If you've ever thought that your non-profit needs more stories to share, you're not alone. Most of the clients and students I work with have shared this concern at one point or another. In some ways, I consider this to be the non-profit storytelling paradox. By that I mean, most organizations have an abundance of stories that illustrate the mission, demonstrate the communities passion, and show their impact in action. The on-going problem for most fundraising and communications professionals is identifying these stories and collecting them.
I recently saw a fantastic example of a story ask email paired with a public facing story form, so I thought I'd create a short video to show you these examples and why I think they work well.
Like I shared in this video, I think these are two easy tools that your organization can use to ask others to share their stories. If you need to create a story form for your community, be sure to watch this tutorial.
You can also check out my comprehensive guide to collecting stories here.
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