Make 2014 Your Best Fundraising Year Ever!

Now that you’re all geared up for a strong finish to 2013, it’s time to let 2014 know you’re coming after it. Nothing will energize you and your work like kicking the year off right with new stories, tools, and plans for all your fundraising efforts.

This is why I have two great opportunities that don’t come around very often, to give you the chance to get 2014 started right!

First, I’m holding my final workshops of the year on Tuesday, December 3 in St. Paul, MN. There will be two workshops:
9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Fundraising. Not my Job!
This high-energy session is designed to dispel myths about whose job it is to DO the fundraising at your organization. In this interactive session, I will share with you and your team tips, strategies and best practices so your team really DOES help you raise awareness & dollars. The key is to make the work inspiring and rewarding. And I will show you how.
This session is applicable for up to 3.0 continuing education points in Category 1.B – Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification.

1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Storytelling mini-workshop & coaching session
Join me for 2 ½ hours of hands-on feedback and coaching. You’ll identify the stories that already exist within your organization and learn to tell them in ways that speak to people’s hearts. I will provide one-on-one coaching for as many stories as possible during this session. Best of all, when you’re finished you’ll walk away with a number of tools & worksheets to transform the way you talk about your nonprofit’s work and create a team of storytellers to help raise more money.

Register for these Workshops here!

The second opportunity comes in the form of my Imagine What’s Possible Fundraising Boot Camp class that starts January 15, 2014. Before I tell you about the application process, listen to what Angie Miller, Executive Director of Community Action Duluth and “graduate” of the May 2013 Boot Camp class had to say about her experience.

Is your team ready to find an additional $10k to $50k or more for the coming year? Then the Boot Camp class is for you!

You’ll learn all the details by downloading the Boot Camp brochure. If you’re really raring to go, you can start the application process now by filling out your information to request the Pre-Boot Camp survey. This survey will help me know if your team is ready to jump into a rigorous 10-week coaching experience and let me know that you are really ready and committed to taking your fundraising to the next level.

Space is limited in both in-person workshops and the webinar Boot Camp class so you’ll want to get started right away!

I can’t wait to help you make your 2014 fundraising year the best ever!

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Interview with Kivi Leroux Miller, author of Content Marketing for Nonprofits

I have something extra special for you this week. I’m honored and pleased to share with you a conversation I had recently with Kivi Leroux Miller, who will be the guest speaker at the November Ignited Online Fundraising Community webinar.

Kivi is not only a colleague and friend, she’s a hero of mine. She’s a communication and social profit guru; a coach, trainer, and author. Kivi has a brand new book: Content Marketing for Nonprofits. And if I do say so myself, the book is amazing.

I had the honor to contribute a review of the book and here’s what I had to say about it:


“This book is what you’ve been waiting for! It is filled with “ah ha” moments and is a smart, fun roadmap to transform your nonprofit communications.”

Be sure to listen to my short, five-minute conversation with Kivi where she shares some insights about why she wrote the book, who it’s for and why it’s so important for those in the nonprofit world

Run, don’t walk to visit the book’s website: Content Marketing for Nonprofits! 

You can download the first chapter and bonus worksheets for no fee. The free downloads and book are terrific resources you will want to add to your tool chest. Thank you to Kivi for sharing her marketing wisdom in such a use-able, helpful format!

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