Making a Great Story into a Powerful Fundraising Story

Bloomerang

We’ve all heard how important stories are to fundraising communications. But how do you actually pick a great story? And more importantly, how do you take a great story and turn it into a great fundraising story? . This is where you can really leverage your story.

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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. There are many ways to collect stories.

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How to Write Power Stories, Part 1

NonProfit PRO

We all know telling a good story engages readers and gets them emotionally involved so that they feel compelled to send a gift to your organization. Copywriting Creative Power Stories Storytelling

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How to tell me a story

Hands on Fundraising

If you’re a fundraiser, telling a good story is a skill you need. The simplest answer is that stories – not facts – are how we make decisions. Stories are how we relate Facts – especially statistics – light up a part of our […].

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Fundraisers: use stories, not statistics

Hands on Fundraising

The post Fundraisers: use stories, not statistics appeared first on Hands-On Fundraising. The human mind is a wanderer by nature. The daydream is the mind’s default state. Jonathan Gottschall What do you like to read? I read a scary book recently. Dystopic, feminist, infuriating.

4 Key Ingredients to A Good Story: How to Tell Compelling Nonprofit Stories

Bloomerang

Once you’ve cracked the code to the pattern, you’ll find that telling compelling nonprofit stories becomes less overwhelming and more manageable. You can apply the same blueprint again and again and know the stories will be well received by your audience. .

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4 Tips For Telling Nonprofit Stories About Difficult Subjects

Bloomerang

In the nonprofit world, we often walk a delicate tightrope when it comes to the stories we tell. However, raising money isn’t as simple as telling difficult nonprofit stories every single day. You also have the people in the stories to consider. Look at the stories you can share.

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The 10 Stories Great Leaders Tell

Eric Jacobsen Blog

And, his latest book, The 10 Stories Great Leaders Tell , is yet another required read for leaders – managers, CEOs and team leaders. And, the first and most important part of being a great storyteller is knowing what stories to tell ,” explains Paul. Paul : The vision story.

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Fundraising Success Stories | Examples & Tips to Learn From

Bloomerang

We love hearing about nonprofits’ successful fundraising strategies in action, and sharing these stories allows nonprofits to learn from each other. We want to celebrate these nonprofits along with the other fundraising success stories. Successful fundraising story examples.

The Core of Any Good Nonprofit Story – Struggle and Overcoming

Bloomerang

Imagine a story where someone was born, everything went perfectly from beginning to end, and then the story was over. When it comes to a good nonprofit story, struggle and overcoming are at the center. Human beings love a good story for several reasons.

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Sell With A Story

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Today, we look back to 2016 : 2016 brought the much anticipated release of Paul Smith 's book, Sell with a Story: How to Capture Attention, Build Trust, and Close the Sale. I'm a big fan of Paul's earlier best-sellers, including Lead with a Story and Parenting with a Story.

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How to Maximize Success Stories Across Your Nonprofit’s Digital Channels

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Allison Weber , founder of Allison Weber Consulting , a fundraising and communications business dedicated to helping mission-driven organizations tell better stories. Stories are windows into new worlds. Now more than ever, nonprofits need to share stories of how they’re making the world better. Share your best stories—but go beyond just posting them on one platform. World Food Program USA: Rani’s Story. WFP USA also shared Rani’s story on Instagram.

How to Write Power Stories, Part 3

NonProfit PRO

Take the use of pseudonyms in fundraising stories. It’s a wonderful feeling when something you always thought was bad for you turns out to be good for you. There’s a widespread presumption that using made-up names for real people is a necessary evil. Direct Mail

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5 Tips for Telling Difficult Stories

EveryAction

Storytelling is a constant drumbeat that resonates throughout the nonprofit community, but increasingly, stories are getting hard to tell. Not so much with good stories, which are a welcome and inspiring; mostly, it's the difficult tales of struggle, desperation, injustice, and urgency that are the most complicated to convey - but the need has never been so great. What happens when stories go untold? Let me explain what I mean by “difficult stories.”

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Creating Equity in Education With Teach For America + Salesforce Marketing Cloud

Cloud 4 Good

You May Also Enjoy: Success Story: How Zero to Three Improves Childhood Development Through Salesforce Technology. Success Story: Creating Engaging Student Journeys With St. Success Story: Hispanic Scholarship Fund: From Luminate CRM to Nonprofit Success Pack.

