Share More Stories. Raise More Money.

As I work coaching clients who are the impact speaker for a special event, or the executive director whose job it is to inspire others to make a contribution, I am privileged to hear some very personal stories. Some of these stories are long with lots of twists and turns to them. My job is to help the client or staff shorten their story to its emotional essence.

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It Only Takes One Story to Change Everything

The most common complaints I hear about sharing a story to increase fundraising revenue:
“I don’t know any stories” or “We don’t have any good stories.”

I disagree.

In 1999 I was the President/CEO of Prevent Blindness America, Greater Phoenix Division. New to the city, with a new job – I could have used those same complaints.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Sharing Stories Part II

Here is the last of the three questions I get asked regularly about how to share stories. You can see the answers to the first two questions here. This is an excerpt from Q & A portion of the free webinar I recently delivered for Bloomerang.co. Q3. Catherine asks: “As an international organization, a staff […]

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Frequently Asked Questions About Sharing Stories Part I

Here are two of three questions I get asked regularly about how to share stories. This is an excerpt from Q & A portion of the free webinar I recently delivered for Bloomerang.co. Next week, I’ll share with you the often asked third question. Stay tuned! Q1. Collin asked: “Can video still have the same […]

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