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
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
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 your30Continue reading
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!Continue reading
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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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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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!Continue reading