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3 Writing Strategies That Will Help You Raise More Money

Wed, May 03, 2017 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

How confident do you feel about your writing? It's an important skill every non-profit professional should have at their disposal for fundraising. Writing that raises money is more for a science than an art, and this webinar will break down three important strategies that you can use in your writing... (continued)



5 Steps to Telling Better Non-Profit Stories

Wed, Sep 21, 2016 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Has your organization tried telling stories? Have your stories had the results you hoped for?

Stories are an excellent way for non-profits to raise money and build relationships with donors. But not all stories are automatically great. There are a few key things that non-profits can do to tell better stories... (continued)


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How to Tell Donors a Story in a Thank You Letter that Inspires Future Gifts

Wed, Dec 16, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Thank you letters are often donors' first impression of your organization. Does your thank you letter make a good enough impression to inspire a future gift?

During this webinar with Vanessa Chase Lockshin, you'll learn how to write a thank you letter that truly stand out by... (continued)

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The Storytelling Non-Profit Mini Master Class

Started 2015-07-09T18:00:00ZThursday, July 09, 2015 at 06:00PM UTC, lasted for about 1 hour

Not getting the results you want from storytelling? Join Vanessa Chase for a 1 hour Storytelling Non-Profit Mini Master Class.This class will give you in-depth insights on storytelling and how your non-profit can use stories to raise more money. During the class you will learn:

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Stewarding Online Donors - How Nonprofits Can Provide Outstanding Donor Stewardship Online

Tue, Sep 09, 2014 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Is your organization receiving more online donations?
Are you providing outstanding stewardship to your online donors?

If you answered no, then there's a good chance that you might be losing donors.

When you take great care of your donors by showing them... (continued)


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How to Tell Your Stories on Social Media

Tue, May 13, 2014 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

You know storytelling is an important tool in your nonprofit's fundraising and communication plan. You also know that social media offers a variety of opportunities to connect and communicate with your audience.

So why aren't we bringing more of our stories to social media?

Join Vanessa Chase from The... (continued)


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Telling Your Story Online – How to Tell Your Nonprofit’s Stories Online to Raise More Money with Vanessa Chase

Started 2014-04-24T20:00:00ZThursday, April 24, 2014 at 08:00PM UTC, lasted for about 1 hour

Are you under pressure to raise more money this year, but don’t know how you’re going to do it?

Are you frustrated by the fact that no one seems to know what your nonprofit does?

Do you wish more people knew about your organization’s important... (continued)

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Storytelling Workbook

Are you struggling to figure out how to tell your organization's great stories?
Look no further than our Storytelling Workbook to help you bring your organization's stories to life. This guided workbook will walk you through the full process of finding and developing the best story for your audience.

TaggedNon-profit storytellingcommunicationsNon-profit fundraising

Non-profit Audience Profile Worksheet

Improve the effectiveness of your organization's fundraising and communications by creating an audience profile.
An audience profile will help you create a clear picture of who you're talking to, what their life is like and what their desires and motivators are. All of that information will help you make more informed decisions when creating your next appeal or communication.


Why Knowing Your Audience Is Your Most Important Knowledge Asset

When it comes to nonprofit fundraising and communications, there's really only one tool that you need to have - an audience profile! You must know who you're talking to in order to be effective and achieve your goal.

This post will explain how you can put together an audience profile and... (continued)

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Amy Sample Ward

Amy Sample Ward is an author, facilitator, and trainer focused on leveraging social technologies for social change. In 2009, she co-authored Social by Social: A practical guide to using new technologies to deliver social impact, and has contributed to various other publications about social media. Her second book, Social Change Anytime Everywhere: How to... (continued)

Mazarine Treyz

Author of two five-star rated books (rated by Nonprofit.About.com), Get the Job, Your Fundraising Career Empowerment Guide, and The Wild Woman's Guide to Social Media. Also authored The Wild Woman's Guide to Fundraising. Popular website, WildWomanFundraising.com, gets 40,000 monthly visitors.

Coaches small nonprofits in how to fundraise and communicate more... (continued)

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A Year of Fundraising Success

Fundraising is hard enough. But trying to fundraise without a plan is nearly impossible. This ebook will guide you through the process of building an annual fundraising plan leveraging what your non-profit is great at while growing your revenue sustainably.

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States License.

The Sharing Entity offering such Paid Content hereby... (continued)

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The Storytelling Non-Profit

The Storytelling Non-Profit isn't just a name. It's a vision and a hope for our sector.

If we want donors to give more, we must first give them more. Developing robust and meaningful relationships with donors naturally gives rise to increased donor retention and giving levels over time. As fundraisers, it can be really easy to develop “asking... (continued)


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claire axelrad

Claire Axelrad, J.D., CFRE combines a rare blend of experience-based common sense gleaned from 30 years of senior management in the trenches with a singular ability to strategically position organizations to leverage support for today and tomorrow to her Clairification consulting practice. Claire’s work centers around seven clarifying principles that inspire... (continued)

Linda Lysakowski, ACFRE

Linda Lysakowski, ACFRE

Linda is one of just one hundred professionals worldwide to hold the Advanced Certified Fund Raising Executive designation. In her twenty-plus years as a philanthropic consultant, she has managed capital campaigns; helped dozens of nonprofit organizations achieve their development goals, and has trained more than... (continued)