Bringing it home

Posted by: Joanne Kelley

Everybody has a story waiting to be told.

The word “stories” came up a lot this week at our social media workshop for 300 funders and nonprofits.

As Daniel Weinshenker of the Center for Digital Storytelling told us, the best stories are the ones that only you can tell.

And then he showed us what he meant, with one powerful story montage after another. One in particular, called “Tanya,” showed that stories don’t need to be polished, flashy or long to make a lasting impression – or to get you thinking, “I’ve got a story, too.”

(To find “Tanya,” visit the Center’s online story page and use the horizonal scrollbar at the bottom of the page to move to the right.)

We launched this new Colorado Association of Funders blog last week with a story I wrote about my own personal experience with giving, Moment of a Lifetime.

We encourage you to contribute your own reflections about how giving has touched your life. Can you think of a story you’d like to share?

Let us know how we can help.