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Spring 2014 Master Classes

Spring 2014 Master Classes

The Spring 2014 Master Class Series

Past Classes

Creativity in the Digital Age

Copyright, Fair Dealing & Social Media

with Martha Rans

April 5th

The Internet has made presenting and accessing creative works – writing, art, music, photography – easier than ever. This has major implications on how we choose to showcase our work. Copyright lawyer Martha Rans gives you the ins and outs of this thorny subject in this Tyee Master Class.

Crowdsourcing for Public Engagement

Proven Techniques to Mobilize Your Base

with Steve Anderson & Reilly Yeo

May 3rd

If you want to succeed at inspiring participation in your organization, both internally with your staff and externally with your supporters, you need to understand crowdsourcing.

Photography in Challenging Environments

Nailing Your Shot in Literal & Metaphorical Dark Places

with Chris Grabowski

May 10th

From war-torn Afghanistan to the public squares of protest and demonstration in Eastern Europe to our own Downtown Eastside, this workshop teaches you how to take pictures in strange places, under difficult circumstances, and often in insufficient light.

Build Your Winning Publishing Plan

Develop Your Concept & Hone Your Pitch

with Jesse Finkelstein & Trena White

May 24th

Whether you’re sitting on a series of articles or blog posts, have a hot line on an investigative story, or possess the expertise to help others, your book idea needs direction. In this day-long workshop, you’ll learn how to develop your concept, hone your pitch, and determine your next steps.

Two-Day Data Bootcamp

Storytelling with Maps & Visualization

with Hugh Stimson & Phillip Smith

June 7th & 8th

in partnership with Langara College

More than ever, data is what makes up the world. From research and polling and web analytics to our own obsession with tracking personal information like location or fitness levels, we’re bombarded by data and endless ways of capturing it. Used effectively, data mapping and visualization can be an extremely powerful tool in your storytelling arsenal.

Crowdfunding for Non-Profits

Alternative Fundraising for Those Who Need It Most

with Ian MacKenzie

June 14th

Crowdfunding has exploded onto the scene, helping individuals raise millions of dollars toward their important passion projects. Learn how to effectively tap into this alternative fundraising model with a seasoned crowdfunder with multiple successful campaigns under his belt.

Vision Reboot

Improve Your Impact with a Winning Organizational Story

with Amanda Gibbs

June 21st

Using best practices from public engagement, organizational development and brand strategy, find out how to craft a winning vision that will help galvanize your team and create the strongest hub for outreach.