The Non-Profit Narrative

The Non Profit Narrative is designed to help non profits apply storytelling principles to their day to day operations and communications for maximum impact Applying the idea that all organizations have great stories to tell, Dan Portnoy encourages non profits to interpret fundraising and engagement through the perspective of storytelling This proven process has helped noThe Non Profit Narrative is designed to help non profits apply storytelling principles to their day to day operations and communications for maximum impact Applying the idea that all organizations have great stories to tell, Dan Portnoy encourages non profits to interpret fundraising and engagement through the perspective of storytelling This proven process has helped non profits raise millions of dollars, attract donors and make a profound impact for their cause.
The Non Profit Narrative The Non Profit Narrative is designed to help non profits apply storytelling principles to their day to day operations and communications for maximum impact Applying the idea that all organizations hav

  • Title: The Non-Profit Narrative
  • Author: Dan Portnoy
  • ISBN: 9780615599793
  • Page: 183
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “The Non-Profit Narrative”

    1. I loved this book. I thought it was *easy to read and understand*immediately applicable*chock full of great examples and resources. I looked up every resource at the end except the ones I have already subscribed to or read. What I love is that it's simple. It's easy to put into practice. But it also reframed some of the communications I already do. From this point forward, I will communicate organizational stories differently, and it's directly because I read this book. Other reviewers said he u [...]

    2. The basic idea behind this book is a very solid one that should become apparent to anyone: NGOs have to tell a story and they have to tell a bloody good one. Unfortunately this book is short, which would be fine normally but it also spends a lot of time talking about other non-profit elements that are only secondary to the narrative premise (such as how to set up your web or mailing list).There is good advice all around, though. I just wish it was filled with more real life examples instead of m [...]

    3. Being a storyteller, I appreciated Dan's call for more stories in nonprofits. Whether you're struggling or succeeding in your start-up, or you've been around for awhile and know a thing or two about gaining notoriety as a nonprofit, this book reminds us all that at the core what really matters is story - the good and bad, the not so pretty and the unbelievable. The public wants to know, and Dan will show you how to tell them.

    4. I worked in not-for-profit organizations for years, and this book offers practical and easily-implemented strategies for getting an NFP's mission and work noticed. It should be a must-read for marketing and development professionals, executive leadership and trustees,

    5. Compact, quick, useful, inspirational--everything it claims to be. Portnoy doesn't waste any time and simply hits on the needed reminders (many that I "knew" but needed to simply focus on) that help bring the important things to the surface. Thanks, Dan!

    6. Loved this book! And I frequently refer to the ideas Portnoy discusses in the book. It's a short, quick read, but the concept is huge. It's a very practical guide to storytelling for non-profits, and is packed with examples to connect to.

    7. Many movie examples here, but it's a great parallel to better understand the elements of story telling for non-profits through the clutter of campaign cycles, social media, and the new economy. Great read!

    8. Highly motivational with great practical tips on producing non-profit communications in a digital age. This book should be in every non-profit org's tool box.

    9. Loved it! Better than Cats!!Actually, I really did love it. Solid social philosophy without being heady followed by challenging but doable next steps and suggestions.

    10. Concise and useful advice for nonprofit organizations and development professionals. It is a bit basic for those who have experience with storytelling and perfect for those who don't .

    11. Книга дает хорошие советы и к тому же коротка. Для тех, кто уверен, что чувства нужна оставлять дома, она может оказаться настоящим кладезем идей. Основной тезис автора примерно таков: "Хотите для своей организации кассовых сборов -- станьте живым героем захватывающей истор [...]

    12. Interesante y conciso con consejos prácticos para las organizaciones no lucrativas. Varios tips sencillos, aunque tengas experiencia en comunicación, vale la pena recordar y aplicar varios principios que se mencionan en el libro.----Interesting and concise with practical advice for nonprofits. Several simple tips, even if you have experience in communicating, it is worth remembering and applying various principles mentioned in the book.

    13. Quick read and well written. Sparked some ideas, but the book itself does not delve in to much detail about how to best tell your story or provide many examples. If you already have good work content (stories), then this book will help you think outside the box a bit and question whether you are doing enough.

    14. A valuable lesson for sure, but perhaps better suited to a presentation or pamphlet. There was too much overlap between sections and chapters to keep my interest. Also, the book would have been greatly improved with a bit of attention from a copy editor and/or proofreader. There were numerous formatting mistakes and grammatical errors ("their" instead of "there" and similar).

    15. I found this book to be useless. I thought it was overrun with movie examples and I was unable to see how they related to nonprofits. It was lacking any real laying out or mapping out clear ways to construct a nonprofit's personal message. very disappointing.

    16. Short and sweetQuite a bit of obvious information but also goes very in depth about social media. Something I was not liking for when I started, but helpful none the less.

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