July 26, 2018 | Storytelling
In 1922, Margery Williams published The Velveteen Rabbit. Perhaps this book sounds familiar due to its wide acclaim or, maybe, it infused your childhood dreams as a bedtime read. Either way, Williams’ message remains profound and salient today. Lying on the floor of a child’s bedroom, the Velveteen Rabbit asks the wisest nursery toy, the […]
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July 18, 2018 | Mythos Updates
When sending out surveys, you can now allow recipients to submit more than one response to the same survey. This is useful, for example, when you have a beneficiary that has received funds from more than one donor or scholarships and you want to report to each individual donor in a personalized way.
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July 11, 2018 | Storytelling
Impact stories are sacred works of art because they are the result of something that would not be without the generosity of a benefactor. The beauty of humanity lies within their intricate enfoldings, whether embellished or mundane, waiting to be revealed.
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June 29, 2018 | Storytelling
Reporting to your constituents with individually relevant beneficiary impact stories has a distinct and positive impact on donor engagement, intent to give, and actual giving. And in this day and age, the number and frequency of communications that donors and potential donors receive is truly mind boggling.
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May 25, 2018 | Mythos Updates
When creating a new survey, you can now preview the survey as you are configuring it without having to set the status of the survey to “Open”. This is useful since you don’t want someone to inadvertently access your survey before you are done completing and confirming its setup.
May 15, 2018 | Storytelling
Influencing propensity to give is critical if you want to increase donations. The science shows that infographics and statistics are not very effective in moving the needle. However, individually relevant impact stories delivered with the Mythos software will move the needle.
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April 27, 2018 | Storytelling
What does oxytocin have to do with impact stories? Research conducted by renowned neuroeconomist, Paul J. Zak, showed that oxytocin, sometimes called the “love hormone”, and cortisol, a hormone released during times of stress, increase the propensity for people to be generous.
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April 5, 2018 | Mythos Updates
The Mythos team has been busy working to create new features. You can now edit the response title when converting a response to a story and add “placeholder text” to any question on a survey. We also move the “Help & Support” link to the main navigation to make it easier to find.
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March 14, 2018 | Storytelling
The answer might surprise you. None of them ever wrote anything. The world has nearly 2.5 billion Christians and half a billion Buddhists. Socrates and Confucius developed the pillars of Western and Eastern philosophy respectively. How could we practice the teachings of these men if they never wrote a word down?
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February 15, 2018 | Using Mythos
One of the primary goals of Mythos is to make it easier for you to gather as many impact stories as possible. The idea being that the more stories you have, the more likely it is that you’ll have a story to tell to an existing or a prospective donor. These are the ways Mythos helps you do just that.
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