The Quick and No-Nonsense Guide to Nonprofit Storytelling: 4 Steps for The Busy Nonprofit Professional

Let’s just be honest right up front, in the case of many nonprofits, the staff is small and the time is limited. We all have certain skills and we all possess special passions. Most nonprofit professionals can relate to the idea of wearing many hats, some of which we don’t [...]

By |2021-02-22T15:51:15-05:00February 23rd, 2021|Donor Communications, Storytelling|

A Beginner’s Guide to Visual Storytelling in Your Nonprofit Communications

Show Don’t Tell in Nonprofit Communications Choosing the right digital medium for fundraising ventures has never been so important. With the entire world online and on social media daily, using visual storytelling will help your nonprofit connect with the right supporters.  There are many options when it comes to visual [...]

By |2021-01-22T15:04:02-05:00January 26th, 2021|Donor Communications, Donor Engagement, Storytelling|

How-To Get Your Nonprofit Creative Content Juices Flowing with the 5 Basic Story Types

Discover the Five Basic Story Types to Inspire Your Audience into Action and Get Your Nonprofit Creative Content Juices Flowing When searching for inspiration for your next newsletter, e-mail, or public appeal, consider examining the five tried and true story types to get your nonprofit creative content juices flowing. The [...]

By |2021-01-17T19:01:56-05:00January 20th, 2021|Donor Communications, Donor Engagement, Storytelling|

How to Leverage the Power of Nonprofit Stories When You Must Respect Identities

Storytelling Ethics 101: Protecting Anonymity As a non-profit professional, chances are good you’ve been told about the power of nonprofit stories – and if you haven’t, now you have. Storytelling is one of the most effective forms of communication available because it humanizes your mission and connects your supporters in [...]

By |2020-12-07T15:20:45-05:00December 8th, 2020|Donor Communications, Storytelling|

How to Share Vulnerable Nonprofit Stories Tastefully and Respectfully

Storytelling Ethics 101: How to Avoid Exploitation Storytelling is an essential element to effective communication. Nonprofit stories often play a key role in maximizing an organization’s overall impact and income. But let’s face it, storytelling can be vulnerable. The human experience can be a delicate, complicated, and emotional at times. [...]

By |2020-12-01T09:15:24-05:00December 1st, 2020|Donor Communications, Storytelling|

The Season to Give is Not a Reason to Give (and other Year-End Fundraising Truth Bombs)

Did someone say “donate now?” We’re headed into the busiest, most lucrative time of the year with year-end fundraising. A time when many nonprofits raise 25-50% of their entire budget. But the season to give is not a reason to give. Have your ever gotten a year-end fundraising appeal that [...]

By |2020-11-18T15:39:18-05:00November 19th, 2020|Gift Acknowledgment, Storytelling, Year-End Fundraising|

Putting the Thank You Before the Next Please: How-To Spotlight Nonprofit Supporters in a Meaningful Way

As non-profit professionals, we know that dedicated supporters and volunteers are the lifeblood to our charitable organizations. It's so important not to let their role be taken for granted, and let's be honest, it's not unknown for the those of us within a busy nonprofit to innocently overlook the everyday [...]

By |2020-11-16T14:30:08-05:00November 17th, 2020|Donor Engagement, Storytelling|

A Beginner’s Guide to Conducting Great Nonprofit Storytelling Interviews: 6 Tips for Success

Narrowing the emotional distance between your nonprofit and your donor audience can be done very effectively through storytelling. But to tell a good story, you have to get a good story. You have to set up storytelling interviews. This is most commonly done through undertaking interviewers with a supporter, staff [...]

By |2020-10-19T15:29:11-04:00October 20th, 2020|Donor Engagement, Storytelling|
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