Social impact measurement is a survey-based data heavy exercise. Stories on the other hand induce dynamism, imagination and provocation and thus can be a powerful tool to supplement social impact measurement.
In this episode I talk about how a founder can be a good storyteller by recognizing the human story behind a simple business situation. Take a watch.
Storytelling like any of the strategic initiatives that you undertake for your impact organization requires well thought planning and execution. In this episode I’ll talk about the 5 steps you need to take to get started on a storytelling exercise in your organization.
Short documentary films are the best way for social impact brands to emotionally connect and meaningfully engage with various of its stakeholders.
A Short Trailer: Lessons I Learnt On Poverty Alleviation & Social Change From IIT Bombay’s SoULS Project
I spent a week as a documentary filmmaker in various villages of Jharkhand and Bihar to see the social impact of SoULS up close and personal. Take a look at what I learnt from this experience.
I’ve been an avid blogger over the last 3 years. Writing under my blog Creatively Unsettled, me and my team have written more than 250 articles and featured over 40 influencers from social entrepreneurship ecosystem. Now, I am re-positioning my blog. Watch to know more.
Social value comprises abstract and qualitative changes within communities occurring over a period of time. It is most potent when thought of as akin to storytelling. A short film is the most powerful way for communicating social value.
Quantitative data collection coupled with qualitative observations is the best way to assess the effectiveness of your impact program. The challenge for social enterprises is to move away from an “output” driven focus towards a more “impact” or “outcome” driven focus.
Storytelling is the most effective tool for brand building and social startups need to be coached on this. Social impact accelerators who play a pivotal role in development and sustenance of social impact ecosystem have a key role to play here as well.
As a part of my documentary series #economyforall, this short film brings to you voices of people in rural Rajasthan and offers perspectives of functionaries of Haqdarshak, a social enterprise that helps citizens benefit from govt welfare schemes.