July 14, 2024
February 24, 2018

[INFOGRAPHIC] The Elements of Effective Storytelling

Storytelling is such an important feature for those looking at new ways to market themselves. And for nonprofits, the opportunity to build a donor base using stories is evergreen. Let’s look at how you can take advantage of effective storytelling. In 2015 and 2016, the minds behind the annual giving holiday #GivingTuesday created #MyGivingStory, a campaign that aims to raise awareness by using storytelling as a marketing tactic. Project organizers analyzed the results from the […]
February 27, 2018

Step Away From the Plaque (And Get to Know Your Donors)

Recently, I found myself in a development team meeting with an age-old topic on the agenda: the annual stewardship plan. Our team leader for this meeting kicked off the conversation with a question: What would be the perfect stewardship piece to deliver to top donors this year? I listened for a moment as other members of the team began to share ideas and reminders of items used in past years. And then it hit me. […]
March 2, 2018

Why Cause Camp is Right for You (And Everyone Else)

Cause Camp is different from your run-of-the-mill conference, but you already know that. What you might not know is what makes it so different, and why Cause Camp is a conference for everyone, whether you work for a nonprofit or not. It’s super affordable We don’t want to run you dry with Cause Camp’s registration fee. The full two days costs just $299, and if you can’t make it in person, an online stream is […]
March 6, 2018

How to Maintain Relationships With Outsourced Staff

Sponsored by Jitasa Surely you’ve heard the overly cheesy “if you love something, let it go” parable. This may be sound advice when going through relationship troubles, but it should by no means apply to your decision making with outsourced staff. In fact, the opposite is usually true: if you love the work an outsourced staff member is doing, don’t let them go. Hold on tight, and maybe even consider the possibility of hiring them […]