Storytelling

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

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Posted November 16th

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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.
Additional Details

A look back at what has been accomplished over the past 18 months since staff was brought on to be shared in a newsletter with regional funders and nonprofits.

What We Have In Place
  • We currently have published research, shared feedback, and written history, which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have key messaging document, and the ability to provide any other information you need.
How This Will Help
This project will save us $2,397 , allowing us to support more projects that strengthen the capacity of nonprofits across our 9 county region, in turn strengthening our communities.

We aim to be transparent in all we do and want to share with nonprofits, especially those who have taken their time to provide feedback and ideas, what we have done and where we are going. This will also provide an opportunity for feedback and co-creation. Additionally, we aim to be ambassadors of capacity building to funders across the region and this information will help tell the story of impact.

Project Plan

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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)
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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)
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Milestone 2: Document Creation
  • Professional shares draft with Volunteer Manager
  • Volunteer Manager provides Professional with up to two rounds of feedback
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Milestone 3: Wrap-Up
  • Professional submits final version
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About The Org

NY Funders Alliance
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Our Mission

NY Funders Alliance was formed in 2015 for the purpose of supporting and promoting effective philanthropy throughout our region in New York State.

What We Do

NY Funders Alliance is an association of grantmakers and philanthropic advisors throughout New York State. We provide and develop opportunities for funders to convene and connect, deliver tools and resources, and engage our members in programming that highlights national, state, and regional thought leaders that focus on issues members care about.

2 projects of the NY Funders Alliance includes the WNY Nonprofit Support Group (WNYNSG) and LiftOff. The WNYNSG is dedicated to strengthening communities by strengthening nonprofit capacity. Liftoff works with existing community organizations and networks to ensure that, by the time children reach kindergarten, they are prepared physically, socially, emotionally and cognitively to reach their fullest potential.

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