I’m terrible with names. My wife Susannah blames me but I blame my hippocampus. If you are not familiar with the hippocampus, it’s the seahorse-shaped part of our brain that gives us episodic memory and relates our facts to our experiences. And mine is broken.
Our latest storytelling insights and Mythos software updates
Imitation is a key concept involved in the process of empathy, though it is sometimes also known as motor mimicry. It refers to your brain’s capacity to match the patterns of neural activity as perceived in another individual.
The words of a story are saturated with meaning thanks to the left and right cerebral hemispheres. These two halves of the brain are crucial for the telling and receiving of stories. While each hemisphere specializes in different functions, they work together with irreplaceable cohesion in an ever-evolving dance.
August 23, 2018 | Mythos Updates
You can now make a few essential edits to any image attached to a Mythos story. Often times photos received through surveys aren’t exactly the size you might need or aren’t cropped to really show the content that you want to highlight. You can now make those edits right from within Mythos.
In order to breathe life, which the donor most assuredly deserves to receive, into an impact report, we must turn our attention and energy to the craft and transmission of individual stories.
Occasionally, we find ourselves caught up in the belief that we must present a flawless exterior to the world. But when we are unwilling to be honest about the frayed edges of our own stories, we isolate ourselves from others.
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.
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.
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.
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.