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How Will Tracking Outcomes Help Your Organization’s Story?

Connection Cafe

And by asking those questions and looking through the outcomes lens for all of our initiatives, our results story began to demonstrate real impact.

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7 Ways to Use Infographics to Recruit Volunteers and Tell Your Nonprofit’s Story

Connection Cafe

The good news is that infographics allow nonprofits to translate their own collections of data into visual stories that motivate their community.

5 Content Marketing Success Stories Your Nonprofit Needs to Imitate


Big Brothers Big Sisters –  Leverage video to tell your story. Yesterday we talked about the importance of content marketing for nonprofits.

A Foundation-Donor Love Story for the Digital Age

Connection Cafe

Let’s face it: first dates can be awkward. Even if you’ve met the person in the past or know some vague details— “You’ll love her, I promise!”—

Sharing Your Story: How to Engage Donors with the Philanthropic Impact of Their Gift

Connection Cafe

Stories provide great content pieces for your organization to report backs to donors. Stories perfectly illustrate impact in action.

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Can Stories Be Data?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Your numerical data can tell stories , but can stories be data that leads to continuous improvement?   Do numbers only matter?

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Numbers, Stories and Pajamas: Inspirations for International Volunteer Day 2015

Connection Cafe

hope these statistics and stories on the every-changing world of volunteerism encourage your institution to explore new opportunities.

Paul Smith Teaches You How To Sell With A Story

Eric Jacobsen Blog

I'm a big fan of Paul's earlier best-sellers, including Lead with a Story and Parenting with a Story. This is a great week. Including me.

Harnessing Your Organization’s Story: The Missing Ingredient in Nonprofit Storytelling

Connection Cafe

Although many organizations are telling their stories these days, there still seems to be something missing from their stories.

Don’t Miss These Social Media Stories


Just a few links I thought you should see. Enjoy. The Secret To Online Community Success (Hint: It’s Not The Technology)  (Vanessa Di Mauro).

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How To Craft A Better Brand Story


Instead, tell the story your audience needs to hear to capture attention and generate engagement. Feelings are your brand. photo credit ).

Unleash the Power of Your Story to Connect with and Engage Donors

Connection Cafe

It’s time to tell stories. The Power of Story to Connect with and Retain Donors from Blackbaud. What’s your story?

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Why don’t we tell more stories in our fundraising messaging?

Connection Cafe

Andy shared that Peter told Wendy he couldn’t grow up because he didn’t know any more stories.  What does 1 in 5 really mean? 

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Generation Rwanda: Two Stories

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

They wanted to share their stories on my blog and through video and photos.     Here is their stories. Germaine:  A Social Entrepreneur.

Story-Led Change: A Photojournalist’s Thoughts on the Power of Storytelling

Connection Cafe

The short answer is I’m a photojournalist. I go to places where there’s hardship and conflict and find stories of hope, change, and transformation. Incorporating Images for Impactful Storytelling. Q: How do you define story? How do you use your images to share stories? It’s a very pure form of influence, sharing someone’s story.

Does Your Story Matter?

John Haydon

Pinterest Boards and Facebook Page timelines have given you powerful new ways to tell stories through images. What story should you tell?

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112 Nonprofit Blog Posts, Articles, and Stories from 2013 You Can’t Miss.

Connection Cafe

Baldrick’s Foundation shares expert story-telling advice. Creating share-worthy content means understanding your audience and the story they want to tell. Twitter and Facebook serve different functions, but two things should always be consistent: your ask and your story. Stories. What’s the story?

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How To Use Stories To Raise Money On Social Media


You can collect fantastic, compelling stories, but if no one hears or sees them, they fall flat. Your employees have great stories to share!

Why Nonprofit Stories are the Secret to Success

NonProfit Hub

And in an age of social media, how can we be sure that when people are talking about our nonprofit that they’re telling our story? Telling stories is integral to being human; the science is showing that it’s actually part of our hardwiring. Buckets of Stories. We naturally hear stories from donors and supporters.

5 Creative Ways to Engage Supporters with Instagram Stories (With Examples)

John Haydon

Instagram Stories create an extra layer of visibility for your nonprofit – whenever you want that visibility. Content Marketing

From a Millennial: Nobody Wants to Hear Your Stories. We Want to See Them.

