Pandemic storytelling. Is it different? What stories are you sharing these days? How can you powerfully use storytelling now? Are the rules different?
Fire Starters Blog
Boldness, clarity and wisdom for fundraising professionals
I share these stories to help me and all of us listen, educate ourselves, and stand in solidarity with these and all Black women fundraisers.
Until the end of time we, in the nonprofit sector, live in the fundraisers paradox. That place of what we feel we need to tell our donors and what our donors want to hear from us.
With no children of my own, I often think about what my legacy will be when I die. I’ve realized, especially right now, that YOU are my legacy.
It is people like you who do the hard work and implement actions I recommend. You are carrying on the legacy of helping others do more, do better, and have all the money you need to do your important work.
I won’t lie. I’ve had to dig deep lately to find good news & to feel support while living alone. If you’re feeling the same, there IS good news out there. Consider me YOUR support person today. I’ve gathered some resources for making things work as you go through your day.
With so much uncertainty, it feels like time for a moment of hope & peace. These beautiful words of wisdom were shared by a friend recently. May they give you the same hopefulness they gave me.
It takes outside-box-thinking – a change agent – to pivot to a virtual nonprofit event. As a change agent you’re willing to take risks, implement new fundraising & new donor engagement strategies, AND use technology to challenge the status quo. No easy task.
This week’s Pivot Fundraising questions are focusing on planning for the unknown.
Here’s a peek into a one-on-one coaching session with Colleen Smith, Development Director at CASA NW Arkansas. Take a listen to recommended language and coaching for how to talk about your annual fundraising goal,
In week two of uncharted territory you have many questions about your new role in pivot fundraising. First and foremost, keep your communication lines open with your board, staff, volunteers, donors and those who benefit from your important work.