Storytelling and Social Change: A Strategy Guide for Grantmakers is the first comprehensive publication of its kind. Based on over 75 interviews with grantmakers, communications experts and storytellers of all sorts, the guide serves grantmakers interested in so-called “narrative strategies” for their funding and communications programs.
When you were 13 years old, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be a writer. Novelist actually, but that wasn’t a word I’d have used back then. I’ve always been obsessed with stories and storytelling and when I discovered that someone actually got paid to write all the books I was reading, that was it for me. Of course, I eventually realized that “actually got paid” didn’t necessarily translate to “actually paying bills” but that’s beside the point.
Post by: Paul VanDeCarr
How and why can communications staffers use storytelling to advance their foundations’ and nonprofits’ goals? That was the basic question explored during a recent Communications Network webinar: “The Past and Future of Storytelling and Social Change.”
Guest Post: Will Novy-Hildesley, Quicksilver Foundry
Welcome to the Brave New World. The good news? Communications won. Ending decades of debate over who can create the most impact at scale, Programs or Communications, today, we are declaring victory. Big C now holds the high ground. [Don’t try fact checking this at home.]