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Do donors remember the stories we tell?

We get questions. Like this one: Can my organization use the same story multiple times?

The answer is: Yes. And we do that. Occasionally. We tell the same story, especially a powerful one, in an appeal and newsletter a month or two apart, and also in a coordinating e-appeal. I’ve never once heard a client say, “We got a call from a donor who asked why we retold this story.”

Creativity isn’t just for creatives: Part II

The surest way to block creativity is to pretend you already know all the answers. So don’t. Instead, be a learner.

Creativity isn’t just for creatives: Part I

Be present. Learn from the creatures and created things that aren’t affected by the stock market’s peaks and plummets. See what they might have to say to you.

Watch your focus: Three copy traps that unintentionally exclude donors

Nothing separates donors from the outcome of their generosity faster than copy that either implies or directly states (even accidentally) that it is the organization that is doing the good work.

Will We Ever Learn?

Once upon a time, back when I was a naïve young copywriter, I didn’t know what I was missing by not using the word will more often, or with greater … Read More