YOU Fill My Bucket. Thank you!

Today, also known as Valentine’s Day, is the day we tell others how much we love and appreciate them. I have the honor and pleasure of meeting you, talking to you, and seeing your hard work throughout the year. The interactions I have with you fill my bucket!

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How to Use Inspiring & Inviting Language in Your Nonprofit Communication

Time and time again I’ve watched organizations struggle with engaging their supporters. The trouble often stems from using boring, ineffective communication. Word choice matters!

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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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Are You Making it Possible for Supporters to Live Their Destiny?

You may have heard or read the famous Gandhi quote:
Beliefs Become Thoughts“Your beliefs become your thoughts,
Your thoughts become your words,
Your words become your actions,
Your actions become your habits,
Your habits become your values,
Your values become your destiny.”

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Top Three Things Every Nonprofit Communication Must Have

Successful nonprofit organizations keep things simple when it comes to what and how they communicate. To be most effective the top three things every nonprofit communication must have are simple.

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Why Donors Stop Giving

The truth to why your donors stop giving is that they lose interest. They don’t feel their gift matters enough to keep giving it.

I recently talked with the team at a large nonprofit and discovered that other than the thank you letter or email after a contribution, there is no other communication with donors until it’s time to ask for another gift. Yikes!

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Overcoming the Fear of Fundraising

Once upon a time there was a passionate CEO of a nonprofit organization. We’ll call her Susan. She wanted to make a bigger impact in the world by helping more men, women, and children. Susan’s gift was her ability to envision and design amazing programming that built confidence and helped even the most awkward, shy […]

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What Do Your Donors Say About YOU?

If you want to raise more money.

Listen.

My recommendation to anyone in the Executive or Development Director positions is to make time every day to call 3-5 long-time or first-time supporters and listen. Yes, it’s a lot of calls a week.

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Is Anyone Paying Attention to Your Messages?

Your nonprofit has a Facebook page, an Instagram account and maybe someone on your staff regularly writes blog posts with mission moment impact stories. You’re doing all the work to get noticed, right?

But are your messages breaking through the noise?

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