Increase Giving by Telling Your Money Story

Will you be joining me at the Nonprofit Storytelling Conference in October? Conference founder, Chris Davenport, and I, recently spent time creating a video to explain the importance of sharing your money story. Why share it? Because you WILL increase giving by telling your money story.

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2 types of nonprofit stories – and the one that drives donations

I’ve just getting back from the Nonprofit Storytelling Conference so it’s likely no surprise stories are on my mind. At the conference this year, I noticed talk about 2 types of nonprofit stories. I heard talk about “institutional stories” and “donor stories.” Institutional stories are just that – about the institution. These are necessary and

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More Storytelling Questions Answered

I get asked A LOT of questions. Most are about sharing powerful stories, some more general. This week I’ve collected a few more questions from web classes I’ve delivered in the past two weeks.

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It’s not about scaring, but caring

I recently blogged about a storytelling tip for nonprofit leaders that I learned from Kindra Hall. The tip is especially powerful in nonprofit fundraising. Kindra took the millenia old story structure – beginning, middle, end – and reframed it as normal, explosion, new normal. One of her lessons for us was that as storytellers, we

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Three Simple Steps to Raise the Money You Need Before Year-End

What scares you the most at your nonprofit?

From my daily work with nonprofit staff I believe it’s talking about what it takes to do your work . . . the money conversation.

You hope, pray, dream, and worry about the money. But when you talk about the money it’s often with scarcity language or duty and obligation language.

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Craft Inspiring Nonprofit Stories to Stand Out During the Busy Fundraising Season

Two days. Nearly 40 storytelling and communication experts.

Over 500 people in attendance. More inspiring nonprofit stories shared than I can ever remember!

I was honored to participate in the third annual Nonprofit Storytelling Conference last week. The conference was AMAZING.

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6 Unique & Compelling Story Ideas for Your Fall Fundraising Appeal

You already know sharing stories in your fall appeal is a “must do.”

But what story will you share?

Here are 6 recommendations for choosing a unique and compelling story.

These examples come from working watching organizations raise more money by sharing different types of stories during my 30+ years of helping nonprofit organizations raise $300 million from individual donors.

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