Today I’m in Orlando, FL speaking at the Meals on Wheels Association of America conference. This is the first of many trips I’m making this fall to teach at conferences and workshops around North America. It also marks the end of a very restful summer. With Labor Day weekend coming up, I always find myself feeling nostalgic with a tinge of bitter sweetness as the summer comes to a close. I hope it’s been a fun season for you!
Today’s post is the 17th edition of the Non-Profit Storytelling Resource Round Up.
Every month I feature a list of curated storytelling resources from around the web. This month’s list is a fun combination of storytelling resources, tips for fundraising and other inspiration.
Interviews & Resources
On Wednesday, September 9 I will be hosting another Storytelling Non-Profit Lunchtime Hangout. Tune in for a great hour of learning and Q&A. This month’s topic is donor stewardship.
The Sponsorship Collective included The Storytelling Non-Profit blog on their list of 23 Fundraising Websites and Blogs Every Fundraiser Should Read.
Mary Cahalane wrote a very important post about empathy and fundraising.
I often get asked questions about ethics and storytelling, which I think is a wonderful discussion for fundraisers to have. I recommend reading the Center for Digital Storytelling’s write up on Ethical Practice.
Although this may seem morbid, it’s a good thing to know how to do. How to write a condolence note.
This has been a summer of reading for me. Lately I’ve been absorbed in memoirs and other nonfiction stories. They have provided me with new perspective on personal narrative. I highly recommend reading The Year of Magical Thinking and Zen Under Fire.