The GlobalGiving Storytelling Project


'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:

  • A cost-effective approach to data collection
  • Access to a vast database of stories and statistics others have already collected
  • A more powerful yet time-saving approach

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.  

Read an in-depth history explaining the strengths and advantages of GlobalGiving's new Storytelling Project.

Understand your community. Improve your work. Write stronger grant funding proposals.

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. 

Is this for you? 

  • If you think that community opinions and local supporting evidence deserve to be the centerfold in your next funding proposal, this programme is for you.
  • If you think that story-centered learning is a valuable way to improve your work then these tools were made for you.
  • If you are willing to give just a few days of staff time this year to become a local steward of the stories collected in the communities where you work, then apply now:


What you will need

What GlobalGiving can provide 

Getting started - a checklist

Case studies