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Storytelling

(Not So) Secret Formula: Right Major Donor, Gift, Time, Way, and Reasons

(Not So) Secret Formula: Right Major Donor, Gift, Time, Way, and Reasons

Certain key phrases stand the test of time because they are easily remembered and often help summarize complex ideas. Usually they are true, too! In the fundraising world, you’ll find no better example than the proverb that says: “Your goal is to ask the right person… for the right gift at the right time in the right way for the right reasons.” The Art of Biblical Stewardship Though often quoted by development professionals across the spectrum, these worthy ...Read more »
[VIDEO] See How FAME Increased Donor Giving by 89%

[VIDEO] See How FAME Increased Donor Giving by 89%

“We just crunched the numbers for end of fiscal year and saw an 89% increase in individual donor giving! I'm really excited about the new donors that we’ve been acquiring through appeals and conversations. We’re also excited to see lapsed donors and current donors continuing on or reengaging with FAME in a greater way…We are thrilled with what we’ve been able to do with Advocace!”      —Scott Schoberg, FAME Director of Developm ...Read more »
How to Help Major Donors Relate to Your Mission Through Stories

How to Help Major Donors Relate to Your Mission Through Stories

Stories help cement your donors hearts to your mission. Hearing about how your work and their dollars have impacted specific people in specific ways makes them want to be more involved. Watch this two minute video to hear more about how stories help your donors relate to your mission. You’ll also hear a story of one organization (FAME) who has seen how stories impact their Major Gift and Donor Communications programs. Comment below and let us know how your stories have impacted your dono ...Read more »
Year End Fundraising Success Tips

Year End Fundraising Success Tips

More than 75% of all donations made each year will be made between November 1st and December 31st. Are you and your ministry ministry prepared to do the right things to grow your income this fourth quarter? Your success or failure really depends on four critical factors: 1. Treat it like a campaign, not a “Christmas letter.” Direct mail is only one channel available to you. It’s arguably still the most productive channel. But when you send multiple carefully targeted emails ...Read more »
Storytelling: Your Secret Weapon

Storytelling: Your Secret Weapon

Great stories can make great things happen for your ministry.  But you can't wait for them to happen or for the stories you need to advance your work with donors, volunteers and the community to just come to you.  You must build a storytelling culture within your organization.  Find out how to take the first right steps to making that happen.

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