Part I: Overwhelm and Nonprofit Management

The story we told ourselves when we took a job in the social sector may have been, “I want to make a difference.”

Then reality sets in and day-to-day rushing to put out fires, meet with and report to the board, meeting payroll, and possibly even delivering some of your programming creates an exhausting hamster wheel of activity.

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Say The Right Thing To Raise Money

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. . .

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Mission Moment Monday: Inspirational Nonprofit Stories

Welcome to Mission Moment Monday!

Coaching and training others to be sharing inspirational nonprofit stories is my passion and, I feel, my calling. This year I’ll be regularly sharing videos that capture a “live” storytelling coaching experience. You’ll get to see the coaching I shared with staff and board members who use my Complete Storytelling System.

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Fundraising Best Practices Lori Taught Us

As young professionals in the fundraising field, we actively seek mentorship to grow as individuals and fundraisers, with Lori’s mentorship and guidance, we are delighted to share some of the best practices we’ve implemented into our daily work

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Engage Nonprofit Supporters With Communication that Hits the Mark

Fundraising success comes from effective communication. I’ve watched organization after another struggle with engaging their supporters because they are often using communication that misses the mark.

Last week I met with Ann, from a local mid-size organization serving youth. We talked about their nonprofit newsletter and whether or not it was effective.

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What You See is What You Get

If you begin your day with the statement “I’ve got way too much to do” and you state that over and over again is there any opportunity for your thoughts of overwhelm to dissipate?

If you start your day with the statement “We have the best donors, volunteers or staff,” it’s surprising what you notice all day long.

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Your Website is Like the Kitchen in Your House

In our houses people tend to congregate in the kitchen. It’s where we chat, learn new things, and build a sense of community. The same can be said about your nonprofit website.

Your website is where people spend the most time learning about your organization and what you do for your community.

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