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How To Sell With A Story

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Today, we look back to 2016 : 2016 brought the much anticipated release of Paul Smith 's book, Sell with a Story: How to Capture Attention, Build Trust, and Close the Sale. I'm a big fan of Paul's earlier best-sellers, including Lead with a Story and Parenting with a Story.

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

Bloomerang

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. . And how do you share stories in a way that honors the people featured in them?

The University of Alabama at Birmingham: Transforming Student Journeys Through Salesforce

Cloud 4 Good

You May Also Enjoy: Success Story: Creating Equity in Education With Teach For America + Salesforce Marketing Cloud. Success Story: How Zero to Three Improves Childhood Development Through Salesforce Technology. Success Story: Creating Engaging Student Journeys With St.

Guest Post: Stories of Volunteer Managers, Technology, and the Pandemic

Twenty Hats

So, what do these stories show us about how volunteer supervisors used technology in their work this past year? This is a glimpse of the hundreds of stories we collected during the focus group conversations. “None of us were ready for this.

5 Content Marketing Success Stories Your Nonprofit Needs to Imitate

NetWits

Big Brothers Big Sisters – Leverage video to tell your story. Through the Start Something Web Series they’re shedding light on the impact that Bigs have on Littles by telling their story through quality video they publish on their YouTube channel, share on their website and talk about on Facebook. Along the way they’ve used content in the form of life changing stories to help shed light on how they’re making a difference.

An Unlikely Story of Digital Success in 2020

NTEN

We all know versions of this story. The good news is, the story had a happy ending. The post An Unlikely Story of Digital Success in 2020 appeared first on NTEN It was February 11, 2020. We were finally launching our new website , a full rebuild to reflect our rebranding.

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QOOB Stories: Instagram Content Viewer and Downloader

Find the free stuff

The post QOOB Stories: Instagram Content Viewer and Downloader appeared first on PhreeSite.com. Social media platforms are all about goofing around a little while having a break from our hectic schedule.

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How to Source Great Year-end Stories

Get Fully Funded

Because the letter didn’t include an inspiring story that touched donor’s hearts. Why You Need a Great Story. Humans are hardwired to respond to stories. Neuroscientists would tell you that the brain processes facts and stories differently.

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5 Metrics to Track Analyze Instagram Stories

Find the free stuff

The post 5 Metrics to Track Analyze Instagram Stories appeared first on PhreeSite.com. Want to gain popularity on Instagram, but not sure of the best way to reach that level? Do you desire to be an Instagram star or influencer, but cannot find the right way to reach your destination?

How to Use a News Story to Support Your Major Gift Ask

NonProfit PRO

Below is a perfect example from our colleague Diana Frazier on how she advised a major gift officer to use a news story to support a major gift ask.

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The Story in the Numbers

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

On Financial Narratives and Financial Footnotes: The Truth Is in the Fine Print Guest Beneblog by Teresa Throckmorton, Benetech's CFO and VP, Finance In a previous blog post, we shared the Seven Benetech Truths : the core values that define our identity and culture, that guide our work, and that tell our story. Our financials are more than numbers: indeed, they tell our story. It’s a story that connects mission, capacity, and capital.

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Sheroes You Should Know: Inspiring Stories for #WomensHistoryMonth

EveryAction

Whether quietly spearheading some of the world's most groundbreaking scientific and medical research or not-so-quietly leading revolutions on the battlefield, our history is ripe with stories of ferocious, adventurous, enlightened, and persistent women. She challenged many contemporary notions by taking on familiar biblical stories but retelling them through the female experience, and was met with contempt and even violence. she·ro (pl. sheroes) : a woman regarded as a hero.

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Customer Story: Woven Health Clinic’s Virtual Awards Ceremony Raises 2x Their Fundraising Goal

CauseVox

Lisa gave her fundraisers plenty of support by creating a toolkit to help them set up their page, write their asks, and share their stories. These personal stories created an emotional pull on potential donors, and were all the more powerful because they came from someone donors knew.

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5 Instagram Story Stickers Every Nonprofit Should Be Using

Achieve

introduced Stories to compete with the rising popularity of Snapchat Stories, and the way we interact with social media has never been the same since! people use Instagram Stories daily and 2 out of 3 users say that the feature fosters brand interaction. Back in 2016, Instagram.

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Customer Story: The Duradash Activity Challenge Raises 6x More With CauseVox

CauseVox

The last year has seen a lot of nonprofits dipping their toes into online fundraising for the first time. Spinal CSF Leak Foundation was among those numbers when they ran their first peer-to-peer fundraising campaign on CauseVox.

