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Nonprofit Sustainability Through the Art of Storytelling
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8 Tips for nonprofit [& for profit biz] storytelling

8 Tips for nonprofit [& for profit biz] storytelling | Storytelling for Nonprofits | Scoop.it
What’s your story? Finding and telling an organization’s most compelling stories is always my first step in the consulting process.

 

Here are 8 great storytelling tips for any nonprofit or for profit business. It's all about how to find your stories.

 

There are plenty of articles on how to tell a really engaging story that moves people to action. But where do you get those stories from?

 

Follow these tips and you will soon have a wealth of stories to choose from!  I particularly like tip #6 -- Listen. Yes! So often this is left out of the equation. We are so busy thinking about the questions to ask and how to respond that we forget that the magic in evoking stories is simply to listen delightedly -- not critically.

 

And then tip #8 -- don't polish your stories too much. Well, keep them authentic but do clean them up a bit. There is no excuse not to have a well-crafted story. Not everyone on video is a good storyteller. And turning a recorded story into a well-written story takes crafting. My advice? Craft an awesome story while keeping it authentic --you want the person telling the story to be shown in the best light possible!


Via Karen Dietz
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7 Tips for Finding Stories in Your Organization -- Nonprofit or For Profit

7 Tips for Finding Stories in Your Organization -- Nonprofit or For Profit | Storytelling for Nonprofits | Scoop.it

Here are some tips on how you can elicit stories about your organization from colleagues, board members, donors, clients, grantees, and others.

 

Whenever I work with an organization, the toughest part is figuring out how to make storytelling a sustainable activity.  This article helps solve one part of the problem -- how to evoke & collect stories from your stakeholders.

 

Evoking stories is a skill. I've worked with plenty of organizations who have tried to collect stories and failed miserably because they did not know the specific techniques for evoking stories in others.

 

So thank you Thaler for these 7 tips! Follow them and you will evoke amazing stories from others.  These tips will make all the difference for you.


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Thaler Pekar's comment, January 21, 2012 10:30 AM
So glad you like this, Karen! Thank you for reposting.