'As change makers we should not try to design a better world. We should make better feedback loops.' - Owen Barder.
GlobalGiving believes that good feedback loops are crucial to building and developing successful social projects. Our Storytelling Project takes an affordable approach to monitoring and evaluation, the results of which can be used to help boost funding proposals. Here are 3 good reasons why you should try it now:
So if you want to learn more about what communities talk about and value, whilst also gathering supporting evidence to strengthen your next funding proposal then the GlobalGiving Storytelling project is for you! You can play around with the stories already on our database or sign up (it only takes 60 seconds) and start the process of gathering your own stories and benchmarking your project against other organisations.
GlobalGiving is looking for a select group of UK charities to join our storytelling-grantwriting training programme. We will provide them with tools and training to help them understand the needs of their communities, evaluate their programmes, improve projects, and raise more funds. We already have a number of UK charities participating in this exciting new project. Many of these charities are focused on issues of youth engagment, building community engagement and funding the charity sector and range from small localised charities to UK branches of international organisations. However, it does not matter what issue your charity addresses or what their size, only that you are interested in improving the way you work.
In the past we curated a collection of over 57,000 stories from Kenya and Uganda (2010-2013). Read about how organizations have used storytelling to be more effective organizations: