Uncover the source of your winning pitch.

All successful fundraising stories have a source.

A person, event, interaction, catastrophe or epiphany that drives the appeal.

These experiences have an unpremeditated authenticity, but they may be hard to fully uncover and express with the urgency you feel.

Whether you work for yourself or for an organization, Fundraising Story will teach you how to use your personal connection to the experiences behind the mission statement to give donors what they need to connect and give.

Fundraising Story teaches you how to craft a personal story  story that:

  • creates relatability by using the senses in your story rather than concepts

  • utilizes your personal experience as an entry point into your organizational story
  • allows donors to "be there" and feel for themselves why they should support your cause or mission


Fall 2017 Workshop Overview

September 20 :    Module 1 - Listening and Storytelling Method, Story Identification, 
Defining Audience

September 27:  Module 2 - Excavation, Crafting, Practice

October 4: Module 3 - Explore Case Studies, More Practice!

October 11: Module 4 - Present Story and Media Application, Trainer Review 

Fundraising Story presents an innovative mix of storytelling training, group practice, case studies, and real-world homework assignments to produce a useable story the moment your finish the course. Questions and answer sessions about everyday issues with applying for grants using story or identifying the best stories are part of the workshop.

You will learn: 

* How to find a story arc amidst all the real-life detail of your work
* How to convey the need of the person or people who benefit from your work
* How to seamlessly weave your story into the facts and information of your ask

* How to make a compelling connection between need and solution 

Praise from Amy Bach, Executive Director, 
Measures for Justice

"Narativ knows storytelling. But they also know how to teach people to tell theirs. Their trainers will find the emotional core, the story within your story, and get you to connect with your audience in a way no one else will. They transformed my pitches into winners and helped me attain my fundraising goals."

About Us

Jerome Deroy, CEO and Lead Trainer

Narativ, Inc. has been teaching listening and storytelling training for 20 years. 
It is our speciality. It’s what we do best.  

Jerome Deroy has been coaching start-up entrepreneurs and CFO’s in the art of storytelling for pitches and fundraising for the better part of a decade, helping them surpass their goals and move to the next level. He has led more than 1,000 individuals through training programs all over the world from household non-profit organizations such as UNICEF, and the Open Society Foundations, to single-issue ones like Measures for Justice, and local community-oriented organizations, like Queens Community House, to name a few. 

His passion is storytelling that leads to real-world solutions. 

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Fundraising Story is perfect for you if:

• you have a great idea, but it is abstract, and lacks emotional resonance

• you rely on data and analytics, and your presentations can be dry and complex

• you have a solid concept, but funders want to know more about the person who will make things happen

Our Clients

As fundraisers, we seek to find an avenue of connection with potential donors. Ideally, our story will speak for itself.  But often it doesn't land with the emotion and urgency we desire. Why is that? How do we build a compelling fundraising story that inarguably connects need to solution?

Course Price: $195

"Not your average course!" May 2017 Workshop Participant


Join our July 26th Webinar with Narativ CEO Jerome Deroy to learn more about the course.

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