I know your fall is booting up big time—on right-now to-dos, end-of-year campaigns and thinking/talking on what to do differently and better next year. Same here, and for our client orgs.
But—thanks to pulling myself away from work for a much-needed sabbatical—I’m seeing what’s ahead for me and Getting Attention.org far more clearly than ever before.
Now, two months later, I’m back to work and focused on bringing my new professional vision to life. That’s:
- Finding a way to keep doing what I love (that stays put—guiding nonprofits like yours to build & strengthen relationships with donors, volunteers and more, via marketing & communications);
- While making enough money to co-support our family (no change there); BUT…drum roll here
- Shifting my decision-making framework to center on family, friends and the issues that mean the most to me.
Yes you can—Find, Shape & Share Stories that Activate Your Supporters. Join me on October 1 in NYC. But register right now. Just a few seats remain.
In the competition for attention, connection and action, CHOOSING WHAT TO TALK ABOUT and HOW is one of the most powerful marketing methods your nonprofit has. But many organizations leave this game-changer undeveloped or overlooked altogether.
That’s where the right stories come in, and they have far too much potential to ignore! So don’t . Instead…
Join me for this intensive (but totally fun!) hands-on workshop, Wednesday, October 1 in New York City. In just three hours, you’ll finish with a draft story ready to use, and the skills and tools to create more!
Register right now. Just a few seats left.
Andy Robinson provides training and consulting for nonprofits in fundraising, board development, marketing, earned income, planning, leadership development, and facilitation. Along with training people to raise money,
Andrea Kihlstedt writes, speaks and coaches about campaign campaign fundraising.
Do you dream of a board composed of wealthy people with wealthy friends, people who are fearless about asking those friends for big gifts?
Unless you’re very lucky (and these types of boards come with their own challenges), that’s not your board. So, looking beyond that fantasy, what’s your Plan B?
How about a board filled with committed people who give as much as they can, and who tell your story in a deeply personal and compelling way?
Guest blogger, Dennis Fischman left a senior management position at a nonprofit organization to found Communicate! Consulting.
We love talking with friends. We hate going to meetings. Why?
Too often at meetings and conferences, we’re listening to people we don’t know, talking about an agenda that doesn’t matter to us.
With friends, we can share not only thoughts and plans, but hopes and dreams–the things that make us get out of bed in the morning–the things that make us human.
If only we could invite people to bring their whole humanity to the conference room. But how? Ask these three questions.