Imagine What’s Possible Fundraising Workshop

Is your organization seeing an increase in dollars contributed from individuals this year? Is your board fully engaged in helping raise funds from individuals? If you answered NO, Lori’s signature workshop is for you! This fast-paced session is jam-packed with tools designed to catapult your individual donor fundraising to a whole new level of success. With common sense reminders and effective strategies that are easy to implement even the most overwhelmed team member will leave energized. Learn how to increase fundraising dollars by identifying opportunities to increase or clarify your donor communication, build board engagement, and stay powerfully connected to your supporters.

StorytellingWorkshopsTHE most powerful tool to cause your work to stand out and get your supporters to take action is a well-crafted, memorable story. When you share the WHY and put a face on your work people are inspired to take action. These workshops are designed to help you learn how to find, craft, and tell stories that create engaging emotional connections so people give you more of their time and money.
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What is Our Money Story? And How Do We Tell It?

Keynote, Breakout Session, Webinar Do you, your staff and board members feel uncomfortable talking about money? It's much easier to talk about your amazing work. But that is only one component of successful fundraising communication. Letting your supporters know the costs of keeping water clean, mentoring children, changing laws, or helping veterans is equally important. Sharing costs alone can be dry and uninspiring but when your money story is combined with a story about one person - people listen. And often, they give more and stay giving longer. Lori will share how to reduce "talking about money" discomfort and show you how to powerfully include your money story in your fundraising communication. You'll Learn:
  • Why we shy away from talking about money and what to do about it
  • What is a money story
  • How to calculate your money story
  • How to articulate your money story
  • How to powerfully combine your money story with a mission moment
Join master storyteller & fundraising culture change expert Lori L. Jacobwith, founder of Ignited Fundraising™ to learn how to share YOUR money story.

Harnessing Passion to Cause Action or All I Wanna Do is Raise Some Funds

½ day Workshop, Keynote, Breakout Session, Webinar What if there were simple tasks you could do every day to inspire your community to give more? AND you don’t have to beg for money. This session is not about spreadsheets, moves management, or a new-fangled technique to get people to give. This fast-paced session is about the power of authentic, clear, word choices and how it MAY forever change the way you communicate the needs of your organization. Taking an insider's look at examples from three nonprofit organizations you’ll see how using clear, bold, communication increased community involvement while raising more money. Takeaways for this session include:
  1. Worksheet and checklist to craft powerful new messages
  2. Coaching and feedback as you practice the power of word choices
  3. Time to discuss how you’ll share your impact to inspire action like never before
You’ll leave ready to do exactly what you want to do harness passion from your community to cause them to take more action.

How to Creatively Share Stories at Nonprofit Events

Breakout Session, Webinar  Do all of your fundraising events reach their goal? Do people feel inspired and take action at your annual meeting, open house, or tour of your programs? If you feel like you may be leaving money on the table at your events you aren’t alone. Join Master Storyteller and Fundraising Culture Changer, Lori L. Jacobwith, as she takes you through unique and effective ways to infuse your mission into any gathering. If you are ready to add more sizzle to your gala, golf event, wine tasting, walk-a-thon, annual meeting, open house or any other events, this session is for you. Plan to Learn:
  • The science of why stories make a difference in fundraising.
  • A simple outline for sharing stories at your nonprofit fundraising events.
  • More than 20 ways to have fun and effectively share stories of your impact before, during and after your nonprofit events.

Storytelling to the Rescue! Crafting Your Organizational Story: Step-by-Step

Have you felt overwhelmed because you have too many stories to choose from? OR your organization doesn’t provide direct service so you feel you have no stories to share? Finding and telling an engaging organizational story is KEY to creating a culture of philanthropy, engaging your community, and raising more money. AND it takes practice. Lori L. Jacobwith, master storyteller and fundraising culture change expert, has coached thousands of staff and board members to share their organizational story. Through careful listening and empowering coaching, Lori guides you through the overwhelm of too many or not enough stories You’ll dive into Lori’s storytelling tool chest to learn her best practices get a copy of her storytelling template. The best part: You’ll have time to break down the steps and craft your own inspiring written and spoken organizational story. You’ll Learn:
  • What your organizational story really is
  • The difference between telling a story and writing a story to be read
  • The six steps to craft a powerful, memorable, organizational story

Advanced Storytelling

Workshop, Keynote, Breakout Session, Webinar We know money talks. The important question is: HOW does YOUR organization talk about the money you need to do your work? A magic “fix” for all your fundraising challenges appears to be to share more stories. You’ve got a picture, a few facts about the person in the picture, and you’ve got your story. Unfortunately, that's not enough to get people to take action. While sharing a story about your impact IS important, often what is called a story is actually a report. This session will dive into the topic of sharing “mission moment” stories AND talking about money as fundraising strategies. To move from sharing reports to engaging, action-causing stories you’ll learn how to use the secret weapon that makes this an Advanced Storytelling session. You’ll learn why talking about money is one of the best ways to raise even more.

