Here are our latest newsletters as well as helpful, inspiring and creative thoughts from partners and guests alike. If you would like to share your storytelling skills, perspectives or expertise in a blog post, send us your ideas and we’ll consider including them!

Tell a Story! A Five-Minute Tutorial

You may know how to tell a good story, but can you write one quickly? Here are some steps to get you going, whether you’re new to writing or you’re just looking for a new approach.

So Shines a Good Deed: The Role of Storytelling in Nonprofit Fundraising

Mark Redmond’s inspiring address from the Vermont Story Lab’s 2017 Summit at Shelburne Farms.

Getting Technical: RETN’s Top Tips for Digital Media Outreach

I’ve put some of my own lessons learned into a 3-hour lab for Vermont Story Lab, “Top Tips for Digital Media Outreach,” and this post shares a few of the tech tips for media making. This blog is the second of 2 — see my tips for thinking about the big picture of digital media outreach in my first post.

RETN’s Tips for Planning Digital Media Outreach

I’ve put some of my own lessons learned into a 3-hour lab for Vermont Story Lab, “Top Tips for Digital Media Outreach,” — this post shares a few key ideas about the big picture. This blog is the first of 2 — I will share some specifics for digital media makers in the next post.

E-News April 2017

Does your nonprofit storytelling need a boost? Check out our Regional Story Labs this spring in Waterbury, Middlebury and Burlington! Gain new skills and strategies. Learn from your peers.

E-News January 2017

This December, we celebrate Vermont Story Lab’s very first year! It’s been a rich 12 months of drawing together the energy and expertise of many nonprofit professionals to help us build a robust network of storytelling for change.

Why Tell Stories?

Vermont Story Lab held its first conference in April 2016 as a way to both introduce the VSL concept to more people but also to see who out there is interested in establishing a network aimed at helping each other tell stories of change. This is a collection of responses to VSL’s question: Why tell stories?

Storytelling: An Essential Tool for Social Change

Author and master storyteller, Terry Tempest Williams, confirms: “Storytelling awakens us to that which is real. Honest….it transcends the individual….Those things that are most personal are most general, and are, in turn, most trusted. Stories bind….They are basic to who we are.”