Merle inspires nonprofit leaders to set a higher bar as she prepares them for success. Known for her humor as well as her deep knowledge of nonprofit marketing, leadership and fundraising, Merle wows the audience. Clear communication, practical action and ready-to-use tools mean every participant is moved and empowered by her words. A conference keynote with Merle sets the tone for a fast-paced, energetic event full of inspiration. Large crowds or breakout sessions, Merle’s your top-rated speaker.
Your Turn to Speak
Get ready for your big moment by working with Merle. Speech writing and/or speech coaching are two of the leadership development services you’ll receive 1-on-1 with Merle, in person or remotely. Preparing for a fundraiser, pitch event or to receive an award, Merle helps you discover the words and skills that will impress and inspire your audience. You’ll use your new message to communicate your vision and inspire the response you desire.
Training & Facilitation
Your staff, board and community workshops will reach new heights when Merle comes to the table. She’s inspiring, informative, smart and up-to-date on the best in marketing, leadership and communication. Plus, she makes learning fun and engaging. An all-day workshop or retreat becomes a game changer. Or Merle will pull together an all-star panel to create a stellar event. She comes with her tool kit, humor, and vast knowledge ready to wow your audience.
Let’s explore these topics for your next event: Creating Strong Leaders, Building Leadership Teams, Shared Leadership, Board/Staff Teambuilding, Leadership vs. Management.
Capturing and sharing a vision attracts donors and advocates, topics include: Vision First, Pitch to Win, Speaking to Inspire, Sharing a Dream, Emotional Connections for Fundraising.
The hot entrepreneurial community is creating new tools and approaches, these topics get nonprofits in on the action: Design Thinking, Beyond Brainstorming, Tools for Developing New Programs & Services, Apps for every Org.
A hardworking brand is a priority for every size organization, topics include: Refreshing Your Brand, Brand Elements, Bargain Branding, Beyond the Logo, Branding for Changes & Mergers.
How are the best organizations adapting fundraising to changing times, topics include: Social Enterprise, Attracting Lifelong Donors, Asking for Multiyear Pledges, Discovering Hidden Funding Sources
Whether you’re community is a small town or a world of like minded people, find ways to connect with these topics: Collaboration, For Profit Partners, Connecting to New Funding Sources, Knowing Your City, Social Enterprise.
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