My mission is to help you raise more money from individual donors. My vision is that you do that with genuine ease & joy!

Lori L. Jacobwith

Chief Fundraising Culture Changer & Master Storyteller

Meet Lori

The first thing people notice when they meet Lori is her passion for the positive. She helps find a positive angle to most any fundraising challenge. Lori’s gift is to help nonprofit organizations communicate powerfully so they raise exponentially more money.

Named one of America’s Top 25 Fundraising Experts, Lori L. Jacobwith is a nationally-recognized master storyteller and fundraising culture change expert. Lori has more than 30 years’ experience helping nonprofit organizations raise nearly $300 million dollars from individual donors. And counting.

Not your average speaker or trainer, Lori’s enthusiasm electrifies a room.  Her sessions inspire people to connect with each other while learning tools to increase individual fundraising dollars.

Lori shares easy-to-implement strategies and tools that will inspire even the most weary or overworked nonprofit staff or board. When she’s not speaking at conferences around the world, Lori delivers virtual communications training through her Ignite Your Fundraising Results program.  In eight weeks of live coaching Lori will work with your team to create a communication culture that ensure you exceed your fundraising goal.

In addition to Fire Starters her must-read weekly blog, Lori is also author of Nine Steps to a Successful Fundraising Campaign and co-author of The Essential Fundraising Handbook for Small Nonprofits. She also created the  Complete Storytelling System to help catapult nonprofits to unbelievable levels of fundraising effectiveness.

A longtime member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Lori holds a BA from the University of Minnesota and additional training from Indiana University’s Fund Raising School. In addition to her passion for fundraising, Lori has attended her native Minnesota State Fair—a favorite summer activity—for more than 50 consecutive years.

Short Bio:

Lori L. Jacobwith is a nationally-recognized master storyteller and fundraising culture change expert who was named one of America’s Top 25 Fundraising Experts. She has delivered coaching and training sessions that have helped nonprofit organizations raise $300 million dollars from individual donors. Her proven strategies & tools teach staff and board members to share their stories powerfully and effectively to cause donors to give more. Lori holds a BA in Political Science and Speech Communications from the University of Minnesota, has additional training from Indiana University’s Fund Raising School and is a longtime member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

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