Why tell stories for social change? How can we elicit good stories from an interview? How and why can we use humor? What is a story bank and how can we build one?
These are just a few of the dozens of questions answered by a new guide on storytelling for nonprofits, activists, artists, storytellers, social entrepreneurs, and other changemakers by Paul VanDeCarr for Working Narratives.
Funded by foundations and other philanthropists, including the Skees Family Foundation, Open Society Foundations, the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and the Nathan Cummings Foundation, the guide covers storytelling strategy, story ideas, methods, techniques and structure.