Messaging is a key ingredient in successful fundraising. No matter if you’re asking for money or building a donor relationship, what you say and how you say it will either grab the donor’s attention or push them away. Your words are a turn on or a turn off. It’s kind of30
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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.
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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.
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Wouldn’t fundraising be easier if people actually opened and read the emails you send? You already know most of your list isn’t engaging with you through email. And it’s frustrating. According to Mail Chimp, the average open rate for emails sent from nonprofits is about 26%. That means ¾ of your30
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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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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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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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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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The words we choose make a difference. We know this. Why, then, in our fundraising, do we use some of the same, tired phrases and words over and over and over again?
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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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