Strategic Storytelling Workshop 2017

Nov 9, 2017
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Type of Event:
Technical Assistance
Event Audience

Does your organization have dynamic, committed leaders who you want to support in telling their stories of resisting injustice? Does your organization have materials and a pipeline for developing your leaders as storytellers and spokespeople?
Join NYC grantee organizations for a workshop series on narrative strategy and personal storytelling skills for advocacy. The first session, on November 9, is on narrative strategy (how to structure storytelling about your organization's work) and will be for organizers/communications leaders. Then that staff-leader will attend two additional hands-on workshops with a member-leader to craft true stories about your issue and to practice telling them. 

The series consists of three sessions:

  1. Thursday, November 9 at 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at a midtown Manhattan location. A required three-hour daytime workshop for your staff leader on how your organization can get ready to prepare member leaders for advocacy storytelling.
  2. Thursday, November 16 at 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at a midtown Manhattan location. A required four-hour daytime workshop for the same staff leader and a member leader so that the participants can work on personal stories to share about the work of your organization. 
  3. Thursday, November 30 at 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at a midtown Manhattan location. An optional two-hour evening workshop for (both staff and member leaders) to practice sharing their stories and get feedback. 

Sessions will be led by Kathleen Pequeño, a social justice communications consultant with decades of experience in messaging and justice storytelling. Her strongest areas of communications strategy include criminal justice reform, immigration, anti-racism, and LGBTQ liberation. She is based in Brooklyn, New York.

The deadline has been extended, with priority given to those who apply by Friday, Oct. 13. Space is limited (two participants required per organization, one staffer and one member). Applicants will be notified of acceptance into the training by October 21, 2017. 

This training is open to grantees of Andrus Family Fund, Brooklyn Community Foundation, Cricket Island Foundation, Daphne Foundation, Korean American Community Foundation, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, New York Foundation, New York Women's Foundation, North Star Fund, NYC Fund for Girls and Young Women of Color, Scherman Foundation, and Stonewall Community Foundation.

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