Author Archives: jclements

Happy Holidays from Impact

As we look back on 2017, the entire team at Impact Communications feels so fortunate to have been a part of the important work happening locally, nationally, and around the globe . . . To protect our environment and its … more

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Planning Ahead for the Bridge Conference

The Bridge Conference is fast approaching. As a planned giving specialist, it may come as no surprise to you that I like to plan ahead – I’ve made a career of it. Since I have already scoped out all the … more

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Notes from AWP: Creative Writing Advice for Fundraisers

I recently traveled to Minneapolis to attend the annual Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) Conference. More than 12,000 literary writers, editors, publishers, and educators converged for four days of readings, panel discussions, workshops, and networking events. Much of … more

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Gather Your Stories Where Ye May Fundraisers!

For most of us, the greatest fundraising stories aren’t likely to find us in our office. They’re out there in the world–and it’s through talking to people, hearing their passions and goals, that we have a greater chance of discovering … more

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It’s the little things in a story that can make all the difference. We mean that literally: a narrow focus and eye for detail can help a story resonate with its audience. The Impact team developed this snazzy little poster … more

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