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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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Don’t get so caught up in the details of your nonprofit that you forget to convey the human story behind it. While grantmakers and foundations may be more concerned with your business plan, donors give to people with causes, not …

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Passionate, deeply involved supporters are a godsend, but when they start to provide well-intentioned feedback, it can be more distracting than helpful.

Here are some pointers on separating the wheat from the chaff and fielding supporter feedback.

1. Consider the …

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If you work in a nonprofit, chances are you are a woman or are led by one. Women make up 45 percent of nonprofit CEOs, and 73 percent of overall workers, but only 21 percent of nonprofits with budgets over …

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Once you know other possibilities are out there, you can’t un-know it and often this happens by traveling abroad. Sanjli Gidwaney, founder of the US chapter of Design for Change, has seen this firsthand by taking a group of students …

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While crowdfunding gives you access to a much wider audience for spreading your message and connecting with potential supporters, it can also put you at risk of diluting your message. With access to so many people, you need to make …

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AWARE decided to expand their current services to launch a Sexual Assault Centre so they set out to raise $30,000 in ten weeks. Jolene Tan, the Programs and Communications Senior Manager at AWARE, led her team in this effort.

To …

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