You need to tell stories to raise more funds for your mission, ministry or nonprofit. But why is that? What exactly is it that stories do?
Here’s your encouraging word for end of year fundraising: Don’t stop! In this episode, I’ll tell you what you should
You know you need to tell more stories to raise funds – but where do you find these stories?
It’s up to us as storytellers to clearly show what happens when we win–and when we lose.
Do you think of yourself as an expert? Maybe you should.
Your supporters want to help. Asking them for advice helps you and engages them at a deeper level. You’ll both be glad you did!
Is friction in your donation process stopping donors?
Why aren’t people giving? Maybe there’s too much friction–little things in your messaging or in your presentation that cause hesitation or second-guessing.
Every story needs change, regardless of the story’s focus. By recognizing this and emphasizing it, you can engage and connect with your donors more effectively.
Sports can teach us a lot about nonprofit storytelling. In this episode, we’re looking at two examples of sports using storytelling to reach people and to teach people – two things all nonprofits need to do.
If you’ve got a book, you need a course to go with it. Here’s my interview with the man who can help you do that, Dr. Lucas Marino.
Answer these questions to provide context for your message and make it clear what action you want your readers to take.
As ministry practitioners and nonprofit communicators, we are often called to sit with difficult stories of human suffering and injustice. Even though we are storytellers, not every story is for sharing. Our words are also meant for remembering, exploring, questioning, and hoping.
Parables have a way of getting around our defenses, short-circuiting our stereotypes, and making us think in new ways. In this episode, we’re looking at the role of parables in Jesus’ ministry, and how you can use stories to break through walls in your nonprofit’s messaging.
The Fundraising Super Bowl is your nonprofit’s big game – and winning looks like raising the funds you need to serve. Here are some lessons from that “other” big game.
Being a guest on podcasts is a great way to share your message, yet it’s not something I see a lot of ministry leaders doing. Perhaps it comes down to a lack of familiarity with the podcasting world (beyond sermons). Let’s rectify that. Here’s your guide to being a great podcast guest.
In this interview, Eric Nevins and I discuss the potential waiting to be unlocked through podcasting. Are we missing opportunities?
End-of-year fundraising may be over, but you don’t want to lose the momentum. Here are three key messages to send donors in January.