Learn how to fundraise and connect with donors by telling better stories. During these podcasts, you'll learn how to tell more engaging stories from various presenters from the Nonprofit Storytelling Conference.
Attention Focused Fundraising
How do you win the attention of your donors in an overloaded world?
In this podcast, Ian Adair tells you how to use storytelling to break through the noise and gain your donor's attention. You'll also discover how to use stories to deliver value to your donors.
Using Storytelling to get more Grants
Wouldn't it be nice to know what the best story is to tell in your grant applications?
In this podcast, Diane Leonard shares some of her grant writing techniques, and how she's been able to secure over 61 million dollars in grants. You'll learn the 5 "R's" of grantwriting, and the secret to inspiring grant makers with your stories.
Storytelling with Donor Data
Is donor data dull?
Did you know that donor data has the power to make your fundraising easier? If you know the stories donors are telling you through their data, then you'll be able to be more strategic.
In this episode, Sam Laprade introduces you to the exciting world of donor data. She also shows you the storytelling power that's locked up in your donor database.
Creating a more compelling special event using stories
Why do some special events raise more money than other events? In this podcast, you'll meet Samantha Swain and Kristin Steele. They'll talk about raising money at special events and how to better engage donors. You'll learn how to choose the ideal client story. You'll also learn where in the schedule to put the fundraising portion of your event - Hint - it's not where most people schedule it. Listen to this podcast so you can start raising more money at your next event.
Story gathering, brain science, and why donors give with their hearts and not their brains.
It can be hard to get great stories to share with donors. In this episode, you'll discover strategies and techniques for gathering the best stories to engage donors. You'll learn powerful interviewing techniques. And you'll also learn how our brains react to stories and why donors give with their hearts and not with their heads. Join Rachel Bearbower, Chris Davenport, and Leah Eustace as they talk about why storytelling is such a powerful fundraising tool.
Turning your org-based plan into a donor-centric plan
Aimee Sheridan, founder of A Sheridan Company and Chris Davenport discuss how to bring the story back into your plan when acronyms have taken over.
Most of us have created and been part of creating a plan full of acronyms and checklists that take hours to create and then sit on the shelf. Chris and Aimee discuss how organizations can turn their org-based plan into a donor-centric plan and why having the donor in mind will help organizations internalize their plan and more importantly use it.