It’s hard to believe that this is the 20th volume of my monthly round-up of storytelling resources. Each month I love sharing resources that have inspired me with you. This month there is a wealth of great information for storytelling in my round-up. Enjoy!
Interviews & Resources
Registration for The Storytelling Non-Profit Virtual Conference is now OPEN! This is my favorite event of the year. And this year, we have a terrific line-up of speakers for this FREE 3 Day online conference.
Last November I was interviewed on the Driving Participation Podcast (one of my favorite non-profit podcasts) about fundraising on the news cycle. This is a different way to approach storytelling – one that ties your non-profit’s work into current social narratives. And – it’s effective!
I was honored to be named one the 64 Fundraising Blogs You Should Be Reading in 2016.
My friend, Sheena Greer, wrote a widely talked about article – A Moving Train: Neutrality in Fundraising. In the article, Sheena references a conversation that we had about the importance of aligning our personal values with our workplace values. This is such an important topic that I hope gets more air time in 2016.
I recently read The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion (which I highly recommend!), and I was pleasantly surprised to stumble across this trailer of a documentary about her life telling stories.
Women tell their stories about what it’s really like to have HIV. This was from an event produced by The Moth – a non-profit that produces live storytelling events around the US. If you haven’t been to one before, add it to your bucket list.
When the “Narrative” Becomes the Story. I found this NYT article fascinating. If you’re following the U.S. presidential race politics (let’s be honest – who isn’t?), you’ll enjoy this read.
Email is a great medium for storytelling and fundraising. But what do you need in order to have an effective email program at your non-profit?
Last year I read Anais Nin’s diary from the time of her affair with Henry Miller. It was salacious to say the least! My interest in writer’s lives is never ending and more recently I came across Henry Miller’s 11 Commandments of Writing and Daily Creative Routine.
[author_image timthumb=’on’]http://www.thestorytellingnonprofit.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/VanessaChase15Apr2014-1-3198817584-O.jpg[/author_image] [author_info]Vanessa Chase Lockshin is the President of The Storytelling Non-Profit. Vanessa is a seasoned fundraiser who has raised over $10 million for charitable causes. Vanessa’s specialty is helping organizations improve donor communications and stewardship through storytelling. She’s a frequent speaker at non-profit conferences and a sought-after teacher. [/author_info] [/author]