Make your story about one person: Stories told in a way that connects listeners or readers to a single person is what allows others to see themselves in your story AND your mission.
Fire Starters Blog
Boldness, clarity and wisdom for fundraising professionals
Mark, my spouse, has a third-degree black belt in karate. Recently he explained that when he prepares to test for the next belt it feels like you’re being asked you to do the impossible. But, by the time you get to test day you’re confident and ready. What you’ve practiced and learned makes the once impossible tasks easily achievable.
I believe one day can create unimaginable fundraising results. Hundreds have attended the Imagine What’s Possible full day workshop. Some have gone on to raise more than 75% MORE in their annual fundraising. ALL reported they learned more than they thought they would and left with a mini-plan that kept them on track to reach or exceed all their annual fundraising goals.
Engaging nonprofit stories must inspire, teach something new, and imply a next action. That’s what helps keep donors engaged.
Now that 2019 has come to an end, did you reach your fundraising goal? If not, here are my top five tips for increasing donor giving & retention in 2020.
Wishing you peace & joy in the new year!
Here are Lori’s words of Fundraising Wisdom & Inspiration from 2019 about everything from building a culture of philanthropy to six-word stories & much more
Building your storytelling muscle to craft donor engaging, money raising stories – takes repetition and support.
What IS the #1 thing we get wrong in fundraising? We forget the immense power of sharing a story. Of putting a face on the impact your donors are making with their contributions.
In my work I meet people from all walks of life and all life circumstances. Those with the most difficult struggles have taught me there’s always something to be grateful for.