Tag : nonprofits

7 years, 6 months ago Comments Off on Powerpoints: Less is More. None Better?
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What do The Spice Girls have in common with Microsoft Powerpoint? Both came of age in the 1990’s. They attracted loyal fans. But even the best of fans in an audience can shut down on your song or your story, given too much of anything. Teen angst is a fickle message. Powerpoints are equally a fragile means of messaging. Think of […]

Giving Thanks To Donors and Friends
7 years, 6 months ago Comments Off on Giving Thanks To Donors and Friends
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Happy Thanksgiving. And thank you for checking in with Charitable Words. Thanks for being here today, and always. We’re in the business of helping nonprofits, causes and communities  “shape concise, convincing messages and get them to the right audiences.” There are two words in one of the most important messages you will send to supporters, donors and […]

Your Story Matters:   Work To Tell It Well
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In a previous post, Charitable Words explored fast pitches, three-minute opportunities to get your message across to a panel of judges for monetary prizes — and an audience of potential supporters and funders even if your organization does not emerge a winner or finalist. Charitable Words introduced you to Lori Jacobwith, a Minneapolis-based fundraising coach […]

So Much to Say, So Little Time
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I’ve endured my share of hours-long presentations featuring 60-slide powerpoint decks and tedious monotone speakers. In my world, that’s when I get my calendar organized, appointments made and tweets sent about the mysterious chicken on my plate. Mercifully, a trend has emerged that understands our time-starved lives and attention-deficit culture. You may have seen or […]