Will you be joining me at the Nonprofit Storytelling Conference in October? Conference founder, Chris Davenport, and I, recently spent time creating a video to explain the importance of sharing your money story. Why share it? Because you WILL increase giving by telling your money story.
Fire Starters Blog
Boldness, clarity and wisdom for fundraising professionals
Yes, it’s the first week of June, and we’re talking about your year-end fundraising appeals. It’s never to early to start planning.
It’s perplexing to me.
In a sector providing so much care and support there is still such stigma around talking about mental illness.
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.
Teaching nonprofit staff how to communicate to cause donors to be inspired to give again is my work and passion. So, please remember, inspiring donors starts with the quality of donor thanking.
It’s true, when we’re nervous we tend to talk too much, to ramble.
Asking for a contribution makes most people nervous which causes rambling. Put these together, and we have the perfect storm to make the most common fundraising mistake: talking too much.
After reading this excellent post about How to Keep Your Monthly Donors by colleague Erica Waasdorp I was reminded of my frustrations with monthly giving donor stewardship. So, before I share 5 tips to stop ignoring your monthly donors, let’s take a look at the numbers.
Choosing clear, bold, and emotionally-connecting words will help your organization stand apart and cause people to take action.
I didn’t realize how important the search capability of my website was to readers, until it broke. While I use it dozens of times a day to share posts with clients, to research presentations, and to supplement webinars, I quickly learned I wasn’t the only one!
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.