Six Tips to Powerfully Share Your Money Story

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.

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Mission Moment Monday: Sharing Your Money Story

Over the course of the year I’ll highlight different types of nonprofit missions on Mission Moment Monday. Today you’ll hear a story from Pamela B. Rhoads, development director at Cleve J. Fredricksen Library. The library is located in the small borough of Camp Hill, PA – population around 7,900.

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Share a Story. Save a Life.

We know how important it is to bring to life the faces of our clients, patients, students. . . those whose lives are different because of our mission.

People stories are the most common way to engage, inspire, and even brag about your organization. But, there is another story topic that gets less air time. Your money story.

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Tell Your Money Story with Images

The California Symphony fundraising infographic was highlighted in a recent article in the Chronicle of Philanthropy. They share a terrific example of how to show the impact of annual gifts to busy supporters and tell your money story with images.

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Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday – This Fits ALL Categories!

I’ve been on the road for most of October and November meeting thousands, literally, thousands of dedicated fundraisers like you. While I was traveling I realized I wanted to thank everyone I met and talked with. All of you who shared your stories, received some coaching and also those who asked questions about storytelling. You […]

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I Don’t Want to Ask People For Money

No matter if it’s someone from an all-volunteer run organization or a nonprofit with fundraising staff, I inevitably hear this comment from someone: “I don’t want to ask people for money. It makes me uncomfortable.”

My answer is: Then don’t.

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