The folks who run Story of My Life, a website that encourages everyday people to chronicle the stories that make up their life (aka anthologies) and share them online with friends, family and future generations, has cooked up a new project aimed at nonprofits. The Story Tellers Project is inviting nonprofits to share their personal stories and how they are meeting their mission and touching people’s lives. Here’s how it works.
The Story Tellers Project will setup a host location and then bring in a truckload of equipment to setup small stations for storytelling (written, audio, and video). They will also scan old photos, take professional photos, put them on a DVD, create a collection of web bios, and then write or film stories of nonprofit staff who can talk about the history of the organization, it’s successes, the challenges, an important event and of course people who have been helped by the nonprofits services or programs. After all of the materials have been gathered and the project has been edited, they will create a custom web page for the nonprofit to showcase the collective group stories. Each person who participated in The Story Tellers Project receives a copy of the video or story and a certificate. The nonprofit also receives a collection of life stories as part of the larger oral history endeavors.
Did I mention that the Story Tellers Project is grant funded? Some nonprofits maybe eligible to participate in The Story Tellers Project for free.