Measuring the social impact of its operations on target beneficiaries is always a data heavy and number crunching exercise for a social enterprise. Be that as it may, there is a need for storytelling in this to induce dynamism, imagination and provocation.
Social accelerators have to show that they are making a real world impact. Storytelling is the way ahead. Here’s how.
If India has to achieve sustainable and inclusive growth as defined in the SDGs and truly emerge as an economic powerhouse then more women entrepreneurs especially social entrepreneurs are needed.
A storyteller needs to know who is listening to his story. Telling the most appropriate story to a certain section of audience can yield positive outcome. As a founder or a marketer you need to know who is your audience.
Healthcare tech startups play a key role in achieving SDG#3 of ‘ensure healthy lives and promoting well-being’ through service or product delivery to most vulnerable populations. Stories of their impact need to showcase how they do this.
As a social entrepreneurs you are smart and already an inspiration to many. While your venture occupies you day and night, this new year and beyond I urge you to think about these resolutions and make it better for yourself and others.
Every story has a target channel of communication where the probability of finding the target audience is the highest. As an entrepreneur or a marketer, if you often wonder where to tell stories of your impact work then here are some of the most effective and commonly available channels.
SDGs are grand vision statements, universally accepted and based on common social good. Social entrepreneurs and changemakers should not only create impact metrics that align with them but also tell stories that reflect the spirit of the SDGs in the impact efforts of their organizations.
Impact investors are the evangelists of the social entrepreneurship ecosystem and they have a key role to play in the success of SDGs. By re-aligning their investment focus on social and economic outcomes defined under the SDGs, impact investors can encourage cross-functional and holistic social innovations.
Bootstrapped startups may not have the resources or skills to produce broadcast quality videos. However by adhering to the 3 tips mentioned here, they can surely take effective steps in that direction.