Connection Cafe

Stories. Entire civilizations have been built off of, held together by and divided by stories. But who has time to tell stories?

Parenting With A Story

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Truthful stories, of course. Stories demand attention of listeners. Stories inspire. Stories are contagious.

Unmissable Stories This Week


Here are a few stories I’ve come across over the last few days that I don’t want you to miss. 1. nonprofit. economy. Meesa scared!

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Can Stories Be Data?


Your numerical data can tell stories , but can stories be data that leads to continuous improvement? By Beth Kanter, Beth's Blog.

7 Ways to Integrate Stories into Your Nonprofit’s Donor Stewardship Strategy

Connection Cafe

story about a need, a story about someone who has been helped, etc. Start a thank you letter with a story. photo cred:Flickr.

Online Fundraising Success = Mobile Website + Emotional Stories

John Haydon

Stories are the most effective weapon in your fundraising arsenal. Why stories? By a landslide. Your Website

The Five Steps to Telling a Beautiful Story


Join the conversation today as we share five key step you''ll need to take if you hope to tell beautiful stories as you recruit volunteers

Personal Stories – Arts Orgs Need Not Apply?

Connection Cafe

According to the blog there are 5 key motivators for giving: to support a particular organization, because we are inspired by other’s stories, to support a cause, to feel good, and. Working with arts organizations there are often concern that your constituent stories aren’t as impactful. to participate in an event.

“Selfie” Generation Wants to See Your Stories

Wild Apricot Blog

Are you showing rather than telling your story? Here are some ideas for reaching the "selfie" generation. social media

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Dear Accidental Nonprofit Marketer – You Were Born to Tell Great Stories

John Haydon

The post Dear Accidental Nonprofit Marketer – You Were Born to Tell Great Stories appeared first on John Haydon. Content Marketing

Curating Content: How to Leverage Stories from Your Community

Connection Cafe

What’s more, we have found that their stories are some of our most valuable assets. Create a home to showcase these stories. The result?

The Marketing of Marketing is not Telling Us The Whole Story About Member Research


Data is only half the story. We desperately need to know the other half of the story. How we discover the other half of the story.

Your Mission Statement is NOT Your Story

John Haydon

The post Your Mission Statement is NOT Your Story appeared first on John Haydon. Content Marketing storytelling

Crafting Sticky, Emotional Stories That Reach Your Audience (Part 2)

Tech Soup Blog

" Based on short summary text before the start of the story, you already know that Grace was assaulted. Accuracy is vital. spanhidden.

How To Tell Stories With Purpose


Every new nonprofit I work with at Rad Campaign always tell me how they want their new website to do a better job of telling stories.

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‘Give 10? Every Day: An Inspiring Story of Giving Back

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Give 10 Every Day:  An Inspiring Story of Giving Back – Guest Post by John Weeks. So just what is “Give 10”? You have a full-time job.

How Medium Can Help Your Nonprofit Tell Its Story


Medium offers a simple, compelling way to share your stories. Because telling your story up close and personal is key.

Scary Supporter Horror Stories

Connection Cafe

So in honor of Freaky Friday, here are 13 real supporter horror stories, none of which involve zombies. He wrote a sob-story email to the volunteer coordinator. (I got the sob-story, too, and I agreed it was a good excuse.) Author: Jennifer Darrouzet. People share their nightmares with me. They vent. And it freaks me out.

5 Tips to Collect More of Your Nonprofit’s Inspiring Stories

NonProfit Hub

Vanessa works with nonprofit organizations to help them develop stories for donor communications and fundraising appeals. Perhaps you’ve even seen a few examples of stories you think are great. But is your nonprofit actively sharing stories about its work? Tip 1—Know What Stories You’re Looking For. Be detailed.

Does Your Organization's Story Connect the Dots?


If you want a strong story-based strategy (and you do), weave the story of your nonprofit into a tapestry of change. Demetrio P. Cardona-Maguigad. Director of Strategic Design. LimeRed Studio. Without a doubt, many of us will say that it is a cat. We don’t have to think about it, really. But what if you’ve never seen a cat?