Your supporter community wants to feel they are helping your organization do something you could not do without them. But the key here is: They have to KNOW what it is you want them to do, and for you to tell them that, you really need to KNOW who you’re talking to.
Fire Starters Blog
Boldness, clarity and wisdom for fundraising professionals
If you plan to use stories in your fundraising, board engagement, or brand awareness, it’s important to understand: What is your story’s job?
What’s the biggest contributor to the decline in donor trust? In a word: Expectations.
It’s disarming, causes deeper listening and builds trust.
The simple question I ask most often when I’ve been brought in to help an organization raise more money is: How will you reframe your comment or question to come from possibility rather than scarcity?
Crafting your fall appeal so it inspires will make a major difference in the success of your fall fundraising campaign.
Do you worry about the answer to “How much to ask for?” If the answer to this question keeps you from asking for more contributions consider this:
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.
First impressions take just seconds. Research tells us it’s somewhere between 7 and 30 seconds.