Today’s topic is just too topical, and critical, to pass by or put in with other materials. Kivi Leroux Miller (whose work and whose guidance MKCREATIVE have often referred to) is hosting a four-week seminar on “Freelance Writing for Nonprofits,” which is limited to but ten quick registrants (actually, SEVEN as of last count!). If you are writing for nonprofits or want to do so, or if you want to sharpen your game for your nonprofit, get toquickly.
Because Ms. Miller began a phenomenally successful freelance writing business for greening groups called EcoScribe Communications, and it has been thriving for over a decade. She also writes an informative blog about the skills necessary for successful freelance writing. And her enthusiasm is contagious both in writing and in her on-line seminars, which means inspiration as well as information.
One piece of advice she offers on her homepage is pertinent to anyone looking to expand upon one’s portfolio in almost any career: tailor and specify what you can offer to potential clients:
The benefits of a good freelancer are newsletters that inspire supporters, annual reports that reassure donors, and Facebook pages that get people commenting and sharing about the cause.
When I first started out, I talked to potential clients about how I could provide freelance writing services. I got blank stares. When I started talking about how I could write their newsletters, special reports, and event speeches, I got paid.
She also offersof colleagues to those who wish to tap into it. Of course, she involves herself in the that is expected of a modern communications specialist, and you can join her forums and follow her work in the many ways the technology allows.
The seminar costs $399 for the four weeks – only $100 a week. The registrants will have access to the materials presented live and/or saved in an archive for later if the Monday timeslot does not work on any given week. You will have future free access to a seminar she will run at NonprofitMarketingGuide.com. And you will also meet fellow freelancers, of course. This is a great opportunity, so strike while the iron is hot and the spaces are open!