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bakesale crowdfunding fundamentals

Nonprofit crowdfunding is a relatively new term, but it’s been around as long as school bake sales and community carwashes. Most of us have tried these accessible forms of fundraising, so we can learn a lot about crowdfunding fundamentals.

Sadly, …

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“Have a minute to save a life?”

Everyone dreads the canvassers who wait in the middle of the street and call you down to press you for donations. Most people make a point of avoiding eye contact and pretending to …

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How many nonprofits are there that do exactly what you are trying to do?

Maybe the answer is none, in which case, you are in a great spot! More likely, there are quite a few, and you may be struggling …

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International Women’s Day, on March 8 every year, has been celebrated since the early 1900s, but has gotten more traction in recent years as the international development community has amped up its efforts online and offline. Now, hundreds, if …

Story Structure

Welcome to the fourth and final part of our series on nonprofit storytelling from the Storytelling for Business course by Kevin Allison at the StoryStudio.org. If you’re just joining us now, make sure to catch up on Parts 1, 2, …

Scene vs Narrative

Welcome to the third installment on our series on the mechanics of great nonprofit storytelling from the Storytelling for Business course by Kevin Allison at the StoryStudio.org. Part 1 covered the things that make your story different from simply sharing …

psychology-marketing

When you started your nonprofit or social enterprise, you probably weren’t doing it to become a marketer. After all, you’re not selling used cars! Why should you have to do anything more than tell your story with the passion you …

Consider Your Audience

Welcome to Part 2 of our series on the elements of great of storytelling for nonprofit fundraising, from the Storytelling for Business course by Kevin Allison at the StoryStudio.org. In Part 1, I covered the essentials of a

Emotion and Character Arc

Welcome to the first post in a series about the mechanics of great storytelling, from the Storytelling for Business course by Kevin Allison at the StoryStudio.org.

You already know that telling a story is key to reaching the hearts of …

Dan Pallotta - Author of Uncharitable

Dan Pallotta created the multi-day charitable event industry. Think cross country bike rides for charity. These events made it possible for individuals to raise large sums of money for the charities and causes they …

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