The power of personal stories to engage and promote is widely recognised by community organisations, government departments and private business – but mention money and hear the crickets!
Conference presentations and networking conversations often include the need for more key stakeholders to have their voices heard.
However, when it comes to putting adequate, sustainable funding towards storytelling projects, stories are once again reduced to ‘a nice idea if we have any money left over’ or ‘we’ll get our staff to do it if they have any time left’. I hear the frustration of front line workers and managers all the time.
Are you passionate about empowering your community with a best-practice storytelling project only to be told there’s no budget?
Well here is a quick video that includes wording you are welcome to use in your next grant application – I’ve had clients receive grant funding with this wording. Others use this list to convince their managers, board members the legitimacy of storytelling projects by using this community engagement sector language.
7 Reasons Why Storytelling Projects Are Worth Funding
Are you still unsure about a digital storytelling or other storytelling project and whether or not it’s really worthwhile your organisation funding one or setting aside time and money resources for a storytelling project?
Or, are you looking for words to include in your next grant funding application or budget allocation justification?
Well, here are my seven reasons why storytelling projects are innovative and powerful community engagement tools:
- ASSETS/NEEDS ASSESSMENT TOOL
- ENHANCES COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
- VALUABLE LEARNING EXCHANGE
- INTEGRITY OF PROCESS AND OUTCOME
- VALUES THE LOCAL
If you would like to learn more about these seven reasons and how to implement them yourself, then come on over the Story Seeker Training & Consultancy pages: www.engagingsolutions.com.au/training/