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Fire Starters Blog
Boldness, clarity and wisdom for fundraising professionals
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Over the years I’ve worked at large nonprofits and small nonprofits. I’ve been an executive director and, sometimes, the entire staff. I know working for a smaller nonprofit comes with a unique set of challenges and rewards.
What’s your mindset today?
As I write this post, we don’t yet know the results of the mid-term elections. Nor do I know what our mindset will be today.
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.
I don’t really believe in donor fatigue. I believe donors stop giving because we’re not inspiring them. Since I want to inspire you as fall fundraising season ramps up, I recorded this short pep talk where I direct you to a few tools you can use to exceed every goal you dreamed of.
You hear it everywhere: Tell stories to raise more money, engage your board, recruit more volunteers, raise awareness. Does sharing a story really have that power?
Take a moment and remember it’s how we show up when things are new, overwhelming, or just plain difficult that is the true representation of who we really are.