Storytelling for Fundraisers

Storytelling in the context of fundraising is VERY different than storytelling in the context of trying to bring down a mastodon for the tribe. The story's about the donor.  In shockingly lucrative communication programs, the donor is the obvious hero. The organization plays a supporting role and yet few charities write this way. Learn how to be one of those few ... and succeed beyond your wildest dreams!

About the Presenter:

Tom Ahern is considered one of the world’s top authorities on donor communications. He is the author of four well-received books on the topic, with two more in the pipeline. Each year, he delivers dozens of workshops internationally. He spoke recently at conferences in New Zealand, the Netherlands, Belgium, Australia, and Italy as well as across North America. He specializes in applying the discoveries of psychology and neuroscience to the day-to-day business of inspiring and retaining donors.

He is an award-winning journalist. As a "message strategist," he's won three prestigious international IABC Gold Quill awards, all for communications campaigns which achieved phenomenal success.  He collaborates with Prof. Adrian Sargeant and psychologist Jen Shang on prototyping innovative new donor communications campaigns for PBS.