Tomorrow, I start teaching a two-webinar series on nonprofit storytelling. This Thursday (4/26/12), I’ll explain how to tell good nonprofit stories, and next week (5/2/12) we’ll work through editing some real stories submitted by participants. Want to join us? Grab an All-Access Pass and you are in!
Kathy Swayze is a great nonprofit storyteller — it’s the core of her consulting business at Impact Communications. I recently interviewed Kathy to get some of her favorite tips on how nonprofits can tell better stories.
Just a few of Kathy’s tips:
- Get up from your desk. The story won’t come to you.
- Ask program staff to share moments when they were personally touched or an otherwise memorable moment.
- Work with program staff to be on the look out for good stories.
- As a fundraiser and communicator, make sure that your program staff realize that you are genuinely interested in their work.