How to Create a Non-Profit Editorial Calendar for Storytelling

The Storytelling Non-profit

A lot of non-profit organizations are starting to create their annual plans for fundraising. Having an integrated non-profit editorial calendar is key. This involves creating a non-profit editorial calendar for storytelling. WHAT IS A NON-PROFIT EDITORIAL CALENDAR?

How to Create a Non-Profit Story Bank Using Trello

The Storytelling Non-profit

One of the most frequently asked questions I've received since starting The Storytelling Non-Profit in 2012 is, "How can I organize and keep track of my story content?" Step-by-step guidance to help your non-profit set up a story bank using Trello.

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Impact to Story: How to Explain Non-Profit Impact Through Storytelling

The Storytelling Non-profit

They give to your non-profit because they want to see a change in the world and be part of making it happen. However many non-profits struggle to explain what their impact is in a clear and compelling way that motivates donations.

How to Use Storytelling at a Non-Profit Fundraising Event

The Storytelling Non-profit

There are so many ways to use storytelling to support your non-profit’s fundraising and communications goals. If your non-profit does event fundraising, storytelling can easily be incorporated into your event plan and can make for more compelling speeches.

20+ Examples of Non-Profit Storytelling that Raise Money

The Storytelling Non-profit

I have analyzed and written many non-profit storytelling case studies, conducted interviews with non-profit organizations and gathered lots of information and non-profit storytelling examples. Ready to tell amazing stories about your non-profit?

5 Types of Stories for Non-Profit Fundraising

The Storytelling Non-profit

Stories are an incredible tool for non-profit fundraising. Stories help non-profits illustrate their compelling reasons for giving in a way that makes sense to people who aren’t doing the work day in and day out. Making a donation to a non-profit is all about solving a problem.

How to Plan Your Non-Profit’s Stories for the Next 90 Days

The Storytelling Non-profit

The start of a new quarter is a great time to step back and do some strategic planning for your non-profit. You can check out a video tutorial I have on creating your non-profit’s 90-day communications plan here. Today we’re going to plan your non-profit’s stories for the next 90 days.

Non-Profit Storytelling: What If There Is No Conflict?

The Storytelling Non-profit

For a lot of non-profit causes, the conflict is clear, high-stakes, and very motivating. In this article, we’re going to re-visit the importance of conflict in non-profit stories and discuss how to frame your conflict so that it’s motivating to your audience.

25 Storytelling Interview Questions for Non-Profits

The Storytelling Non-profit

To get information that helps you tell a great non-profit story, you’ll need great storytelling interview questions. For many of the non-profit professionals that I work with, story interviews are one of the most challenging aspects of storytelling.

Story Interviews for Non-Profits

The Storytelling Non-profit

When I talk with non-profit professionals about their storytelling endeavors, I often get asked questions about interviewing someone for their story. Story interviews for non-profits are a skill you can master. I often recommend that non-profits have a system for sourcing story leads.

25 Storytelling Interview Questions for Non-Profits

The Storytelling Non-profit

To get information that helps you tell a great non-profit story, you’ll need great storytelling interview questions. For many of the non-profit professionals that I work with, story interviews are one of the most challenging aspects of storytelling.

Standing Out in the Noisy Space of the Non-Profit Sector

The Storytelling Non-profit

Standing out in the noisy non-profit sector -- increasing the volume of your fundraising and communications is not the answer. And yet, this is a strategy I see non-profits getting stuck in this time of year. Fundraising Advice Non-Profit Communications Non-Profit Fundraising.

How to Tell Non-Profit Stories With Emotions and Details

The Storytelling Non-profit

I continue to evolve my thinking about how to tell non-profit stories. This is natural in any line of work, but in non-profit storytelling I find that it mostly impacts my process for writing and telling stories. 1 – Start with the facts to tell non-profit stories.

Build a Non-profit Website that Works [Steal These Ideas!]

Get Fully Funded

Building a non-profit website might be the most intimidating aspect of launching an organization. The experience people have on your non-profit website will influence what they think about you and if they think they can trust you. Need more help with your non-profit website?

How to Create Your Non-Profit’s Annual Story Strategy

The Storytelling Non-profit

When it’s the beginning of a new calendar year or the start of a new fiscal year, the fresh start is a great time to create your non-profit’s annual story strategy. Why Create an Annual Story Strategy for Your Non-Profit. Take a look at what other non-profits are doing.

