It’s hard to believe that it’s June already! With the year nearly half over, I always find myself taking pause to reflect on how things are going so far. I also find the summer to be an incredibly productive time, partly due to the fact that I travel less. I hope the first half of 2016 has been great for you!
Interviews & Resources
Registration for The Storytelling Non-Profit Master Class opens next week on Wednesday, June 15th! Through teaching this class, I’ve had the honor of working with over 60 non-profit organizations on their storytelling efforts. It’s been amazing to see their results and hear about their successes since taking the class. I’m very excited to welcome a new cohort of students to the class this summer.
I was honored to be included on this list of 36 Marketing Blogs Your Non-Profit Should Start Reading Today
How to Get Donors to Fall in Love With Your Cause – an interview I did on 4aGoodCause
More Storytelling Tips
Seizing the Opportunity to Tell Our Story – I enjoyed reading this post because it talks about storytelling for a foundation perspective. Specifically, how foundations can tell their stories.
Storybanking and Photobanking – A great post over on NonprofitMarketingGuide.com
The Science Behind Why Stories Work for Campaigns – The smart folks at Fission Strategy wrote this post to discuss why stories are effective for advocacy campaigns. There’s also some applicability to fundraising and donor communications.
Illuminations of the Storyteller – Since college, I’ve been a huge fan of Walter Benjamin’s work in critical theory. Reading The Arcades Project radically changed my understanding of culture. Reading this article was equally amazing. I found it fascinating to think about storytelling as a way to turn information into wisdom. I plan to write a longer post about this in the coming weeks.
What Lean In Gets Wrong – How I Balance a Career, Marriage, and Parenthood – I LOVED reading this article for so many reasons. I’ve always found Lean In to be complicated for a number of reasons, and I think this article does a wonderful job addressing these complications and talking about a better way to manage it all (Hint: feminism).