It’s been an exciting few weeks around here! My new book The Storytelling Non-Profit starts shipping this week and I’m so excited to share it with you. I’m also taking off to speak at the Horizon’s National Conference as well as the ADRP Canada Workshop in Mid-April. I’ll be at Maeve’s Fundraiser Meet-up in Toronto on Thursday, April 21. If you’re in the neighborhood, I’d love to meet you there!
Interviews and Resources
Want to read an excerpt of my upcoming book? Bloomerang has the inside scoop and featured a special expert from the book.
Using the Power of Storytelling to Run a Successful Peer-to-Peer Campaign – a guest post I wrote for npENGAGE.
I had the pleasure of being interviewed on Steve Boland’s Next In Nonprofits podcast. We had a great conversation about fundraising and communications in the digital age and how non-profits can engage their audiences using stories.
3 Ways to Use Stories to Provide Donors with Better Stewardship – a guest post I wrote for What Gives Philanthropy.
More Storytelling Tips
I’m a huge fan of Podcasts and I recently came across this one called, A Non-Profit’s Guide to Video Marketing on YouTube. Considering that YouTube is the second largest search engine in the world (second to Google), it is a huge opportunity for non-profits to share their expertise and build a bigger audience.
GrantSpace has a free online workshop this Thursday, April 7th called How Digital Storytelling Can Further Non-Profit Goals. I’ll be tuning in!
5 Ways for Nonprofits to Tell an Ethical Story via Nonprofit Quarterly.
I loved reading this interview on Telling Women’s Stories to Drive Change.
How Will Tracking Outcomes Help Your Organization’s Story? This a great post and discussion on the npENGAGE blog.
Food For Thought
Do you think being called “too emotional is an act of oppression? Maybe you should think about it. Reading this article a few weeks ago was so important for me. If you’re on my newsletter list, you know that I frequently write about things that are happening in my personal life. There have been a few times when people have written back to me to 1) tell me that I’m being unprofessional or 2) try to shame me for being me. I’ve always believed that it’s important for me to show up as my whole self in all aspects of my life. There’s no “work Vanessa” versus “personal life Vanessa.” There is just Vanessa. I realize that this dilemma is not unique to me and I hope that this article provides you with some new perspective and empowerment to be you.
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