Seven Tips for Effective Storytelling

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Seven Tips for Effective Storytelling

Best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell popularized the idea that 10,000 hours of practice are necessary to become an expert or master in a chosen field of practice. Our chosen field of practice at donorworx is face-to-face fundraising, which we also like to think of as the art of storytelling. Who better to look to as a […]

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Dreams Come True

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Dreams Come True

We love hearing about the incredible people our World Changers meet while fundrasing and the memorable conversations that take place.  We had to share this touching story sent in by Campaign Leader Fazila, in Victoria, BC. A student stopped by our booth during the Christmas World Vision Campaign. He had finished High School, was in […]

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Ouch! I Hit a Wall!

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Ouch! I Hit a Wall!

I recently came across a story about an ultra-marathoner and endurance athlete named David Higgens. In the article, David shares his approach to mental toughness which he says is crucial to long distance running.  I connected with the article, because I often compare a fundraising campaign to a marathon. In fundraising, we must find strategies to keep going, despite the walls that […]

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Moving Beyond Excuses

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Moving Beyond Excuses

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbKkkZNwmN4] Excuses, excuses, excuses…. this video teaches us that where there is a will, there is a way! Part of our role as World Changers, is to help people to get past their excuses, allowing them to take action!

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1000 Children Sponsored is Reason to Celebrate!!

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1000 Children Sponsored is Reason to Celebrate!!

Break-out the sparklers!!!  Our donorworx fundraising team in Florida, got together to celebrate their milestone moment of providing hope of a better future for 1000 children in the World Vision US sponsorship program.!  When you stop to ponder on the incredible impact made on all the families this team helped, you will be filled with […]

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Tips to Talk About Anything with Anyone

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Tips to Talk About Anything with Anyone

Starting up a conversation with a stranger is an essential skill of a face-to-face fundraiser. Sometime it can be a bit stressful as we tend to worry about “What should I talk about?”, “What if there is an uncomfortable silence?” “What if we have nothing in common?” Campaign Leader, Laurie shared some very useful training tips […]

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Monday Morning Pep-Talk

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“Don’t be boring, create something exciting that will make the world a better place and don’t ever give up” are just some of the messages the Kid President Pep Talk video inspires viewers to accomplish.  The power of the positive self-talk is one of the best practices to help you work through challenging situations.  Pep-talks […]

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“Emotions are the Lubricants of Reason”

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“Emotions are the Lubricants of Reason”

The key take-away from the donorworx 2013 Christmas Campaign training, was the importance of connecting with donors emotionally. Emotion above anything else, triggers people to take action. Sarah Shaw, brought this important learning to light when she showed us a heartfelt video from the organization Paws for Hope, that tells the story of blind dog rescued […]

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