"No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world."

-Robin Williams


Storytelling is in our DNA, but good storytelling is a developed art. These associated pages are here to help you develop your storytelling skills and thereby make your use of Story Tiles more effective in engaging your donors to expand your sphere of influence.

The section, HOW STORIES WORK, will help you understand in broad terms the nature of storytelling and why it has the power to shape our perceptions of the world.

The section, TYPES OF STORIES, is there to help you understand the types of stories there are, the better to choose a type to best fit your needs. That section also discusses the key five elements of a story.

STORYTELLING TIPS helps with specific suggestions on how to shape a story for best impact on your audience.

The section, IDEAS FOR STORIES, various prompts are suggested as ways to jumpstart the storytelling process with donors.

And finally, EXAMPLE STORIES collects together various stories of diverse types and diverse subjects that have proved successful in the Story Tile ecology of shared storytelling.