After telling and coaching literally thousands of stories, I can confidently say nonprofit storytelling is more successful when it focuses on just one person.
Fire Starters Blog
Boldness, clarity and wisdom for fundraising professionals
You have chosen a great path– a hard one no doubt, but a great one. Asking for donations and support is one of the hardest things to do as it can feel uncomfortable and awkward.
It’s no secret I have a passion for using storytelling to raise awareness and fundraising dollars for nonprofit organizations.
When my Twitter colleague @DennisFishman asked me: How would you adapt Pam Neely’s storytelling advice for nonprofit use? I jumped at the chance to take her post [5 Simple Ways to Use Storytelling in your Marketing] and provide a nonprofit lens.
How often do you say to yourself, “I wish I had more time?”
Or maybe your plate is so full you aren’t even sure where to spend your time?
That’s why, once a year, I deliver a full-day live fundraising workshop to FEED you.
It might sound too simplistic, but it’s true. When asking for a major gift for your nonprofit: Only ask the people you know want to say yes.
By making this your practice you’ll naturally spend your time focused on getting to know who IS ready to say yes.
While it’s ideal to have your prospect ask YOU, “How can I help?” or “What else do you need?” they can only do that when you spend time with them.
Taking time to review your donor data can feel like a luxury, especially if you are a small fundraising team. Donor data review should not be a luxury.