Vanessa Chase Lockshin is an international non-profit consultant, thought leader, speaker, and author of The Storytelling Non-Profit: A practical guide to telling stories that raise money and awareness. She’s part of the next generation of professionals bringing change to the non-profit sector and challenging conventions.
Vanessa founded The Storytelling Non-Profit in 2012 to help not-for-profit organizations articulate their impact to donors in a new way, using narrative techniques to generate greater personal interest and accountability, thereby improving their fundraising success. Today, The Storytelling Non-Profit provides consulting, training, and coaching to non-profits around the world.
Vanessa’s fundraising career started at The University of British Columbia, her alma mater. Other clients have included: Barnard College, Meals on Wheels Association of America, Girl Scouts of the USA, KLOVE/Air 1, Union Gospel Mission, British Columbia Children’s Hospital, Senior Medicare Patrol, Cancer Care Connection, Hope For The Nations, Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine, A Rocha Canada, and The Wellmen Project.To date, she has helped these organizations raise over $10 million.
As a recognized expert in communications and storytelling, Vanessa has been invited to speak at a number of events and associations including: AFP; UBC Impact Labs; CASE; ADRP; Mid-Valley Development Professionals, The Nonprofit Storytelling Conference; BBcon; and Barnard College.
Currently, Vanessa is President of The Storytelling Non-Profit, Co-Founder of Stewardship School, and Board Chair of Women Against Violence Against Women. Although she stays busy with work, she enjoys cooking with her husband, reading, crafting, and corresponding with friends by snail mail.
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