The "Ask"SM Blog - Storytelling

March 19, 2015
by Diane Remin
Donors don't care what you need. They care about their impact. I had just finished presenting a workshop titled, "Opportunity Knocks: Major Gift Fundraising for Smaller Nonprofits." It covered the topics you'd expect: how to use donor research, setting up the visit, the case for support, making the "ask" and responding to, "Let me think about it." But I always add a segment about emotion driving individual giving, the power of storytelling to convey emotion and what donors want: to know they are having an impact.
October 15, 2014
by Diane Remin
Public companies have earnings calls. Why don't nonprofits have impact calls?  From Guidestar.org: "GuideStar's Impact Call is a revolutionary idea: to quickly and proactively provide results to constituents and begin a systematic dialogue that encourages data-driven decision making across the sector." Jacob Harold, President and CEO
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