Crowdfunding Success Depends on Great Storytelling

Crowdfunding success depends on great storytelling. And everyone has at least one story to tell. Were you ever hanging out with a bunch of friends and said, ”Hey guys, you gotta hear this great story”? That line will always catch everyone’s attention! Let me share with you a short story about the importance of storytelling.

A few years ago my wife and I were organizing a holiday event in Cyprus. There was a tremendous amount of logistics with the hotel, food, and transportation, and tons of other small details. It was a really difficult project as it was almost impossible to please everyone.

In the middle of the event, we get a call that the key speaker for that night cant make it. Now we have 30 minutes to somehow fill his show before dinner or else the guests are going to shoot me! Knowing that the news of no scheduled entertainment will trigger the guests into fits, my wife persuades me to go up to the stage and entertain the guests.

I knew she was right and that it was the only option, but my brain completely froze on me.

I looked at my wife with desperation, and she whispered into my ear: “Just tell them a story and make it as good of a story as possible.”

With my adrenalin running high and the inner panic button ready to go off, it suddenly hit me. I remembered a fantastic story my hilarious friend Joe told me a little while back, and I told it to the audience with as much fanfare as possible.

The guests were really into the suspense and the humor of the story! And thank God they were more than satisfied with the entertainment. For the rest of the night, I kept getting pats on my back from all the guests on what a great story I entertained them with.

At the end of the day, people connect with people.

The two main factors that people look for in nonprofit storytelling are authenticity and vulnerability. It’s this process of putting it all out there is what builds trust and bonding between donors and organizations.

YouHelp Authenticity
People have a natural desire to connect to something bigger than themselves.

People are looking for that special project that resonates with them, because it connects with something personal that they went through. A highly effective crowdfunding story reaches out and grabs a person by the heartstrings and says, this is the opportunity that you were looking for.

Before you set out to crowdfund, you must ask yourself the following questions.

Am I comfortable with telling my story? How vulnerable am I willing to be in order to connect with others? Do I deeply believe in the positive impact of what I would like to create? How good am I at sharing my past achievements with others? These are the questions to ask yourself before you start to crowdfund.

Every nonprofit has a story to tell.

Just as every person has their own story, so do nonprofits. The story behind the founding father. The story behind the drive and ambition of self-sacrifice to help others who are less fortunate. Your story is your key to your fundraising treasure chest.

When you tell your story with authenticity, it allows your donors to relate to you and want to form a relationship with you. That’s why crowdfunding success depends on great storytelling!

And if you think you can use some help with any of the above issues, then a YouHelp.com crowdfunding coach just might be what you are looking for. Once your story is ready to be shared, we will work together with sharing your story on social media channels like Facebook and Twitter.

To schedule a meeting with a crowdfunding coach to see if your ready to crowdfund with a coach send an email to support@youhelp.com

Stimulus for Good, a YouHelp.com Initiative!

Stimulus for good, a YouHelp.com initiative: Join us as we embark on our project to help rebuild the lives of our loved ones.

Millions of Americans will soon be getting another round of emergency stimulus funding. And for many people, these funds will come as a true life saver. Some people will use the money to fill up their food pantries. And for other families, these funds will help pay the rent, mortgage, or other vital utilities.

However, many Americans were blessed to financially survive this pandemic with little negative effects.

So before you run out and buy something you may or may not need, I would like to suggest another option.

How about giving a portion of the funds to charity?

There are many benefits to giving to a charity. And there is probably no better action that one can do to build up self-esteem than helping others. At the end of the day, the mere fact that you have made a positive impact in another person’s life has made that day worthwhile.

Are you existing or are you really alive? Ask yourself if you are growing as a person.

There is no better sign for all living organisms than growth. The fact is, you are only really living when you are growing. When one makes space in their heart for someone, they create room for new light to enter their life. By assisting someone who is in desperate need of funds, you are, in effect, sharing the breath of life.

So, if you are open to the option of sharing a part of your check or, if you are feeling very generous, most or all of your check, here are a few ideas of who you should give to.

First and foremost, you should look to your family.

As the saying goes, blood is thicker than water. Even if you haven’t spoken in years or even you had a past fallout, now is the time to look past that and rise to the occasion of greatness.

Don’t for a second believe that just because they say all is well, that it’s really is true.

If your family member lost a business or job due to the pandemic, chances are they are struggling financially. Perhaps you have relatives that need to add extra medical attention due to the pandemic. It could very well be that they can use the funds to help cover those costs.

Many family members may be too proud to accept the money, so try offering it as a long-term loan. Another option is to find a mutual friend or relative to help convince family members to accept the gift.

It is so easy to judge people in a negative way. However, today I dare you to try something new. Judge people and specifically these family members in a positive light. If there is a rift, try to find a reason that shows perhaps whatever caused the issue was completely not as you thought but much more innocent.

Stimulus For Good, A YouHelp.com Initiative!
Stimulus For Good, A YouHelp.com Initiative!

If you are satisfied that there are no family members in need of your help, turn to your friends. As the saying goes, friends are family that we choose for ourselves. Here, if you used your charitable funds to mend a broken relationship, the positive impact would be even more valuable.

Make sure to give the funds with tact and add a good word or two.

You can come out of this as a big winner on so many fronts. So, plan your giving by making sure that your act of giving does not unintentionally embarrass anyone.

If family and friends are all in good standing, I highly suggest that you scroll through some very important campaigns on our YouHelp.com crowdfunding platform.

As a crowdfunding coach, I know many of these selfless individuals working so hard to spread light and hope throughout the world.

My final suggestion to you today is to share your story.

The inspiration from your story of kindness can help motivate others to follow in similar footsteps. Stimulus for Good is an important YouHelp.com initiative! Use your Facebook and Twitter account to broadcast the positive action to encourage others. As Americans, we can show the world what true value social media has when used as a tool to spread good deeds.

Finally, if you have an inspirational story of a positive act that was accomplished through the stimulus checks, please send it to support@youhelp.com, so that we can share it on our social media channels.