Year-end Giving Review + Wisdom for a Successful 2023

How did your 2022 fundraising year end? Have you done a year-end giving review? Would you like some sage advice on how to make 2023 your best fundraising year ever? Earlier this week I had fun participating in a panel hosted by NXUnite. We talked about 2022 year-end giving and…

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The Fastest Way to Lose Your Audience When Sharing a Story

What happens when two master storytellers spend a few minutes together? They geek out about how to tell a powerful, engaging story. AND they agree on the fastest way to lose your audience when sharing a story.

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Did you meet your Giving Tuesday Fundraising Goal?

Well, did you? Meet your Giving Tuesday fundraising goal, that is. I was woefully disappointed by most of the emails and social media posts that crossed into my awareness this week. Many posts and emails simply reminded me that it was Giving Tuesday with what felt like an expectation to…

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Engage Your Supporters Now and All Year Long.

We’re smack in the middle of summer and the last thing you’re thinking about is how to engage your supporters to give more this fall. Right? I get it. It’s the unofficial downtime of the fundraising year. But, IF fully funding your mission requires more money and increased awareness now…

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Engage Your Supporters Now and All Year Long.

We’re smack in the middle of summer and the last thing you’re thinking about is how to engage your supporters to give more this fall. Right? I get it. It’s the unofficial downtime of the fundraising year. But, IF fully funding your mission requires more money and increased awareness now…

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The Auction Advocate: How to Raise More Money by Telling Better Stories

So, you want to raise more money this year, right? What if it was as simple as telling better stories to your stakeholders? It can be that simple. Success in life comes down to one thing: communication. What we say. Where we say it. How and when we say it. For…

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Focus on What Donors Want to Hear

I understand the desire to tell donors lots of information. You want to communicate all kinds of details about the important work you’re doing, ways they can give, dates for events, that you’re on social media. I get it! Unfortunately, talking about yourself over and over is NOT an effective…

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6 Tips For Sharing Your Money Story with Ease & Authenticity

The ironic thing about sharing your money story is, the more you talk about money, the more money you will raise. To help you get over any apprehension you might have when talking about money, here’s 6 tips for sharing your money story story with ease and authenticity. 1. Make…

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Catapult Your Ability to Tell Your Story Powerfully

I’m always on the lookout for tools that will help you do your job better. When I learned about MemoryFox I knew I had to tell you about it. So, I invite Founder & CEO Chris Miano to explain this fun software platform developed to help you tell your story…

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How to Raise More Money: The Nonprofit MBA Podcast

Podcasts are everywhere! I just got to talk about my favorite topic on the Nonprofit MBA Podcast. Stephen Halasnik, from Financing Solutions, invited me to chat about how to use storytelling to raise more money. In our discussion, I shared four important steps of nonprofit storytelling. Start with Data Collection…

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