Thursday, May 5, 2022 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT


This is an online event. 



Mary E. Hodges 
Community Foundation Serving Western Virginia 


Storytelling Done Right 

Please join us for our NPO CONNECT May Meeting. In this workshop, Melissa Le Roy, will be sharing insight into how to make your storytelling a truly effective tool in raising awareness and gaining support for your organization's mission!

Facts and figures can be mind-numbing, but a story opens ears, eyes, minds and hearts.  Attend this session to learn the tools to build stories that will not only spearhead your fundraising and advocacy efforts, but also strengthen your organization's culture and reinforce its values.


Meet the Speaker: 

Melissa Metcalf Le Roy, a graduate in Entrepreneurship with a minor in Business Law of Western Carolina University and a graduate in Nonprofit Management of Duke University, teaches non-profit management classes throughout North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia for Duke University and Western Carolina University. She is a past board member of the North Carolina Center for Non-Profits. For four years, she contributed a regular “Non-Profit Leadership” column for the Tryon Daily Bulletin. She currently offers her services as a consultant through her firm, OnFire Nonprofit Consulting.  You can also view her TEDx talk “A Love Affair, the Art of Not Asking” on Nonprofit Fundraising. 

Melissa is a  Western North Carolina native. She lives in Forest City, North Carolina, with her husband Chris, Chief of Police with the Forest City Police Department, and their two dogs Chandra & Cali.