Non-Profit Fundraising Expert Dan Portnoy Speaks at Ideation Conference

“Non-Profit Narrative” e-book Now Available for Free Download on Amazon for 24 Hours PASADENA, Calif., May 23, 2012 — Non-profit Fundraising consultant Dan Portnoy spoke at the Ideation Conference in Chicago recently as he taught seminar participants how to raise money for their causes by connecting emotionally with their audiences through the power of story, … Read More

Second Verse, Same As the First!

Two weeks ago at The Ideation Conference, I did something crazy. I gave away The Non-Profit Narrative: How Telling Stories Can Change the World for FREE. The result was a blitz of downloads (2507 at final tally and it ranked as high as #125 in the Kindle Library) but I heard from some that wanted to … Read More

1 + 1 = 3

This video of Ken Burns has been making the rounds this week. “We need to keep the wolf from the door. We tell stories to continue ourselves. We all think an exception is going to be made in our case and we’re going to live forever. Being a human is actually arriving at the understanding … Read More

The Non-Profit Narrative is Featured by Amazon, Price Reduced

The reviews continue to come in and yesterday the Non-Profit Narrative was added to the Hot New Releases list an di coming in at number 2!     Here’s some of the latest reviews: “You should buy a copy of The Non-Profit Narrative for yourself and everyone that you know that works at a non-profit.” – Tim … Read More

Non-Profits Could Raise More Money If They Told Better Stories

New Book, “Non-Profit Narrative,” Shows How to Increase Donations PASADENA, Calif.,  — Why do non-profit organizations fail to reach their fundraising goals? “Non-profits, including schools, churches and associations, fail to connect emotionally with their donors. They present dry bullet points of facts and figures, which don’t motivate people. They need to tell stories which intrigue … Read More

7 Questions with Charles Lee

Long time friend and idea-maker, Charles Lee has finally released his first book “Good Idea, Now What“.  Charles is a guy who has great ideas but he also is great at implementing them. Charles has been helping people around Southern California for years and now travels around the country coaching and consulting. I was able … Read More

A Few Recent Reviews

They say the best compliment you can give an author is to read their work and I’d say that’s true. But it’s even better when the reader likes it and tells you about it.  Here’s a couple reviews “Dan gives easy-to-read and easy-to-understand thoughts on developing your non-profit (or even personal) story, finding your audience … Read More

The Importance of Truth

If you haven’t already heard, This American Life spent an hour doing something they’ve never had to do before – retract a story about Mike Daisey. Obviously Ira Glass is an incredible storyteller and after Friday’s broadcast, he’s demonstrated his respect for the craft and for his audience – even if it makes him and … Read More

No! No! No!

Just heard this story from across the pond. Hammersmith & Fulham Council (H&F) agreed to cut its council tax bills, for the fifth year out of six, last night (Feb 29) and says the cut was partly made possible by local residents throwing away less, recycling more, dropping less litter and using the council’s website … Read More

Kelley James Talks with The Drop

  In this episode, Tiffany catches up with Kelley James at the world famous Troubadour in Los Angeles about life on the road, frequent flier miles and more. This episode includes the song “Perfect To Me” off of his EP “The Recent Future”. Download it today! Kelley on Twitter Purchase The Recent Future EP