Storytelling: Sharing Your Mission Powerfully to Cause ACTION or Powerfully Sharing Our Mission in 10 Seconds

Workshop, Keynote, Breakout Session, Webinar You only make a first impression only once. In our fast-paced world, we have less than ten seconds to make a lasting first impression. The way you introduce your organization to others is critical to raising awareness and creating long-term supporters. The word choices you make are THE most critical communication tools to master for success. When you share a powerful, well-crafted story you can capture the hearts, minds and financial support of your listeners and readers. In this high-energy session you will learn three fun, powerful, effective, communication tools. These tools will allow you to distill your work down to its most emotionally engaging essence. Plan to:
  • Learn the importance of clear, bold, communication
  • Learn the true definition of a mission moment and identify at least one from your organization
  • Receive a template used by thousands to craft a powerful two-minute story
FUndraisingWorkSHOPAsking for money is something most people simply don’t want to do. These high-energy workshops will ignite & inspire your board and staff about fundraising and the role it plays in your organization. It is possible to fundraise with ease & joy, and these workshops will show you how!
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What is Our Money Story? And How Do We Tell It?

Keynote, Breakout Session, Webinar Do you, your staff and board members feel uncomfortable talking about money? It's much easier to talk about your amazing work. But that is only one component of successful fundraising communication. Letting your supporters know the costs of keeping water clean, mentoring children, changing laws, or helping veterans is equally important. Sharing costs alone can be dry and uninspiring but when your money story is combined with a story about one person - people listen. And often, they give more and stay giving longer. Lori will share how to reduce "talking about money" discomfort and show you how to powerfully include your money story in your fundraising communication. You'll Learn:
  • Why we shy away from talking about money and what to do about it
  • What is a money story
  • How to calculate your money story
  • How to articulate your money story
  • How to powerfully combine your money story with a mission moment
Join master storyteller & fundraising culture change expert Lori L. Jacobwith, founder of Ignited Fundraising™ to learn how to share YOUR money story.

Harnessing Passion to Cause Action or All I Wanna Do is Raise Some Funds

½ day Workshop, Keynote, Breakout Session, Webinar What if there were simple tasks you could do every day to inspire your community to give more? AND you don’t have to beg for money. This session is not about spreadsheets, moves management, or a new-fangled technique to get people to give. This fast-paced session is about the power of authentic, clear, word choices and how it MAY forever change the way you communicate the needs of your organization. Taking an insider's look at examples from three nonprofit organizations you’ll see how using clear, bold, communication increased community involvement while raising more money. Takeaways for this session include:
  1. Worksheet and checklist to craft powerful new messages
  2. Coaching and feedback as you practice the power of word choices
  3. Time to discuss how you’ll share your impact to inspire action like never before
You’ll leave ready to do exactly what you want to do harness passion from your community to cause them to take more action.

Art or Science? Making an Effective Ask Using Mission Moment Stories

Asking for gifts can be the one task we simply don’t do often enough. For many of us asking for gifts can case sweaty palms and anxiety. What does it truly take to make an effective ask using storytelling? Years of practice? Artful phrases that inspire and dazzle? Or is there a formula for knowing what story to share and when to use it during your ask? What if you could shift your fear into action? What if you could ENJOY every ask? This session will dive into your asking fears while providing a practical formula to follow so you know how to best use your most powerful too: stories of your impact. Lori L. Jacobwith, master storyteller and fundraising culture change expert, has helped people tell stories that have raised more than $300 million from individual donors. She’ll take you on an exciting adventure in this fast-paced session. After learning her asking prep formula, you’ll receive a checklist to guide you AND time to put what you learned into action.

Fundraising. Not my Job!

½ day Workshop, Keynote, Breakout Session, Webinar Asking for money is something most people simply don’t want to do. So, between board & staff whose job is it to do the tasks that lead to getting more gifts from individuals? This session is designed to dispel some myths about the differences between fundraising and development. This is a high-energy, interactive session that will help you and your team identify ways to provide your board members, donors & staff with clear direction and guidance, even training, about how to participate in helping raise awareness & dollars. The goal is to create a culture of philanthropy that feels rewarding and an integral part day to day operations. You’ll leave this session with concrete tools and techniques that will result in raising more money from individual donors.

Action Planning Session

Customized to each organization, Fundraising Action Planning Sessions are designed to engage your board, staff, and community volunteers in increasing your fundraising dollars. These sessions are a combination of lecture, interactive exercises and planning time to set some strategic fundraising goals for the next few months that are agreed on by your entire team. Some of the key topics covered are: How to talk about your funding gap to invite action, share “mission moment” stories about your work, identify ways to improve donor cultivation and communication, and more.
BoardMemberWorkshopsThe Board of your nonprofit organization can be one of your most powerful assets. However, engaging the board isn’t always the most intuitive thing for nonprofits. These workshops address this challenge. In these sessions that cover everything from engaging your board in fundraising to turning them into story-sharing ambassadors for your organization, you will learn concrete tools & techniques that will make the board relationship a rewarding experience for everyone!
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What is Our Money Story? And How Do We Tell It?

