After the folks at My RollCall attended one of my sessions, they let me share my passion for storytelling with their readers, specifically how to share your money story with your supporters in a way that is comfortable and effective. Here’s some of what I shared with them.Continue reading
It’s time to get real. Do you feel like you know the exact next step to reach your fundraising goals?
You’re busy. I get it. You juggle more tasks than other departments or jobs at your organization. Much of what you do is invisible to others: update donor information, write grant proposals, do research on donors, schedule meetings, and, and, and. . .Continue reading
Today’s post has not one thing to do with fundraising. It’s about serving others. Each year as I’ve gotten older and Mother’s Day approaches I’ve noticed most people I come into contact with assume I have children.Continue reading
We’re back for another Mission Moment Monday! Today we’re taking a look at how research and science can sometimes be a challenge to humanize.
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In the winter (and this spring!) when it’s snowy and cold I walk at the mall near my home early in the morning. Yeah. I’ve become one of “those mall-walker” people.
I have plenty of time to think and since the stores are closed I notice things I don’t normally see.Continue reading
If you’ve ever planned a fundraising event, you understand the months of planning and coordination that go into it. From securing sponsors to mobilizing volunteers, the process of executing a successful event can be all-consuming. With all of that hard work, you want to make sure that you get the most out of your event. Follow these tips to host a successful fundraising event.Continue reading
At the 2018 AFP International Conference I have the honor of delivering a fun breakout session based on the business book Getting to “YES AND” The Art of Business Improv by Bob Kulhan.
My friend and colleague, Bill Dewan, Development Director at the Lancaster Lebanon Habitat for Humanity affiliate is the improv expert and my partner in crime for the session titled: YES. And…ASK. Using the Tools of Improv to Raise More Money.Continue reading
Mission Moment Monday’s are created for you. It’s your chance to hear and experience the coaching of mission moment stories from all corners of the social sector. Gwen McCausland, Director of the South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum, is today’s guest storyteller. We worked on a sweet story about that brings her agricultural heritage museum to life.
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If you work at a non-profit organization you’ve likely experienced pain, frustration, and overwhelm. Sometimes on a daily basis.
I want you to know that I’m sorry for your pain.
Rather than tell you to “get over it,” I’m here to say I understand that your pain is real.Continue reading