The #1 Thing We Get Wrong in Fundraising

What IS the #1 thing we get wrong in fundraising? We forget the immense power of sharing a story. Of putting a face on the impact your donors are making with their contributions.

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One Story = Big Money — No Kidding!

Will one story to help you raise big money? Absolutely. In today’s fast-paced world, what you say to get attention matters, a lot. I believe our job is to be translators rather than money raisers. We translate our mission into bit-size messages to cut through the daily noise. What are the right words to say […]

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65 Fundraising Days Left in 2019 – One Story To Tell

You have just 65 fundraising days left in 2019. If you want to raise more money, one story you MUST tell before year-end is what it takes to help one person. The story to stay away from is how much help you need to reach your goal. Instead, talk to your donors, volunteers and entire community […]

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Influential Executive Director Series — Year-Long Coaching With Lori

Do you work your butt off every day and still feel like you’re not making an impact? The Influential Executive Director Series was designed for smart, busy people exactly like you. It takes the guess work out of wondering when you’ll have time to plan for big growth. We’ll do it…together!

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5 Important Questions for a Memorable Asking Experience

Fundraising fulfills the aspirations of our supporters. Asking for the gift, then, must create a memorable asking experience. Before you ask for a contribution by mail, text, email, or in person ask these 5 important questions: 1. How are we causing people to feel with this invitation? 2. Will this feel like an special invitation […]

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Emotionally-Connecting Stories at NPSTORY2019

Where will you be October 28-30? I’ll be helping people tell emotionally-connecting stories at the annual Nonprofit Storytelling Conference – in sunny San Diego. You’ve never experienced a session like this before at the Nonprofit Storytelling Conference!⁣ I’m honored to be invited back to create the first #npstoryconf story SLAM!⁣ ⁣ Like in a poetry […]

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