Long flights. Streets filled with bicycles, buses, and oxcarts. Gracious families. Familiar hymns. Bright smiles. These are snapshots of my experiences traveling across the country and around the world to gather resource for donor reports, fundraising appeals, and newsletter articles. Whether your nonprofit is changing lives locally or internationally, well-told stories can convert skeptical prospects into generous donors who are eager to fund new projects.
Most people who work for a ministry or nonprofit organization are there for reasons other than money and perks. Many feel a sense of calling about the ministry’s vision or mission statement. They are passionate about making a difference, being part of a solution, easing pain, transforming culture, saving the world.
In fact, sometimes they are SO passionate about their cause, they assume that everyone else is too! The need is so obvious to them that they forget that it’s not that real to other people, people with other priorities. They don’t realize how important it is to tell the story over and over again, in order to re-inspire their current followers and constantly attract new donors and volunteers.
That’s how LifeLines can help. Through effective appeal letters, encouraging ministry reports, sensitive social media, clear web pages, compelling newsletter articles, and well-written news releases, we can connect your mission with people who haven’t yet heard your story. Together we can changes lives. Contact LifeLines for the professional story-sharing help your nonprofit needs.
Or visit the Nonprofit Writing category for stories about other nonprofits and how they partnered with LifeLines to make a difference.
- Living Springs Community Church
- Providence Life Services (senior services)
- Bible League International (Bibles and church planting)
- Cary Christian Center (poverty relief)
- Fundraising appeal to raise money for senior healthcare
- Fundraising appeal for a ministry in rural Mississippi, designed to look like a personal email
- News release for new church plant
- Program for a benefit concert by Sarah Van Drunen
- Grant proposal—Fresh, filtered water: a business plan for bringing new life to Pakistan
- New website for Living Springs Community Church
- Facebook page for Living Springs Community Church
“Melanie worked on several projects for our organization, and on each one she delivered an outstanding product, on time, and for a very reasonable price. I highly recommend her!”
“You did it—thanks so much! We are ready to go. Thanks so much for all your hard work on our newsletter. Hopefully the next one will be easier. Thanks again, and blessings.”
“Melanie is not only an excellent, thoughtful designer, she also brings a variety of other skills to the table. She writes and communicates well and is a careful listener, making sure she understands all aspects of a project. She cares deeply about her work and the people she works with. But there’s more: Melanie is a good teacher and presenter. She organizes her material well and expresses herself clearly and succinctly. I highly recommend Melanie for practically any important design, copy, or communications project.”