Six Steps to Creating Your Organization's Story

The effort you and your team put forth every day to help those in need is worth sharing. Storytelling is one of the most powerful tools you can use to share your message and build support for your cause. This step-by-step approach to crafting your organization's story will help you create a stronger connection with your audience.

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* 1. Let's Start with the Basics

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* 2. Describe the barrier facing people in your community that you realized must be addressed. Be as specific as possible. (We can change names, if needed, to ensure privacy.) What about this problem specifically spurred your organization to action?

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* 3. In addition to seeking and winning a Nantahala Health Foundation grant, what action did your organization take to address this barrier?

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* 4. Describe the resulting change for good your organization has achieved by addressing this barrier, thanks, in part, to being awarded an NHF grant.

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* 5. Tell us what you plan to do next to ensure people face this barrier less often in the future. What do you need from others to make this goal a reality?

6. A picture is worth 1,000 words, right?!  To help us illustrate your story's success, please email 1-5 images to Lisa Duff at l.duff@nantahalahealthfoundation.org.
The Legal Fine Print: Grantees must be the owner of the materials or otherwise have the right to submit the materials. The materials must not contain material that violates or infringes another’s rights, including but not limited to privacy, publicity, or intellectual property rights, or that constitutes copyright infringement. Grantee further agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Nantahala Health Foundation and its officers, directors, and employees from all damages, liabilities, and expenses (including reasonable outside legal fees) arising out of or in connection with Nantahala Health Foundation’s use of the materials provided. When submitting materials for publication that include identifiable images of individuals, Grantee is responsible for making the individuals aware of the photo’s intended use and ensures that written permission to use the individual’s name and image has been secured. If the identifiable person is under the age of 18, Grantee must have obtained consent from the minor’s parent or guardian. Copies of the third-party consents should be included when materials are submitted.

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Thank You for Sharing Your Story! We will be in touch soon to help you put the finishing touches on your story and start communicating your success.

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