Ask Without Fear!® now in Chinese

Ask Without Fear-Chinese Cover

We are thrilled to announce that Ask Without Fear!® is now available in Chinese! Thanks to the tranlators at Shantz Language Services, people raising support in China and in Chinese speaking populations around the world will be able to read Ask Without Fear! in Simplified Mandarin. This Chinese translation of Ask Without Fear! joins the […]

The power of thanking and #npstoryconf

#npstoryconf the power of a thank you

Even though I’m currently doing fundraising trainings in Europe, I’m still basking in the glow of the Nonprofit Storytelling Conference in Seattle. An amazing experience I’ve probably been to hundreds of conferences. But this one was like no other. A couple hundred people came together to shape their nonprofit’s stories. Some were “communications” people; others […]

Is your nonprofit fundraising ask like Al Roker’s #Rokerthon?

Is your nonprofit ask like a #rokerthon?

Legendary weatherman Al Roker is attempting to set a Guinness record for the longest weather broadcast with a 34-hour weather report. 34 hours! For every hour of reporting, he gets a 5-minute break. You can watch the #Rokerthon live here. Does your donor feel like you’re subjecting her to your version of a #Rokerthon Al […]

[Guest Post] How to Overcome Objections in Scheduling Your Fundraising Solicitation Meetings

Nonprofit Fundraising Expert Andrea Kihlstedt

I’m a huge fan of Andrea Kihlstedt. She’s a true expert in fundraising – one that makes you feel smarter just by being around her. She’s the author of multiple books and the creator of the “asking styles” way of helping people ask in coordination with their hard wiring, not against them. She’s also done […]

Storytelling is for fundraising NOT for nonprofit marketing!

Shanon Doolittle on Storytelling at the Gates Foundation

I’m shocked at how people looking for solid fundraising tactics, simply blow off storytelling. It’s as though there is some cosmic organizational chart in the sky that has storytelling is on one side (the “marketing” side) and fundraising is on the other. Divorcing storytelling from fundraising will reduce your fundraising success! Even communicating research needs […]

Quick storytelling tip for nonprofit board members

Quick storytelling tip for nonprofit board members - The Power of Your POV

Being a nonprofit board member can be an exciting adventure. You’re part of something bigger than yourself, doing incredible work. But the joy tends to evaporate when you’re asked to talk about your nonprofit to your friends. My coaching clients often ask me questions like: “What do I say?” “Why would they care?” “What if […]

Get new donors with Facebook Ads?

Learn the power of Facebook ads for your nonprofit

Are you confused about Facebook Advertising and how it applies to your nonprofit fundraising? You know that your donors and prospects are on Facebook. Facebook ads are becoming a must in today’s pay-to-play Facebook model but where do you start? And how much do you have to spend to be effective? And how can you […]