Keynote, Breakout Session, Webinar Do you, your staff and board members feel uncomfortable talking about money? It's much easier to talk about your amazing work. But that is only one component of successful fundraising communication. Letting your supporters know the costs of keeping water clean, mentoring children, changing laws, or helping veterans is equally important. Sharing costs alone can be dry and uninspiring but when your money story is combined with a story about one person - people listen. And often, they give more and stay giving longer. Lori will share how to reduce "talking about money" discomfort and show you how to powerfully include your money story in your fundraising communication. You'll Learn:
  • Why we shy away from talking about money and what to do about it
  • What is a money story
  • How to calculate your money story
  • How to articulate your money story
  • How to powerfully combine your money story with a mission moment
Join master storyteller & fundraising culture change expert Lori L. Jacobwith, founder of Ignited Fundraising™ to learn how to share YOUR money story.

How to Creatively Share Stories at Nonprofit Events

Breakout Session, Webinar  Do all of your fundraising events reach their goal? Do people feel inspired and take action at your annual meeting, open house, or tour of your programs? If you feel like you may be leaving money on the table at your events you aren’t alone. Join Master Storyteller and Fundraising Culture Changer, Lori L. Jacobwith, as she takes you through unique and effective ways to infuse your mission into any gathering. If you are ready to add more sizzle to your gala, golf event, wine tasting, walk-a-thon, annual meeting, open house or any other events, this session is for you. Plan to Learn:
  • The science of why stories make a difference in fundraising.
  • A simple outline for sharing stories at your nonprofit fundraising events.
  • More than 20 ways to have fun and effectively share stories of your impact before, during and after your nonprofit events.

Fundraising. Not my Job!

½ day Workshop, Keynote, Breakout Session, Webinar Asking for money is something most people simply don’t want to do. So, between board & staff whose job is it to do the tasks that lead to getting more gifts from individuals? This session is designed to dispel some myths about the differences between fundraising and development. This is a high-energy, interactive session that will help you and your team identify ways to provide your board members, donors & staff with clear direction and guidance, even training, about how to participate in helping raise awareness & dollars. The goal is to create a culture of philanthropy that feels rewarding and an integral part day to day operations. You’ll leave this session with concrete tools and techniques that will result in raising more money from individual donors.

Action Planning Session

Customized to each organization, Fundraising Action Planning Sessions are designed to engage your board, staff, and community volunteers in increasing your fundraising dollars. These sessions are a combination of lecture, interactive exercises and planning time to set some strategic fundraising goals for the next few months that are agreed on by your entire team. Some of the key topics covered are: How to talk about your funding gap to invite action, share “mission moment” stories about your work, identify ways to improve donor cultivation and communication, and more.

Storytelling to the Rescue! Crafting Your Organizational Story: Step-by-Step

Have you felt overwhelmed because you have too many stories to choose from? OR your organization doesn’t provide direct service so you feel you have no stories to share? Finding and telling an engaging organizational story is KEY to creating a culture of philanthropy, engaging your community, and raising more money. AND it takes practice. Lori L. Jacobwith, master storyteller and fundraising culture change expert, has coached thousands of staff and board members to share their organizational story. Through careful listening and empowering coaching, Lori guides you through the overwhelm of too many or not enough stories You’ll dive into Lori’s storytelling tool chest to learn her best practices get a copy of her storytelling template. The best part: You’ll have time to break down the steps and craft your own inspiring written and spoken organizational story. You’ll Learn:
  • What your organizational story really is
  • The difference between telling a story and writing a story to be read
  • The six steps to craft a powerful, memorable, organizational story

How to be an Awesome Nonprofit Board Member

½ day Workshop, Keynote, Breakout Session, Webinar Most board members show up wanting to make a difference, but sometimes that changes. Why? It may be lack of knowledge, a boring or uninformative orientation, or a board culture that doesn’t invite new ideas and questions. Board meetings and what they focus on play an important role in being an awesome board member. Your board meeting is a partnership between what staff’s role and what the board believes is their “job.” Plan to answer some provocative questions and receive templates and tools. This session was created to allow you to support your newest or most savvy board members to have them feel better equipped to serve on your board.

Storytelling: Sharing Your Mission Powerfully to Cause ACTION or Powerfully Sharing Our Mission in 10 Seconds

Workshop, Keynote, Breakout Session, Webinar You only make a first impression only once. In our fast-paced world, we have less than ten seconds to make a lasting first impression. The way you introduce your organization to others is critical to raising awareness and creating long-term supporters. The word choices you make are THE most critical communication tools to master for success. When you share a powerful, well-crafted story you can capture the hearts, minds and financial support of your listeners and readers. In this high-energy session you will learn three fun, powerful, effective, communication tools. These tools will allow you to distill your work down to its most emotionally engaging essence. Plan to:
  • Learn the importance of clear, bold, communication
  • Learn the true definition of a mission moment and identify at least one from your organization
  • Receive a template used by thousands to craft a powerful two-minute story

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