Gain Inspiring Stories of Your Members

Inspire Generosity

What are your members' giving stories? How do you better engage your members with stories? How can you use your members stories in your programs and your outreach?

GreatNonprofits, a website with more than 300,000 stories about nonprofits, is helping giving networks collect and showcase their members’ giving stories.  Your members’ stories can help you inspire and recruit more members.  They also can inspire greater giving to your nonprofits and local community.

Benefits to Donor Networks:

  • Get stories of your members and why they give.

  • Get useful templates and gain valuable recommendations on how to use stories in your programming and member engagement.

  • Gain promotion of your giving network on GreatNonprofits.org.

Inspiring Generosity:

In order to unlock billions of philanthropic dollars, the philanthropy sector needs more donors to tell their stories of giving. 

 

It takes jut 3 minutes to answer these guiding questions: What inspires you to give? What is one nonprofit that you’ve given to that’s special to you? What have you gained through that giving experience? What surprised you about that experience? How has being part of this giving network changed you? 

Sharing Stories:

You will receive all the stories submitted by your members. You can use the stories are you wish - on your website, social media, events, or newsletters.

 

Your member’s stories will also be featured on the GreatNonprofits website for your local city.  GreatNonprofits.org is the largest storytelling platform to inspire and inform donor with nearly six million annual users looking for great organizations.

Watch all the stories shared by generous donors like you!

It's Easy to Participate!

Introduce the Storytelling Project at an in-person event

Introduce the Storytelling Project to your members via email

Participate in a post-project survey

Your members can opt to participate or not. If they want to participate, they can opt to share their story only with others in your giving circle, or share stories online at www.GreatNonprofits.org

Sample Messages:

Feel Free to Make it Your Own!

Mention at Events

You--as a giving network member-- have the power to both raise the visibility of our group and inspire others to give.

 

We’re excited to partner with GreatNonprofits on a project supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to collect and spread stories of giving. 

It only takes 3 minutes. Answer a few short questions about what inspires you to give. Look for an email from us later with the link, and share your story!

Introduction Through Email

Subject Line: Inspire others to give, share your giving story by January 31st


Dear [MEMBER'S FIRST NAME],

You--as a giving network member-- have the power to both raise the visibility of our group and inspire others to give.

 

We’re excited to partner with GreatNonprofits on a project supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to collect and spread stories of giving.  

 

It only takes 3 minutes.

 

Simply answer a few simple questions like what inspires you to give at [INSERT URL] by January 31st.

Your story will be published and inspire others to give on the GreatNonprofits website.  (You also have the option to share your story privately with us.)

We’re eager to hear your story! Thank you for being part of this community!

And feel free to contact our marketing specialist, Man-Chi if you have questions or comments at manchi@greatnonprofits.org

 

PS - you will get an email at the end of each month with any stories your members have submitted!

Why Stories? Why Now?

In order to unlock billions of philanthropic dollars, the sector needs insights on the impact of storytelling on donor behavior. We believe stories make a difference in inspiring and informing donors and their giving decisions.

GreatNonprofits.org is the largest storytelling platform to inspire and inform donors. With

nearly 300,000 first-hand stories from across 30,000 nonprofits, GreatNonprofits inspires nearly six million annual users looking for great organizations making a difference.

Sharing Outcomes

In addition to sharing our Donor Insights with Giving Network partners, we will disseminate findings to 30,000 nonprofits, local media, and the Greatnonprofits.org network of 20,000 self-identified individual donors.

Our goal is to empower sector leaders to leverage our insights in their respective marketing communications and programming efforts. We will produce deliverables including at least 6 templates, 2 webinars, 4 blog posts or blog posts, and in-person presentations to inform our

partners and disseminate our findings across the sector. (In addition, we will provide Giving

Networks with respective member giving stories survey results.)

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