The Story Source offers customized workshops, board presentations, strategic assessments and personal coaching for non-profits and business to help you harness the power of story.
Cate has a unique ability to connect and embolden those around her to discover and amplify their authentic voice. While how we connect with one another has changed, the power of the personal story has not. Through hands on training and skilled facilitation, Cate has demonstrated that we all have a story to share. Working with Cate to deliver The Winnipeg Foundation’s Fast Pitch program has been both a personal and professional highlight. Five Stars. - Jennifer Partridge, The Winnipeg Foundation
We can help you:
DISCOVER the stories of your organization or business so they can become a powerful resource to inspire people to act.
CONNECT these stories to your mission.
ALIGN your organization’s narrative with your core message and your desired outcomes.
AMPLIFY your stories so they work for you – whether you are pitching to funders, recruiting top-tier team members, or calling donors to action.
All of our services can be customized for your mission and your budget. Select from the following options or contact us to discuss more options.
THE POWER OF STORY:
A Toolbox for Action
Stories are a powerful way to connect, to engage, and to motivate people to take action.
THE POWER OF STORY is a three-hour workshop designed to give organizations the tools they need to:
- Discover the stories that convey the raison d’être for their existence.
- Share the impact they have in the community.
- Use stories as a strong call to action for their organization.
Participants will get hands-on practice, listen to great examples of powerful storytelling, and take away tools that will help them shape their story for different audiences.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss a workshop tailored to the needs of your organization.
Know your story: essential tools for the entrepreneur
It’s the WHY, not the WHAT, that resonates. Successful entrepreneurs know that people don’t buy a product; they buy an idea. Learn to tell a compelling story that gives customers a persuasive reason to connect with you!
KNOW YOUR STORY is a 2 1/2-hour workshop that includes step-by-step instruction, hands-on practice, great examples of powerful storytelling, and take-away tools that will help shape your story for different audiences.
THREE STORIES EVERY BOARD MEMBER NEEDS TO KNOW
This 90-minute or two-hour interactive board presentation covers the ‘what,’ ‘why’ and ‘how’ of using storytelling to support your organization’s goals and mission. It includes the story of self (the story of board members’ involvement in your organization), a story that illustrates the impact of the organization, and a story of thanks that brings home the power of a donor’s dollar.
Hear concrete examples of powerful storytelling, learn ways to listen for and find significant stories in your organization, and leave with a set of tools to tell those stories.
Are you ready for strategic planning?
Listening to the stories that clients, employees and board members tell about your organization can give you valuable information on what your organization is doing well, and how connected everyone is to the vision/mission of your organization. Sharing those stories can result in employees and board members improving on service delivery, and better communicating the value of the work they do.
With this service, The Story Source first conducts a needs assessment and then executes a step-by-step plan for gathering stories from all levels of your organization. This culminates with a final report.