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Storytelling

To continue to build working relationships with policymakers and other community leaders, the philanthropic sector must do a better job of telling stories that highlight the positive impact of organized philanthropy in northern California.

To achieve this goal, Northern California Grantmakers is working with our members to share stories that demonstrate the powerful impact and unique value the philanthropic community brings to this region.

We want to help you tell stories about how you do the work you do, why you fund those you fund and what changes are happening as a result of your investments.

Member Stories

The Snapshots of Philanthopy are meant to offer a glimpse into the many ways organized philanthropy is making a difference in our community.

The Snapshots of Philanthopy are meant to offer a glimpse into the many ways organized philanthropy is making a difference in our community.

The Snapshots of Philanthopy are meant to offer a glimpse into the many ways organized philanthropy is making a difference in our community.

Storytelling Resources

August, 2015

How many of us have been ignited, inspired and shaken out of our own complacency by powerful stories? Would you like to tell stories that make people smile, weep, deepen partnerships and influence key audiences? San Francisco Bay Area funders gathered for this highly interactive session, facilitated by experienced storyteller and writer Suzanne Skees of the Skees Family Foundation.

January, 2014

A step-by-step guide that teaches grantmakers develop stories for policy makers and other community leaders that demonstrate the powerful impact and unique value that the philanthropic community brings to this region.

December, 2013

The Opportunity Agenda, launched in 2006 with the mission of building the national will to expand opportunity in America, created the Vision, Values and Voice toolkit to help social justice communications campaigns tap into the comic book superhero zeitgeist to advance its messaging.