How to Build a Story Arc for a Non-Profit Fundraising Campaign

The Storytelling Non-profit

Story arcs play an important role in non-profit narrative development. As a non-profit professional, it’s essential to come out of the weeds of individual storytelling so that you can be strategic with what you tell your audience over time. Why Non-Profits Need to Think in Story Arcs.

Storytelling Tips: Measure the ROI of Your Non-Profit’s Stories

The Storytelling Non-profit

a fundraising email Using a story in a social media post Writing a press release with a personal story Adding a story to a donation page Showcasing a story on your programs page You might have other examples of how you use stories at your non-profit. Non-Profit Storytelling Tips

Not-for-Profit vs. Nonprofit: What’s The Difference?

Donorbox

Not-for-profit and nonprofit. Although this may come as a surprise to some (and it’s easy to see why), not-for-profit and nonprofit organizations are distinctly different. The post Not-for-Profit vs. Nonprofit: What’s The Difference?

7 Ideas Worth Stealing from For-Profit Professional Development Brands

WBT Systems

This week, we’re looking at news in the for-profit professional development market. Some of these companies might be your competition—it’s always good to know what they’re up to. But mostly we’re highlighting

Facebook Ad Strategy for Non-Profits & Charities: 9 Things to Understand and Test

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Jean O’Brien , founder of Digital Charity Lab , a social enterprise that builds digital skills in non-profits and shares free learning resources. Jean is also a freelance consultant who works on digital strategy, marketing and design for non-profits.

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4 Ways to Use Trello to Manage Your Non-Profit Communications Program

The Storytelling Non-profit

In addition to using Trello for The Storytelling Non-Profit, I use it personally for meal planning and household management. Story Bank If your non-profit wants to share stories and get more mileage out of your best stories, you need to have a story bank.

Your Non-Profit’s Road Map to Standing Out

The Storytelling Non-profit

One of the questions I get asked at least once a week is, "How can our non-profit stand out?" The post Your Non-Profit’s Road Map to Standing Out appeared first on The Storytelling Non-Profit. Featured Post Fundraising Advice Non-Profit Communications

Non-Profit Events Roundtable

NonProfit PRO

The peer-to-peer fundraising industry has been rocked by COVID-19. Join Event 360 and OP 3 for an exclusive roundtable on May 24 as we analyze the aftermath and look forward to innovations and solutions to build back better and stronger. RSVP today

Eight Fundamental Concepts for Successful Non-Profit Fundraising Events

The Fundraising Authority

Fundraising events are a staple part of non-profit development programs worldwide. Many non-profits focus on the event part of fundraising events – they find a great headliner , hire a nice band, find a good venue and print up nice invitations.

2011 Non-profit Social Networking Survey

NetWits

I just got an email from Holly Ross, the Executive Director of the Non-profit Technology Network – better known as NTEN. There’s always great information in the newsletter, but this time around I’m particularly excited because the focus is social networking for non-profits (something that, if you read this blog regularly, you know I’m very passionate about) and the 2011 Social Networking Survey.

6 Tips to Improve the Results of Your Non-Profit’s Annual Fundraising Appeal

NonProfit PRO

A non-profit’s annual appeal is a critical campaign to sustain their good works. Fundraising

See How Non-Profits Now Engage Supporters On Their Phones

NonProfit PRO

For the next two weeks, curious non-profits can get a trial to see exactly how this works for their organization Smartphones are how we communicate – in fact, a recent study shows that we look at them over a 100x each day.

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Nonprofits Need Profit Too — What We Can Learn From For-Profit Businesses

NonProfit PRO

Nonprofits need money to make social good happen. We just need to spend all our money on our mission and can’t give it to shareholders. Nonprofits must consider themselves businesses first before they layer on their unique, social-good-generating challenges. Executive Issues

Writing for Fundraising: Fundraising Appeal Writing Tips for Non-Profit Professionals

The Storytelling Non-profit

Additionally, inside The Storytelling Non-Profit Master Class, we spend a lot of time focused on improving your writing skills. The post Writing for Fundraising: Fundraising Appeal Writing Tips for Non-Profit Professionals appeared first on The Storytelling Non-Profit.

The Comprehensive Guide to the Best Non-Profit Insurance

NonProfit PRO

PHLY’s eBook offer is a comprehensive guide to insurance for the non-profit and human services sector

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3 Social Media Metrics Every Non-profit Should Track

NetWits

So what type of metrics are non-profits tracking to determine if they are achieving their objectives? Here’s what we’ve seen based on talking to close to 800 non-profits. When I look at the data it’s obvious that, in general, non-profits are not focused on the right things. Only 15% of the non-profits we talked to were measuring house file growth (or sometimes know as email list growth) based on their social media involvement.

