Hello, my name is Lyssa.

Lyssa Schmidt

Lyssa Schmidt Writing Services offers professional writing with a cause. I specialize in working with nonprofits
to meet fundraising goals through effective story-telling. My favorite scenario is working with an organization
who is so overwhelmingly excited about their impact, and uncovering stories to bring the cause to life.
Bottom line, when we work together — my purpose, is sharing yours.

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Effective Development Director

Essential Steps for Becoming an Effective Development Director

As the development director of a small or medium-sized nonprofit, it’s likely that a lot of the fundraising goals and donor management tasks rest in your hands. As you’re aware, there are a variety of areas you can look for funding — individual donors, major gifts, corporate sponsors, grants. The struggle is, when targeting any […]


Effective Major Giving Strategy Fuses Story-Telling, Strong Communication

Creating and maintaining sustainability for your organization is something that takes time. Adding an effective major giving strategy to the bunch can help add fuel to the fire — however, this approach is also something that takes, you guessed it, time. When considering your list of past donors, it’s likely there are a number of […]