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How to Effectively Use Storytelling in Nonprofit Marketing

How to Effectively Use Storytelling in Nonprofit Marketing

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.

7 Key Questions to Answer Before You Ask for A Major Gift

7 Key Questions to Answer Before You Ask for A Major Gift

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.