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Haley J.


Help St. Paul Ballet enhance their annual reports, grant applications, and other marketing materials with compelling narratives about their organization’s mission, activities, and achievements.
St. Paul Ballet
Saint Paul, MN, USA

Posted October 26th

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Project Details

What We Need
  • A compelling narrative, or set of stories
  • Persuasive copy that can be used in appeals to donors, annual reports, grant applications, and media relations
  • Popular examples: Organization's founding story, a program achievement or milestone, a look back at the past few years, organizational backgrounder, etc.
Additional Details

We are looking for someone to advise on content for our FY20 (and possibly FY19) Annual Report(s). We are looking to print a two-page report for FY19, and only a four-page report for FY20. We need help identifying the key data points, stories, images, and organizational FAQs to include in limited print space. We have gone through TREMENDOUS change over the last year - we need help telling a succinct and compelling story that highlights the work to come and the accomplishments over the last year.

What We Have In Place
  • We currently have grant application copy that explains our transition, which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have strong images and access to a pro-bono photographer, and the ability to provide any other information you need.
How This Will Help
This project will save us $2,397 , allowing us to invest in our programming in real ways

As I mentioned, St Paul Ballet has gone through a lot of changes over the last year. We need the Annual Reports to really shine as we look forward to more strategic development opportunities.

Project Plan

Prep: Information Gathering
  • Volunteer Manager and Professional discuss the objectives of project and key audiences
  • Volunteer Manager provides Professional with relevant background materials (e.g., annual reports, white papers, brochures, organizational history)
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 (if applicable)
Milestone 2: Document Creation
  • Professional shares draft with Volunteer Manager
  • Volunteer Manager provides Professional with up to two rounds of feedback
Milestone 3: Wrap-Up
  • Professional submits final version
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About The Org

Posted by
Heidi J.

Assistant to Executive Director

Our Mission

Saint Paul Ballet's vision is to lift the human spirit through the art of ballet.

Saint Paul Ballet's mission is to perform a vibrant repertory with a passion for the highest level of excellence, provide the finest dance education and reduce barriers to involvement in the art of dance.

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