I love TED talks. They are so great to watch on a lunch break or between meetings and learn something important in a short time. So, I thought it would be fun for FUNdraising Fridays to curate some of my favorite TED Talks for fundraisers.
My first pick is this inspirational talk from Nancy Duarte. She demonstrates that the most famous speeches share a common structure that serves to set audiences on fire for your cause.
One reason that I love this TED talk is because Nancy is a distinguished alumna of my alma mater, The University of Southern Mississippi School of Mass Communication and Journalism. Southern Miss to the Top!
The content Nancy discusses in this talk applies to fundraisers because the formula she uncovered balances inspiration and current reality. It's therefore super-useful when you're making when you're making your pitch to donors and building your case for giving. So, in less than 20 minutes, Nancy will help you to improve your public speaking and storytelling skills, so that you can put together compelling proposals for your constituents.
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Jessica Cloud, CFRE
I've been called the Tasmanian Devil of fundraising and I'm here to talk shop with you.