Project

Storytelling

Human Services

By Terri W.

CEO & Founder

Posted May 18, 2018

This project is

In Progress

Matched with:

Dale K.

This project will save us $3,607 , allowing us to fund more scholarships for people financially and emotionally devastated by cancer.

What We Need

  • A compelling narrative, or set of short stories that hold the attention of the Organization's reader and convey their message
  • Persuasive copy that can be used in appeals to donors, annual reports, and grant applications
  • Popular examples: Organization's founding story; a program achievement or milestone; a look back at the past few years, etc.

How This Will Help

It's been five years since our first tribe of cancer patients and survivors stepped beyond their stories of cancer to volunteer in India. Since, then more than 140 participants have joined A Fresh Chapter for life-changing experiences in India, South Africa, Peru, Costa Rica, and the U.S. Now, as part of our 5-year anniversary celebration, we are creating an Anthology of AFC Stories of Transformation. We are seeking a talented writer to join our team and help us create compelling content, which will be part of our year-end fundraising campaign.

What We Have In Place

We currently have an inspiring and engaged group of alumni which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have a strong brand and a team with an eye for storeis and the ability to provide any other information you need.

Fun Fact

AFC believes our stories are so much bigger than the adversities we face. We love creating opportunities for people to use their unique gifts and talents to make a positive impact on the world.

  • Location: Remote (work anywhere)

Project Steps

Prep: Information Gathering
  • Volunteer Manager and Professional discuss the objectives of the project and key audiences
  • Volunteer Manager provides Professional with relevant communications materials (annual reports, white papers, brochures)
Milestone 1: Storytelling Framework
  • Professional presents and discusses primary story angle(s) to the Volunteer Manager
  • Volunteer Manager facilitates interviews between Professional and individuals willing to share their story
Milestone 2: Document Creation
  • Professional shares narrative drafts with Volunteer Manager
  • Volunteer Manager provides Professional with up to two rounds of feedback
Milestone 3: Wrap-Up
  • Professional submits final version of story or stories
Prerequisites for Professional
  • Excellent writing and communications expertise
  • Familiarity with narrative writing and storytelling
  • Ability to conduct interviews and synthesize information
  • Sample writing that you can share with an Organization
Prerequisites for Organization
  • Access to individuals who are willing to be interviewed for the story and additional supporting data that may be relevant
  • Willingness to facilitate the scheduling of interviews on behalf of the Professional

Our Mission

Our mission is to heal the emotional scars of cancer through volunteerism, meaningful travel and programs designed to reframe adversity and redefine what's possible

What We Do

Through both international and U.S. Odyssey programs, A Fresh Chapter (AFC) empowers diverse groups of men and women to step beyond the label of cancer patient, survivor, or caregiver, and into a new world of volunteering, cultural immersion, and personal growth and development. As part of a broader framework of support, our 1-2 week volunteer travel experiences act as a catalyst for helping participants see that struggle is universal and it's possible to heal, connect, and serve others while reclaiming your life. Our programs in the U.S., India, South Africa, Peru, and Costa Rica have contributed more than 13,000 hours of volunteer service while taking positive action against the isolation, anger, depression, fear of recurrence, or survivor guilt often created by cancer. Whether our participants have returned to work with renewed purpose, healed relationships with loved ones, committed to ongoing volunteering, or even made peace with dying, AFC is revolutionizing cancer support while building stronger families and communities and a better world.