Where Are We Going, Where Have We Been
Project Kitchen: Testing Storytelling Strategies and Tools in a Time of Social Distancing
July 23, 10:30 am & 1:30 pm • Zoom

10 Jun 20
One thing is for certain: this has been a time to try new things. You and your organization have new voices to tell new stories, using tools that are new. So ...

This is Our Story, This Is Our Story Now:
Pivoting to Tell the Story of Our Relevance in a Time of Profound Uncertainty
July 7, 10:30 am & 1:30 pm • Zoom

10 Jun 20
Lab Leaders will guide a conversation about how to pivot to telling the new story of your organization or the old story from a fresh angle that is relevant to this ...

Nonprofit Staff Story Circles:
Sharing Our Own Stories During this Time of Crisis
June 30, 10 am – 12 pm • Zoom

10 Jun 20
Story Circles are a way to share what we’re going through individually while also bearing witness to the experience of others. VT Story Lab has partnered with the Vermont Folklife Center ...

The Camera & the Pen: A Creative Storytelling Retreat for Nonprofits • July 18 – 19, 2019 • Grand Isle, VT

8 Apr 19
Join us for this two-day workshop, a rare opportunity to dig deep into the how, what and why of visual storytelling by focusing on the real-world skills needed for creating beautiful ...

Let’s Talk: An Intro to Audio Storytelling for Nonprofits • July 15, 2019, 1-4 pm • Burlington, VT

8 Apr 19
Learn the art and tech of audio storytelling for interviews, podcasts, social media and more. Practice recording short audio pieces and learn about options for editing and sharing your work. Discuss ...

Video: The Best Tool In Your Social Toolbox • June 5, 2019, 5-8 pm • Burlington, VT

8 Apr 19
Learn the why, how, and best practices for getting your story to your ideal audience through short videos and animations. Presenters will share examples, best practices, affordable tools, and provide time ...

Stories for Change: A Nuts & Bolts Guide for Nonprofits • May 31, 2019, 9 am – 12 pm • Waterbury, VT

8 Apr 19
This interactive lab will guide participants through the basics of storytelling and focus on the most effective ways to craft and share their organization’s stories.

Creating a Confluence of Influence:
Tell Your Story Through the People Who Know it Best
Friday, November 9, 2018, 1-4 pm
Randolph, VT

11 Sep 18
Communication has changed drastically with the evolution of digital media. On digital platforms, "paying to play" may work for big brands, but when it comes to causes, people are looking to ...

Stories: The Ultimate Multi-Tasker
Friday November 9, 2018, 9 am-Noon
Randolph, VT

11 Sep 18
In the ever-evolving world of multimedia storytelling, it's hard to know which platform will best convey social impact, inspiration, education, or just plain entertainment. This intermediate workshop will provide insight into ...

Story-Centered Fundraising Appeals
Friday October 26, 2018, 1-4 pm
Waterbury, VT

10 Sep 18
Do your direct-mail fundraising appeals seem flat and uninspiring? Are you looking to create compelling, story-centered appeals that move supporters to donate? And how do you decide which organizational story to ...