3 Tips for Telling Your Nonprofit’s Financial Story

3 Tips for Telling Your Nonprofit’s Financial Story

Many fundraisers focus on telling client stories, impact stories, stories about how our programs are changing the world for the better. These stories tug at the heart strings. We are comfortable communicating this sort of information.

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What to Do When Your Board Asks For an Elevator Pitch

What to Do When Your Board Asks For an Elevator Pitch

“I’d like to help with fundraising, but it’s not possible without an elevator pitch.” Sound familiar? How about this: “If we had an elevator pitch about our organization, I’d be able to connect with people about what we do. Without one, I don’t know what to say.”

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Want an Awesome Fundraising Tip? That’s Another Story...

Want an Awesome Fundraising Tip? That’s Another Story...

You’ve probably heard it before: Storytelling will help you raise more money! Why? Because storytelling is one of the ways human beings connect to each other. Stories help donors feel a stronger connection to you and your organization. That sense of connection leads to greater empathy, which incites the desire to give. [...]

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Tell Your Tale: 3 (Scientific) Reasons Why Stories Trump Data

Tell Your Tale: 3 (Scientific) Reasons Why Stories Trump Data

You’re sitting at your desk planning your next donor visit. You wonder what information about your nonprofit is best to share. Your folder filled with client stories sits atop your folder packed with data and statistics about your organization’s impact. Stories or statistics? Which are best to share? [...]

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Nonprofit Storytelling: 5 Tips for Collecting Compelling Stories

Nonprofit Storytelling: 5 Tips for Collecting Compelling Stories

If you want to raise money, tell stories. Stories work better than statistics. Period. This post from the Stanford Social Innovation Review outlines why storytelling inspires giving.

Typically, your best stories will come from one of four sources: [...]

 

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5 Must-Haves of a Successful Nonprofit Story

5 Must-Haves of a Successful Nonprofit Story

Last month I had the pleasure of attending a storytelling workshop led by Andy Goodman of The Goodman Center. Andy is a national expert on storytelling and his session was engaging, insightful and packed with tips on how to create a compelling story for nonprofits. Here are Andy’s “must-haves” for a successful story: [...]

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4 Ways to Get Started in Storytelling

4 Ways to Get Started in Storytelling

Stories can be powerfully persuasive in communicating with donors. More so than other mediums, stories inspire feelings of connection and the drive to take action. Are you a storytelling fundraiser? If not, read on for four simple ways to get started. [...]

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