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First Ever HALO Award Alumni Convening

The Carl & Roberta Deutsch Foundation hosted the first cross cohort gathering of all HALO Award recipients at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles on April 19th. The HALO Award Alumni Convening brought National Volunteer Week to a close with a memorable day focused on building connections with past and current HALO Award recipients, celebrating the successes of HALO Awardees and their volunteer programs, and providing new opportunities for capacity building support.

Andy Goodman, Director of The Goodman Center, led participants through a half-day workshop on communication through storytelling. In his featured workshop, “Change the Story, Change the World,” Andy illustrated why storytelling remains the single most powerful communication tool and offered specific ways for organizations to use stories to advance their missions.

In addition to this workshop, participants were guided through networking and “share and learn” exercises to encourage the sharing of ideas, strategies, and best practices in volunteer management. It was a full and exciting day to exchange ideas, celebrate National Volunteer Week, and reconnect.

The HALO Award family is now made up of 44 organizations from 7 cohorts and the Foundation looks forward to welcoming Cohort 8 in the fall. The 2018 application cycle came to a close yesterday - thank you to all of the 2018 applicants!



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