind.
From the Words that Count side, we offer all the support in the world, from email access to Facebook lives and quick WhatsApp questions - but because we know we are dealing with adults, we leave the accountability to you. Your level of participation and commitment will dictate the impact you derive from your monthly investment.
And what is the investment? All of our founder spots have been filled - you have missed the R199 super early-bird deal, but I know how non-profits work, and how long it sometimes takes to get things approved (especially right before a long weekend!) So, I am offering a special just-after-the-launch price of R299 (VAT incl) until Friday, 30 April 2021.
Thereafter, the monthly subscription increases to R349, VAT inclusive, so be sure to get in early!
As the founder of Words that Count, Melanie spends much of her time guiding organisations in their development strategy and measuring the impact of their interventions. She also is a successful trainer and mentor.
She has raised money for organisations as diverse as a mission hospital and university and held senior positions in a number of large non-profit organisations prior to establishing the consultancy in 2012.
She serves on the board of Positive Vibes, a Namibia-registered organisation and is also the vice-chair of Northlink College Council.
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