Power of Story
Everything you do should be built around a STORY!
The power of storytelling is a given. It goes back, literally, to the beginning of humankind! STORIES are, without question, the most meaningful way to communicate any (and I mean ANY) MESSAGE!
STORYLINES. STORYBOARDS. STORYTELLING. The POWER OF STORY transcends just about everything. It’s so much easier for you and your Board and anyone connected with your For Impact organization to SHARE THE STORY and PRESENT THE OPPORTUNITY than it is to go and ‘ask for money!!!’
STORY helps with the Open, Dialogue, Conversation, and much more. Building, telling, sharing your STORY is ALL you need to do. And I mean that pretty literally.
In our For Impact world, ‘SHARE THE STORY’ is about:
- STORIES … here’s the ‘short list:’
(Founding. Problem/Solution. Etc.)
The IMPERATIVE STORY
(Change, Save, Impact Lives/Solve/Movement)
The VISION STORY.
(Purpose. 30,000’. “Where do we want to be in 1,000 days?”)
Your PERSONAL STORY.
(Part of Flow/Open. 3 Bullets.)
The LEGACY/HISTORY STORY.
(100 Years Old. Founded before the Country. 1st whatever.)
The MATH/NUMBER STORY.
(The Gap. Income & Expenses. Revenue Streams. Transformational.)
The CAUSE & CASE STORY.
(Again, Problem/Solution. Impact.)
The MODEL STORY.
(Business Model. Funding Model.)
The PLAN STORY.
(The HOW we will get there. The ‘Blue’ Plan and the ‘Green’ Plan.)
The FUNDRAISING/DEVELOPMENT STORY.
(Authentic. Haven’t been out asking, etc.)
The BOARD STORY.
The TALENT STORY.
The PROSPECT STORY.
What are YOUR stories?