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The Power of 3 – a NEW Storytelling Series

As you know, teaching people to use storytelling to raise the money they need to do their important work with ease and joy is my passion. This is why I’m so excited to offer The Power of 3 – Storytelling series of online workshops with Grant Station.

July 17, 2019
In Storytelling: Less is More

First impressions take just seconds. Research tells us it’s somewhere between 7 and 30 seconds.

July 10, 2019
How Storytelling in Summer Will Move Your Fall Fundraising Needle June 26, 2019
Nonprofit Storytelling Event Downloads 2019
Even 3 Year Olds Understand the Power of Storytelling

After spending precious time with grandchildren lately, I was reminded that even three year olds understand the power of storytelling.

Use Storytelling to Remove Mental Illness Stigma

It’s perplexing to me.

In a sector providing so much care and support there is still such stigma around talking about mental illness.

May 29, 2019
What Does it Mean to Use Storytelling in Your Fundraising?

Using storytelling in your fundraising means putting a face on your donors’ impact and sharing it everywhere. When you use stories to cause empathy & engagement you’ll raise more money.

May 22, 2019
Storytelling At Events Webinar Downloads May 21, 2019
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
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