Category Archives: Norma Cameron

Storytelling For Non-Profits: A Podcast Conversation

A month ago, a colleague suggested I have coffee with Marc Stoiber as he thought we’d have lots in common linked to the ‘power of story’.  So, I did and it was an amazing conversation, which led to him interviewing … Continue reading

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Report Confirms: It Takes A Whole Charity To Successfully Raise Funds

Thank you to those who contacted me in response to A Fundraiser Bill of Rights.  I had no idea it would create such a response – and uncover a wonderful report.  Read on… I received a note from Simone Joyaux … Continue reading

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Everything You Need to Know About that Fundraising Project…but were afraid to ask.

Over 20+ years of fundraising, I have been asked to write grant applications and funding proposals for operating grants, projects, corporate sponsorships, naming rights for buildings– sometimes as a ‘one off’ or as part of a capital campaign or a … Continue reading

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Confessions of an Unethical 9 Year Old Fundraiser

A Story of Cemeteries, Snowdrops and a Philanthropic Epiphany One of the golden rules of major gift fundraising is that before you ask others for donations, you should donate yourself.   Now that this has proven to be a successful step … Continue reading

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The Parachute Club…The Evolution of Planned Giving Committees?

As part of a workshop I taught a couple of years ago, I shared the story of the Parachute Club.  Afterwards, Lee-Anne Camlin, Planned Giving Officer at Lakehead University said she was interested in setting this up and asked if … Continue reading

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The Power of Legacy Stories: A Daughter’s Love

Why Gather Legacy Stories? If you’re interested in learning a little about why you should bother, why not read this true story…  The Phyllis Summerhayes Story While I believed that gathering and sharing legacy stories was important in honouring donors, … Continue reading

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Tips on Developing Your Mission Statement: Your Cornerstone Story

Your mission statement is often the briefest component of your Case for Support.  But its size shouldn’t dictate the time invested in getting it right.  In fact, if written with clarity and depth of meaning, it should be the most … Continue reading

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