The 10 Stories Great Leaders Tell

Eric Jacobsen Blog

And, his latest book, The 10 Stories Great Leaders Tell , is yet another required read for leaders – managers, CEOs and team leaders. And, the first and most important part of being a great storyteller is knowing what stories to tell ,” explains Paul. In fact, “ What stories you tell is more important than how you tell them ,” he adds. However, plan to spend additional quality time crafting and practicing your versions of the 10 stories you’ll tell.

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Core Components Of A Story

Eric Jacobsen Blog

A story with a business impact can be as short as one sentence. Whatever the case, it will have maximum impact if it includes the following core components," according to Choy: Structural : A story has a beginning, middle, and end. Elemental : A story often has elements including a hero, challenge, journey, resolution, change, and call to action. Authentic : A story reveals a genuine part of the teller, which elicits emotion in the audience.

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A Story From the Team

VisionLink

Here''s one story from a recent call: "Hi Everyone, As you know, in Help Desk we tend to talk to people who are frustrated, confused, or experiencing some sort of issue. Once in a while we get to see the other side, so we decided to share this story with the whole team. Our help desk team works around the clock to ensure that our customers have the support they need.

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Stories of Resilience: Annie Wright Schools

Connection Cafe

In this series, the Blackbaud Institute shares stories of organizations that are focusing on resilience, weathering these many changes while still positioning themselves for future growth.

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The Youth Music Program Steps Up to the Podium for a Virtual Fundraising Event

Greater Giving

The program was scaled back but kept the general tone of the original with lively entertainment, a virtual auction full of surprises, and stories of young musicians who have benefited from the Youth Music Program’s activities.

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6 Steps to Get the Press to Tell Your Story

NonProfit Hub

Almost all media now feature feel-good stories about people and organizations that do good. Here are 6 steps to get the press to tell your story: 1. A local TV story could lead to its affiliate network’s interest. Tell a riveting story.

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Strategic Storytelling For Brand Building: How To Identify And Share Your Nonprofit’s Brand Origin Story

Kindful

That’s the power that story holds. Sometimes without even noticing it, our brain is activated in a unique and engaged way when a story is being shared. As the old saying states, “Those who tell the stories rule the world.” ” Why are stories so effective?

Can Stories Be Data?

NTEN

Your numerical data can tell stories , but can stories be data that leads to continuous improvement? I shared this on Twitter and the conversation brought out some interesting points that I curated in “Storify,” a story telling tool. (I I had to laugh at the geeky recursiveness of creating a story out of qualitative data from Twitter and other sources – and then adding it to my curated nonprofit measurement collection on scoop.it). By Beth Kanter, Beth's Blog.

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Seven Elements For Telling A Good Story

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Kristi Hedges Leadership Stories Storytelling

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Your Brain On Good Stories: Why Storytelling Matters For Nonprofits

TechImpact

Your brain loves a good story. There is a distinct chemical reaction that happens in one’s brain when they’re reading a compelling or interesting story. This same chemical is also created when you’re reading stories. For example, donating money to charities that are associated with that great story or narrative. The story, according to the study, must be able to sustain the attention of the reader(which in many cases can be the most difficult part!),

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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? I shared this on Twitter and the conversation brought out some interesting points that I curated in “Storify,&# a story telling tool. (And, had to laugh at the geeky recursiveness of creating a story out of qualitative data from Twitter and other sources – and then adding it to my curated nonprofit measurement collection on scoop.it).

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Share Stories to Further Your Cause

NonProfit Hub

Everyone loves a good story. Whether it’s a tale of a hero overcoming a hardship to find a happy ending, or a tale of misfortune with a valuable lesson learned, it’s ingrained into our DNA to seek out stories. If you’re having trouble getting momentum behind your cause, try to share stories. Why tell stories? One of the best ways to maximize personal connection is to tell the stories of people in the community. Find your story. Find a captivating story.

How To Use Stories To Raise Money On Social Media

TechImpact

You can collect fantastic, compelling stories, but if no one hears or sees them, they fall flat. You can manage 10 social media accounts, but if you are not telling great stories and cutting through the online clutter, your audience will not engage. The key is using stories to get people’s attention on social media channels. Social media is great for enticing potential supporters and piquing their interest, through eye-catching visuals and emotional stories.