Don’t Expect Donors to Give at Your Next Fundraising Event

You spend OH so much time on the details of planning your golf outing, gala, fundraising breakfast or lunch, wine-tasting, or fund-a-need activity. And then, invitations are sent and you expect donors to give. Unfortunately, your guests don’t care much about the napkin colors, centerpieces, gift bags, or the font…

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Mission Moment Monday’s in 2018 – Grab Your Spot

Did you miss yesterday’s web class: Storytelling is NOT For Sissies? Nearly 800 registered! Wow! We had an amazing turn-out… but I understand how sometimes life intervenes and you can’t attend live. I shared some best practice reminders, some new “hot off the press” fundraising data plus:

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Fundraising Best Practices Lori Taught Us

As young professionals in the fundraising field, we actively seek mentorship to grow as individuals and fundraisers, with Lori’s mentorship and guidance, we are delighted to share some of the best practices we’ve implemented into our daily work

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Is Anyone Paying Attention to Your Messages?

Your nonprofit has a Facebook page, an Instagram account and maybe someone on your staff regularly writes blog posts with mission moment impact stories. You’re doing all the work to get noticed, right?

But are your messages breaking through the noise?

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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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Celebrating World Gratitude Day

What I’m grateful for and celebrate today on World Gratitude Day:

  • That you are a reader of my Fire Starters blog.
  • That I do work that inspires me every day.
  • That by teaching others the power of using stories to engage others, I hear heart-warming, heart-wrenching, mission moments, often.

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