Storytelling

Help Haitian Vision Foundation enhance their annual reports, grant applications, and other marketing materials with compelling narratives about their organization’s mission, activities, and achievements.
Haitian Vision Foundation
Cleveland, OH, USA
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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

We have amazing students in Haiti who are flourishing in school but would not have had the opportunity to attend school without a scholarship. We need help with creating a compelling narrative (both press release and visual/video formats) in which we can highlight student success stories to share with current and potential sponsors so that other students can have the opportunity to attend school through scholarships provided by sponsors.

What We Have In Place
  • We currently have two student success stories we would like to highlight, which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have student bios, pictures, progress updates, and the ability to provide any other information you need.
How This Will Help
This project will save us $2,397 , allowing us to provide school supplies for and sponsor more children in need.

One of the core components of HVF is the scholarship program and we currently have 20 sponsored students and more students are waiting to be sponsored. However, to help these children, we need more sponsors and being able to share our students' stories will help us be able to expand our reach.

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

Haitian Vision Foundation
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Our Mission

To provide Haitians with efficient ways to be successful- a chance everyone deserves

What We Do

Haitian Vision Foundation (HVF) is a Haitian-American collaboration that supports a multi-pronged, culturally sensitive approach to providing access to education, healthcare, and economic opportunity in Haiti. We believe in the dignity and capability of the Haitian people, and we believe that providing these essential resources will give them the means to escape the cycle of poverty. But there is much more to be done.

We are currently working in the northern Haitian town of Dondon running a preventative care medical clinic, scholarship programs, English school, and microcredit enterprise. The scholarship program and health care clinic are well underway with 20 student sponsored and close to 400 patients with chronic diseases receiving treatment and medications.

Education in Haiti comes at a cost that many cannot afford as there are few public schools and all students are required to wear uniforms. We at HVF are working on helping students receive a quality education through providing sponsors throughout their primary and secondary educational journey.

In Haiti, medical treatment is often just as challenging to obtain as education and preventative treatment is extremely rare. HVF has brought medical care and health care education to the local town of Dondon. Our goal is to build a permanent medical clinic, which is in progress, and eventually expand into a hospital. This will not only provide healthcare to the local population, but jobs for physicians and nurses, as well as ancillary personnel.

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