Storymakers 2016 Invite to Organizers

Dear Friends,

I have been working with TechSoup’s Storymakers team and have some exciting information to share about the next storytelling campaign, Storymakers 2016.
Please reserve the April window for Storymakers 2016. If you’d like to get involved please email me at net2@techsoupglobal.org and I’ll make sure you are the first to hear more.

The team is focusing Storymakers on creating nonprofits’ fundraising and advocacy tools through storytelling. We know many, many nonprofits and libraries still need this basic capacity-building in order to survive — to create digital stories to raise money and promote their mission.

We will be mapping storytelling experts to the cities where you meet to help you find a fantastic presenter or panelist. If you’d like to share any ideas with the Storytelling team (Lewis Haidt and Ale Bezdikian), I’ve cc’ed them and please send them an email.

Like previous years, we will be creating tool-kits for you to use.

Ways for you to get involved

  • A launch event the beginning of April.
    • TechSoup will provide both experts and a guide for you to use.
  • A workshop event to further increase nonprofits’ capacity building.
    • We will also provide a tool-kit for this.
      • An example would be: how to create a compelling social media image.
  • A celebratory wrap-up event in June screening the submissions.
    • We want to celebrate the power of digital storytelling and create a fun event that inspires our network.

So as a starting point, please reserve the April window for Storymakers 2016. If you’d like to get involved please email me at net2@techsoupglobal.org and I’ll make sure you are the first to hear more.

We’ll be in touch and are so excited to build out storytelling capacity for the sector with your help.