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Storytelling Tools for Your Board

What if I told you there is a magic tool to use to unleash new energy & commitment from your board members? There is. Insert storytelling activities for board members into your meeting agendas and retreats.

April 10, 2019
Storytelling and Racism

Just typing the title of this post: storytelling and racism has me nervous. I don’t want to say something wrong. But this topic is coming up again and again in my work. I believe it needs conversation and notice.

March 20, 2019
Stories Are Your Friend – Seven Rules of Storytelling

Stories are your friend. A great story versus a so-so or ho hum story can make the difference between keeping your donors and volunteers connected and losing them to the next good cause.

Here’s a quick reminder about using storytelling in your fundraising & communication.

October 31, 2018
Nonprofit Storytelling Conference 2018 Downloads October 11, 2018
Sharing Your Mission Powerfully to Raise More Money and Advanced Storytelling July 16, 2018
5 Storytelling Tips For Raising More Money

In my storytelling secrets web class I shared a simple story framework, discussed sympathy vs empathy, talked about the difference between stories and reports, and surprise, surprise shared: 5 Essential Storytelling Secrets

May 30, 2018
5 Essential Storytelling Download Page December 11, 2017
Storytelling Webinar Replay November 16, 2017
Storytelling is NOT for Sissies
Storytelling is Not for Sissies

Storytelling is NOT for sissies. Some of the world’s most successful businesses and nonprofit organizations use storytelling to engage, sell, and grow.

November 8, 2017
More Storytelling Questions Answered

I get asked A LOT of questions. Most are about sharing powerful stories, some more general. This week I’ve collected a few more questions from web classes I’ve delivered in the past two weeks.

August 23, 2017
Your Nonprofit Storytelling Questions Answered

Recently I was honored to be invited to deliver a web class for Firespring the superstar website folks. We talked about Powerfully Sharing Stories to Attract and Retain Your Donors.

Since there were a few questions asked during the session that relate to many of you I thought I’d share my answers here.

August 16, 2017
5 Essential Storytelling Secrets to Raise Money April 19, 2017
How to Effectively Use Storytelling in Nonprofit Fundraising

A few weeks ago I wrote the nonprofit version of a blog post about using storytelling in nonprofit marketing.
After that post published, I realized, I had more to say.
The truth is I often find myself cringing when
– I read most so-called stories
– I hear Executive Directors or Development Directors tell a client story out loud

April 5, 2017
Checklists For Successful Storytelling April 4, 2017
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.

March 22, 2017
CHECKLISTS FOR SUCCESSFUL STORYTELLING February 2, 2017
MRAC Storytelling Workshop Dec 2016 December 13, 2016
Non Profit Storytelling Conference 2016 – Advanced Storytelling November 7, 2016
Complete Nonprofit Storytelling System February 1, 2016
12 Words or Prases to Avoid When Storytelling October 12, 2015
Knock-Their-Socks-Off Storytelling

The truth is sharing your stories doesn’t have to be hard or take a long time. BUT you DO have to keep in mind what makes stories truly connect with people. The most important thing stories can do is to create a feeling of EMPATHY. Unfortunately, most often I watch people write or tell stories […]

September 16, 2015
Storytelling and Fundraising Events

Storytelling and fundraising events go together like peanut butter & jelly. When I saw this fun infographic from Maximillion about choosing the right fundraising event for your nonprofit organization, I knew I had to share it with you. Deciding which event comes first, of course. No matter what kind of event you have, don’t forget, you […]

September 2, 2015
This Digital Storytelling Site Made Me Weep With Joy

Anything with the word storytelling in the title catches my eye. I’m a passionate teller of stories and a passionate teacher of how to share powerful stories. So, when I read through the blog post “Isn’t it time for a new story? Innovative approaches to nonprofit storytelling.” I was awestruck when I found a totally […]

August 12, 2015
6 Excellent Storytelling Resources and Good News

Let’s start with the good news: Philanthropic giving is UP! From the 2015 Giving USA report released June 16: “Americans Donated an Estimated $358.38 Billion to Charity in 2014; Highest Total in Report’s 60-year History.” Click here to download your free Giving USA 2015 Highlights or purchase the full report. Click here to read a […]

June 17, 2015
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