What to Do if Your Event Doesn’t Reach Your Goal This Year

Hybrid fundraising events are popping up everywhere this year as we continue to navigate the ongoing pandemic. Last year, online events were new and had an excitement that seems missing this year. Last year, many organizations I provided coaching for exceeded their goal. This year, things are looking different. Many…

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You Are My Legacy

With no children of my own, I often think about what my legacy will be when I die. I’ve realized, especially right now, that YOU are my legacy.

It is people like you who do the hard work and implement actions I recommend. You are carrying on the legacy of helping others do more, do better, and have all the money you need to do your important work.

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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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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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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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Yes, It’s Time. Start Thinking Year-End Fundraising Appeal

Yes, it’s the first week of June, and we’re talking about your year-end fundraising appeals. It’s never to early to start planning.

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Mission Moment Monday – Two versions. One Story.

Your donors give because of the way it makes them feel. Period.

A simple, powerful way to cause them to feel great is to update them on the impact of their previous gifts. Keeping them engaged.

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