About Madison Gonzalez

Madison Gonzalez is a National Public Speaker, Storyteller of the Year Award-Winner, Best-Selling Author of Dear Mirror, Events Manager, and Published Poet. She is also the Advancement Director at Morning Light, Inc., and Indianapolis-based nonprofit that fosters community programs in Indiana for the terminally ill, seniors, families and the home-bound. As a storytelling coach and consultant, it is her mission to empower others to share their stories for impact and income. Madison can be reached at

How to Overcome a Victim Mindset in Order to Better Serve Your Nonprofit and Your Community

This post is part of a series on limiting beliefs. Read the previous posts on overcoming the fear that your story doesn’t matter and the idea that success is selfish.  When it comes to success, either personally or professionally, mindset is everything. Having the right mindset can help you take [...]

By |2021-10-18T15:43:35-04:00October 19th, 2021|Nonprofit Culture, Nonprofit Sector|

How to Overcome the Fear That Success Is Selfish in Order to Better Serve Your Nonprofit and Your Community

This post is part of a series on limiting beliefs. Read the first post on overcoming the fear that your story doesn’t matter.  This blog series is designed to help nonprofit professionals like you make subtle mindset shifts that can make a big difference in your work, as well as [...]

By |2021-10-11T13:10:34-04:00October 12th, 2021|Nonprofit Sector, Storytelling|

How to Overcome the Fear That Your Story Doesn’t Matter in Order to Better Serve Your Nonprofit and Your Community

This post is part of a series on limiting beliefs. Stay tuned for future posts!  In this post on limiting beliefs, I want to talk about a common one I hear from nonprofit professionals: the fear that their story doesn’t matter. As nonprofit professionals, we have the power to make [...]

By |2021-09-27T16:04:35-04:00October 5th, 2021|Nonprofit Sector, Storytelling|

How to Instantly Boost Morale: An Unlikely Source of Inspiration When Facing Nonprofit Burnout

As nonprofit professionals, we often wear many hats and work long hours. No matter what your role is within your organization, you’ve likely seen the ugly face of nonprofit burnout from time to time. Daily tasks, to-do lists, e-mails, and phone calls can be passion’s worst enemy at times. If [...]

By |2021-09-24T11:28:14-04:00September 29th, 2021|Nonprofit Management, Self-Care|

DEI in Nonprofit Storytelling: A Beginner’s Guide to Sharing Empowering Stories

Diversity, Equity And Inclusion in Nonprofit Storytelling Few things connect people together better than stories, which is why it’s important that your nonprofit showcases as many diverse and inclusive stories as possible.  But how do you go about that? How do you tell stories that are influenced by and meet [...]

By |2021-09-28T13:52:21-04:00September 14th, 2021|Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), Storytelling|

4 Tips For Telling Nonprofit Stories About Difficult Subjects

In the nonprofit world, we often walk a delicate tightrope when it comes to the stories we tell. Many nonprofits deal with difficult subjects—illness, hunger, abuse, war, loneliness, addiction—and it’s often detailed accounts of those subjects that inspire people to give. However, raising money isn’t as simple as telling difficult [...]

By |2021-09-03T16:27:20-04:00September 8th, 2021|Donor Communications, Storytelling|

How To Collaborate with Your Community: Brainstorming For Greater Impact and Lower Expenses

Joining forces with other organizations, rather than competing with them, can help you improve your bottom lines and create exponential reach. If you already have collaborations in place, it’s also important to periodically reflect on them to see if you can do more to maximize those relationships and create an [...]

A Beginner’s Guide to Throwing a Fundraising Auction: 5 Tips for Item Procurement

This is part one in a fundraising auction two-part series.  When executed properly, a fundraising auction can be an incredibly effective way to raise money for your nonprofit. In this blog post, I’ll cover five tips for nonprofits looking to throw their first auctions and how you can start planning [...]

Exponentially Increase Donations At Your Next Event With Facebook Fundraisers

If you’re looking to raise more money and awareness at your next event, consider incorporating Facebook Fundraisers as a part of your fundraising efforts. Facebook makes donating easy for its users, and you can exponentially increase the funds raised at the event by encouraging your guests to share the fundraiser [...]

By |2021-08-05T13:41:07-04:00August 10th, 2021|Fundraising, Peer-to-Peer, Social Media|
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