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Nonprofit, Fundraising

Tell Your Story Well (Part Three)

In this final blog of the series “Tell Your Story Well,” we will explore three “best practices” to help your financial supporters care. In all of your communication (appeals, thanks, and reports) you should focus on the people you serve and how their lives have been changed because of the support of your givers. Best [...]

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Nonprofit, Fundraising

Tell Your Story Well (Part Two)

So what? Who cares? In this second blog of the series “Tell Your Story Well,” we will continue to discuss the complications we face when there is a disconnect between why people give and the story we tell. Recently, I’ve gotten to work with incredible outreaches in Africa, India, China, with indigenous First Nations peoples [...]

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Nonprofit, Fundraising

Tell Your Story Well

We know why people give. But often there is a “disconnect” between why people give and how we ask them to give. The resolution? Tell your story well. As you tell your story well, givers will have more joy and satisfaction, and you will raise more money for your important work. In this series of [...]

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Fundraising in Everyone's Business

Fundraising is Everyone’s Business

Whether your nonprofit is large or small, you can help your staff (program, administrative, and development) understand that fulfilling their job description alone is not enough to move the mission forward. With your vision and guidance, they can learn how to help you with fundraising…and even enjoy it! You know from your experience as a [...]

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The Year-End Nonprofit Appeal Letter I Want to Receive

Here’s the Calendar Year-End Appeal I wish would arrive in my inbox this week. Dear Long-Time Monthly Giver, Greetings! I know your inbox and mailbox are probably full of letters from organizations requesting your last-minute donations. Mine is overflowing. So, I’m writing to let you know that your ongoing commitment and work with ABC Youth [...]

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