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20 pages tagged with Storytelling:

  • A story that wakes you up in your career by Lizzie Carter If emotional responses raise money, then fundraisers need to think about the last story that genuinely ‘woke them up in their career’ and made them feel something.
  • CDE project 12: inspirational creativity by The Commission on the Donor Experience This project will seek to define both the potential and the desired standards for creative endeavour and also to define the ethical dilemmas around creative messaging with a view to improving understanding of what donors might find acceptable and unacceptable.
  • CDE project 18 section 2: the approach to compiling case examples by The Commission on the Donor Experience Content outline.
  • CDE project 18 section 3.3: action 4 - tell your mission story by The Commission on the Donor Experience All fundraisers are aware they need to tell stories well so they can convey quickly in a way that engages people. Now it is even more important to spend time to understand how to tell powerful stories
  • CDE project 6 section 5.1: a communications practitioner’s view of emotion in fundraising. by Mark Phillips How should emotion be used in practical ways across all channels to enhance the donor experience? Can better use of emotional storytelling, as opposed to ever more persistent asking, really improve the donor experience, and if so, how?
  • Children’s Wish Foundation: the power of a story by SOFII All nonprofits need to tell stories. Through storytelling you will build deeper connections with your supporters and, ultimately, raise more money for your cause.
  • Collecting stories from your donors by Simone Joyaux Do you ever ask donors for their stories? Nonprofits have access to a crucial resource and it’s a fundraiser’s role to tap into it. 
  • Do we really need another book on storytelling? Part 2 by Bethan Francis Click here to see more thoughts and opinions on Ken Burnett’s Storytelling can change the world from Bethan Francis in the UK and Rory Green in Canada. Just a little trailer: you can’t make important change if you aren’t an expert teller of stories.
  • Hope not hopeless by Charlie Hulme Back in 2010, the plight of 33 miners in Chile was an international sensation. We were all gripped by the suspense: would the rescue attempt succeed, would they survive…? It wiped from our newspapers and television screens the devastating floods in Pakistan, described by the UN as the greatest humanitarian crisisin recent history. How could this happen? Charlie Hulme explains in his second article on storytelling.
  • How much is a good story worth? by Michael Rosen How much is a good story worth to a fundraiser? A lot says Michael Rosen. Here he gives you seven ideas on how you can make your stories powerful tools to raise lots more money for your organisation.
  • Humans of New York: the power of storytelling for social fundraising by Laura Croudace Humans of New York has been a stunning example of community engagement through social media and a demonstration of the power of storytelling since its launch in 2010. And now, it is also a model for crowd funding.
  • Ministry of Stories: Hoxton Street Monster Supply Store by SOFII Fiendish fun in this creative shop that raises funds for the children's writing and mentoring centre on the same premises that is accessed through a secret door. 
  • Reader knowledge, real voices, great stories and big points of view by Elizabeth Loudon Writer Liz Loudon shares the difference between really writing to move donors, or just typing.
  • Relationship Fundraising ignited – why it’s relevant today by Richard Turner In the first of a new series, Richard Turner asks if the book is still relevant in today’s world and what lessons it has for current fundraisers? 
  • Richard Turner’s great story by Richard Turner Richard Turner's advice for all fundraisers is to have a great story to tell. And the place to start looking for it is among all the people who benefit from the cause you fundraise for.
  • S.A.L.V.E International: motorbike May appeal by SOFII A simple idea that any small charity could do to help them share the stories of the impact they have more widely and to raise money for something that they urgently need.
  • Sense’s magical Christmas: a special appeal from Teddy by SOFII This great exhibit from Sense proves that direct mail isn’t dying - it isn’t even ill. Instead it is thriving and if used properly will achieve great results for your charity.
  • Synecdoche, synecdoche…we all fall down by George Smith George again takes up the baton for fine writing. Or does he when he encourages you, the fundraiser, to grab the word ‘synecdoche’.? What in the name of sanity is that?
  • UNESCO: Empowering Local Radios with ICTs by Sue Kershaw An immersive digital story-telling experience which shows the transformative power of local radio in Africa and really connects the target audience with the impact of the project.
  • Why I am not a fan of welcome packs by Margaux Smith  ‘They spent my entire first month’s gift on this stupid pack and I don’t really feel thanked at all’.