September 2022: Let's get creative!

We at Vermont Story Lab are hearing from many of you, our nonprofit colleagues, that you want to tell your stories, both as individuals and organizations.

We want to help.

Please join us in September. Our special creative lab, presented with the support from Vermont Humanities, is offered twice virtually and twice in person. The lab is designed to be collaborative, to encourage deep listening and sharing, to help your organization pivot with its pitch and message, and to offer at-a-distance storytelling feedback, strategies and tools to tell stories.

Strength in Numbers
Virtual Lab: Use your data to tell your story
10 am March 17 • Zoom

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 here’s an opportunity to ask for feedback from nonprofit peers on your in-process storytelling projects…

Sort It Out
Virtual Lab: Organize your storytelling communications calendar
10 am March 10 • Zoom

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 here’s an opportunity to ask for feedback from nonprofit peers on your in-process storytelling projects…

Better, stronger, faster
Virtual Lab: Improve your storytelling through editing
1 pm Feb. 23 • Zoom

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 here’s an opportunity to ask for feedback from nonprofit peers on your in-process storytelling projects…

Picture Perfect
Virtual Lab: Tell your stories visually
1 pm Feb. 17 • Zoom

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 here’s an opportunity to ask for feedback from nonprofit peers on your in-process storytelling projects…

Introduction to Storytelling
Virtual Lab: Why story matters and how it can help you
10:30 am Feb. 2 & 1 pm Feb. 10 • Zoom

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 here’s an opportunity to ask for feedback from nonprofit peers on your in-process storytelling projects…

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

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 here’s an opportunity to ask for feedback from nonprofit peers on your in-process storytelling projects…

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

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 time of trauma…

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

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 to offer this opportunity virtually to non-profit staff around the state to check-in and connect during this tumultuous time…

Learn how Vermont Story Lab and RETN’s Media Factory help nonprofits with video storytelling.

Hear Kristen Wirkkala of the Community Health Centers of Burlington talk about using stories in her organization.