In  spring of 2019, the Arts Council of Fort Worth was thrilled to launch a free Workshop Series designed to enhance the capacity and reach of local arts and cultural organizations. Staff, volunteers, and board members alike were able to benefit from these interactive training sessions led by experienced professionals. Check back later for a list of our 2020 workshop offerings!

Past Offerings:

Beyond Diversity 101: Micro-Inequities, Implicit Bias, and Moving Toward Equity

Thursday, March 21, 2019, 9:00 AM–12:00 PM

Many of us recognize the importance and value of having a staff, board, and audience comprised of individuals with diverse perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences; however, addressing institutional inequality and personal biases can be challenging. Dr. Anne Phibbs, PhD, President and Founder of Strategic Diversity Initiatives, will provide you with the knowledge and tools necessary to move your diversity and inclusion efforts forward in ways that are comprehensive, enduring, and connected to your core mission.

Financial Literacy

Thursday, April 18, 2019, 9:00 AM–12:00 PM

Responsible financial management is fundamental to an organization’s long-term success, and staff and board members need up-to-date financial information to make informed decisions. However, understanding budget forms and specialized jargon can be difficult for even the most seasoned professional. In this workshop, Michele Sanchez-Soriano, CPA, Senior Tax Manager at Weaver, will review high-level financial terminology and financial documents, such as Statements of Financial Activities and Forms 990, to increase your proficiency in financial literacy.

Strategic Storytelling for Social Impact

Thursday, May 16, 2019, 9:00 AM–12:00 PM or 1:00 PM–4:00 PM

Effective storytelling is key to communicating an organization’s mission and impact. Stories spark personal connections and demonstrate societal value, building audiences and strengthening your case for support. Enhance your marketing and fundraising materials by telling stories that matter. Join Professor John D. Trybus, story scientist and Managing Director of Georgetown University’s Center for Social Impact Communication, to learn his step-by-step framework for telling authentic, emotional, and action-driven stories.

This Workshop Series was generously underwritten by