Help The Foundry enhance their annual reports, grant applications, and other marketing materials with compelling narratives about their organization’s mission, activities, and achievements.
The Foundry
Buffalo, NY, USA
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Buffalo, NY, USA


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Posted August 5th

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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.
What We Have In Place
  • We have been working on a development planand have stories, waiting to be told but need to be molded.
How This Will Help
This project will save us $2,397 , allowing us to put back into our programming!

We are creating a development plan for the future and learning how to tell our stories will assist our organization reach fundraising goals.

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

The Foundry
Posted by
Jennifer W.

Community Relations & Business Manager

Our Mission

The Foundry's mission is to increase neighborhood prosperity by empowering individuals through education entrepreneurship. We are a makerspace and business incubator located in Buffalo, NY. Our primary education programs focus on workforce development in advanced manufacturing and maker education through after school STEAM sessions for youth ages 16-24. We have 30+ on-site maker entrepreneurs that we assist by providing tools, space and connections with business mentorship.

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