Tell us about yourself and we can direct you to tools that can amplify your work.
|Raise more funds
– write compelling project reports
– connect with donors emotionally
– do a community needs assessment
– get involved in a listening project
– recruit a pool of local volunteers
|Learn what works
– build better programs
– foster internal discussion
– iterate on our ideas, be agile
– most significant change
– swat analysis
|Advocate for change
– write case studies & manage our knowledge
– prove our case to funders
– prove we are a learning organization
– you want to demonstrate that your idea has merit and aligns with community needs. You want to cite examples outside of your own sphere of influence.
– you are asked by a funding agency to describe (1) what’s been happening with your project, (2) where is the change? (3) what risks do you see developing?
– Idealy, you are also asked (4) what are the potential side benefits? (5) what is the community reaction to your work? (6) Are any course corrections needed? And if so, what local evidence do you have for the new direction? – when program or problem is complex, and outputs are hard to quantify, storytelling can help.
– You want to understand a whole community and ask, "if you could address any problem, what problems are the most important problems to address?"
– organize your knowledge into a narrative that includes one person's experience and how your organization is learning from it. Then publish / share this knowledge with peer organizations through GlobalGiving.
|Import your knowledge
– Do you already have stories and data? You can import them and analyze what you have alongside data from thousands of others. You can begin to manage your knowledge more systematically, so that others in the future can learn from what you learned today.
|Advocacy & Public Policy Change
– You want to influence others (a government ministry) or change your communities behaviors (such as hand washing) and you need evidence to make your case.
Explore the tens of thousands of stories we've already collected and published
In the past we curated a collection of over 57,000 stories from Kenya and Uganda (2010-2013). Read about how organizations have used storytelling to be more effective organizations: