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How to Effectively Use Storytelling in Nonprofit Marketing

How to Effectively Use Storytelling in Nonprofit Marketing

It’s no secret I have a passion for using storytelling to raise awareness and fundraising dollars for nonprofit organizations.
When my Twitter colleague @DennisFishman asked me: How would you adapt Pam Neely’s storytelling advice for nonprofit use? I jumped at the chance to take her post [5 Simple Ways to Use Storytelling in your Marketing] and provide a nonprofit lens.

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Put A Face on Your Impact: Share a Mission Moment Story

Put A Face on Your Impact: Share a Mission Moment Story

THE most powerful way to connect people to your mission…share a story, a mission moment, that causes your listener or reader to feel something about the work of your organization.
It’s simple and powerful to share a short example of how your work affects one man, woman, or child.

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True Story: I Took Out A City With My Words One Day

True Story: I Took Out A City With My Words One Day

Do you ever worry about how to best say what you’re thinking? Especially to your donors?
A number of years ago, Sarah, my friend and coworker pulled me aside after a meeting to ask, “Did you mean to take out the entire city in that meeting?”
I gave her a blank look until she repeated back a few of my comments—what I meant to be honest and helpful sounded, well, pushy and like I was criticizing.
In raising money, engaging board members, building relationships, and frankly in just about any area of your life, communication is the key to success.

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