Non-Profit Planning Series — Setting a Chief Initiative

The Storytelling Non-profit

Whatever your chief initiative, it must make sense for your non-profit. Don't just set a chief initiative that looks good on paper but fails to account for your non-profit's unique circumstances, resources, history, etc. Why Your Non-Profit Needs a Chief Initiative Oh I could give you a lot reasons why you should have a chief initiative. The post Non-Profit Planning Series — Setting a Chief Initiative appeared first on The Storytelling Non-Profit.

12 Things Non-Profits Need to Know About Google Ad Grants

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Jean O’Brien , founder of Digital Charity Lab , a social enterprise that builds digital skills in non-profits and shares free learning resources. Google Ad Grants is an in-kind programme that gives non-profits free access to Google business tools, and incredibly, $10,000 per month in free advertising on their Google Ads platform. One of the most common mistakes that non-profits make with their Google Ad Grants accounts is to add thousands of keywords to their account.

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Non-Profit Planning Series – Choosing Your Priority Projects

The Storytelling Non-profit

Here we are in part 2 of our Non-Profit Planning Series where we are going to discuss choosing your priority projects to execute our chief initiative. You know your work situation and non-profit best so it's time to use your judgement. The post Non-Profit Planning Series – Choosing Your Priority Projects appeared first on The Storytelling Non-Profit. Fundraising Advice Non-Profit Communications

Seth Godin on Innovation, Failure and Why Non-profits Should Stop Operating like Businesses

NetWits

Seth Godin has some firm beliefs and thoughtful insights when it comes to how non-profits can (and should) change the world. Back in January of 2008 he told us (the non-profit sector) that we should be looking to use the internet in new and innovative ways to build community and engage our supporters because direct mail, although still a huge revenue source, was beginning to show signs of fatigue. The ways non-profits have innovated in the past two years?

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What Is a Story and Why You Need To Tell Them

The Storytelling Non-profit

Storytelling is an invaluable tool for non-profits. Telling great stories helps your non-profit get its message out into the world, connect with new audiences and motivate people to take action like making a donation.

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Can Non-profits Learn From Innovative Companies?

Wild Apricot

The March Nonprofit Blog Carnival is about non-profit disruption and innovation. So we looked at Fast Company''s Most Innovative Companies for 2014 to see if there were lessons to guide non-profit innovation. Non-profit nonprofit blog carnival

Non-Profit Planning Series – Shaving the Yak and Other Useless Endeavors

The Storytelling Non-profit

I read it here on Seth Godin's blog years ago but I wanted to share it with you in our planning series because it captures something I see happen so often at non-profits -- solving problems that don't really need to be solved, which leads to more unnecessary problems needing to be solved. The post Non-Profit Planning Series – Shaving the Yak and Other Useless Endeavors appeared first on The Storytelling Non-Profit. Fundraising Advice Non-Profit Communications

Join the Crowd(funding): Strategies for Successful Non-Profit Campaigns

Byte Technology

Crowdfunding—also known as crowdsourcing—has become a potent and viable means of raising money for thousands of non-profits around the globe. Joe Garecht, author, non-profit consultant and founder of The Fundraising Authoring has seen crowdfunding campaigns both succeed and fail, and as such offers up some key tips and takeaways to ensure your non-profit’s hard work is rewarded when embarking on this unique fundraising endeavor.

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How to Support People When Sharing Their Individual Stories

The Storytelling Non-profit

In our roles as non-profit storytellers, we often need others to tell us their stories so that we have material to work with. As non-profit professionals, we are not therapists or medical professionals. Collecting Non-Profit Stories Non-Profit Storytelling Tips Personal Stories

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17 Free Non-profit Webinars for May 2015

Wild Apricot

Spring is here and there are lots of fresh new ideas for non-profits in a host of free webinars popping up this May! Non-profits webinarCheck out the round-up of 17 free webinars.

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Big Data Means More Than Big Profits

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

And though they use the massive sets of data they collect to help create a better experience for their consumers (such as customized ads or tailored movie recommendations), their primary goal is to use what they learn to maximize profits. These information-centric areas are built for Big Data—data that if better understood could help provide a pathway to maximize our human potential, instead of maximizing profits.

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6 Places to Find Grants for Your Non-Profit

The Fundraising Authority

Many non-profit organizations rely on grants from foundations, corporations, and government agencies to round out their fundraising efforts. Spend an hour playing around on Google , searching for foundations that fund non-profits like yours.