Advocacy is a powerful catalyst for change. It can improve the laws, policies, and systems that impact entire communities, and storytelling is a powerful tool for advocacy. Stories have the power to persuade and move people to action. Our brains are wired to remember stories more than facts alone and help make the case for why a policymaker should support nonprofits.
To raise awareness, educate and remind policymakers, media and the public of the critical role nonprofits have played during and following Hurricane Katrina, the floods of 2016, Hurricanes Delta, Laura, Ida and, lastly, the COVID-19 pandemic, we need your stories!
In no more than 500 words, please email your story about the pivotal role your nonprofit has played in each of the areas you operate and the impact(s) your organization has made as a result of your organization being in the community. If your story includes a lot of detail, remember that staying focused is key when educating a broader audience. Also, please avoid including lots of acronyms.
What are we going to do with your stories? We will craft pitches to media and share them with policymakers, so make sure you are sharing a story that you would be prepared to publicly talk about.
Please email your stories (and any questions) to Shelly Dupre at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Friday, September 30th.