Written words matter, especially now that there are so many competing claims on our attention. If you work for a charity, your words can win new supporters, shed light on injustice, or even save a life.
How you write can also reveal a lot about your own confidence and values. (“Fear,” according to author Stephen King, “is at the heart of all bad writing.” Stephen King knows a thing or two about fear.) Whether you’re making the case for a major gift or applying for a top leadership position, you need to write past your fear so that you an articulate your vision clearly, in your own authentic voice.
As writers, we can produce outstanding campaign and fundraising materials for you. Our cases for support and proposals have raised millions on both sides of the Atlantic. We can also help you to write with power and passion, and even enjoy it. We can coach you through every stage of the writing process, from messy first drafts to polished final document.
If you want to join forces with other ambitious writers for a day, you or your colleagues can take part in a Prospero Partners writing workshop. You’ll do “unlock and unblock” exercises, writing about subjects that really matter to you. You’ll get positive, practical feedback and advice. You will also learn how to write great appeals and proposals, how to craft letters to major donors, and how to tell stories that move people to support your charity. I’ll be posting here when the next workshop is scheduled. In the meantime, let us know if you’d like to be added to the waiting list by contacting Elizabeth at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We also provide in-house workshops for charity teams, regional and sector-specific workshops, and individual coaching. For example, we’ve have workshops exclusively for writers in arts charities, or for independent schools in the northwest, and we’ve coached senior managers as well as new writers on their drafts.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY:
“We came back buzzing from the writing workshop and told the whole office about it! The great thing was that it inspired me to want to go away and try and write something new. Rather than diminishing my confidence, it made me want to start fresh.”
“I just wanted to drop you a very quick line to personally thank you very much for your writing workshop. It was really inspiring…. Your workshop just took my thoughts on writing to another level!”
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