Impact Storytellers Community

Are you a storyteller who wants to create a better world?

Then you might like to join this community.

Perhaps, like us, you share a desire to tell great stories, hone your craft and create impact. You might be a filmmaker, or other creative who is involved in storytelling. But whatever it is, you want to do great work that matters, and you also want to be able to make a living while pursuing a desire to make a difference.


What is this community about?

We are a co-created community of global storytellers who want to make a difference through our work, dream big at a visionary level, and want to collaborate and support each other at the practical level. Most of all, we want to connect and make this journey a joyful one. You are invited to bring your authentic spirit, inspired creativity, a strong sense of purpose and be open to the journey in playful collaboration with like-minded hearts & souls.

How does it work?

We don’t have all the solutions, and believe in the power of decentralised organising and self-leadership — the solutions lie within us each, and together. The invitation to everyone is to co-create something for the collective good of this community under a shared vision. We make take turns to host, organise, drive different initiatives, depending on the threads and ideas that emerge.

How do I participate?

If you like to be a part of things and be kept in the loop, subscribe to the newsletter below.

This is an evolving community shaped by who participates. Answer the optional questions in the form below to participate virtually.

We self-organise via email and a closed Facebook group. Membership is by invitation of other members, or if you have attended a gathering or activity with us.

How did it all begin?

The first co-design day was hosted by Digital Storytellers, with the intention to seed a community that self-manages. Read more here.

Here’s what emerged

Credit: Devon Bunce, Digital Storytellers

Credit: Cath Leach, Catfish Creative

Themes that emerged included resources, training and support; how to bring different sectors together; and defining and measuring impact storytelling. Based on these themes, we then generated ideas about what we might co-create together.

What other ideas emerged?

  • An Impact Storytellers Festival (a celebratory event)

  • The Impact Storytellers ‘Oscars’ (an awards event)

  • Impact Storytellers Campfire (a retreat event)

  • An online space where we can stay connected

  • A physical space where we can gather

  • Facilitators Toolkit

  • Community Ecosystem Map

  • Supporting and leveraging ‘influencers for good’

  • Measuring and showing our collective impact

What now?

We hope to continue growing the community, building connections; understanding the aspirations, challenges and obstacles shared between us and what gets in the way of us reaching our highest potential. And we wish to keep creating spaces to co-create together, and to walk away with tangible commitments or actions to help us move forward.

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