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.
As with any project that your organization undertakes, embarking on a storytelling exercise needs you to prepare in advance to be more effective and to focus on specific outcomes. Here we have compiled a quick list of things you need to do to make a sound start.
Key pointers that social entrepreneurs should bear in mind while pitching to investors, recommended by influencers we spoke to.
Nonfiction impact filmmakers have an important role to play in bringing the work of social entrepreneurs in public consciousness. They need institutional support to do this and philanthropy organizations are best poised to extend that support.
Every cohort program is a story in itself which can be told by capturing these 4 elements- Program theme, entrepreneurs, sponsors & mentors and event. The final objective is to demonstrate the effectiveness of the program in realistic yet artful way.
A storyteller founder does not project himself as a stellar entrepreneur but someone who is as human as everybody else. Honesty, perceptiveness and openness are the hallmarks of such an entrepreneur. It’s about the mindset and not so much about the art.
It is increasingly becoming evident that there is a strong case for social entrepreneurs to align their impact reporting with Sustainable Development Goals set up by UNDP. Intuitively, it also follows that storytelling should also align with such impact metrics and convey a complete picture of your social impact.