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Stories for Impact – Social Enterprise Bootcamp

January 19th – February 23rd, 2023

Join the team at Digital Storytellers for a 6-week online storytelling journey, where you’ll learn how to FIND, MAKE, EDIT and SHARE your social enterprise story in powerful ways, using smartphones and affordable tech. A limited number of social enterprises will be selected for the program. Are you ready to unlock your impact story? 

Learn to craft a compelling story, to engage your audience and spark action.

Get hands on with accessible technology and learn techniques to capture great footage and audio.

Get step-by-step guidance on how to edit footage on your smartphone, tablet or laptop.

Discover best practice for sharing your story far and wide, through both online and offline channels.

Program cost:

  • Individual Social Enterprise – $200 USD
  • Group of 3 Social Enterprises – $525 USD

Applications close December 16th, 2022

The program…

  • The course is divided into four modules – FIND, MAKE, EDIT & SHARE and runs over 6-weeks (see below), with weekly challenges and tasks to submit.
  • Each week, you’ll attend a 1-hour webinar, to guide you through the storytelling journey, including clarification of weekly tasks, Q&A, troubleshooting, sharing participant insights and group feedback
  • You’ll also have access to the Stories for Impact Online learning portal, with video tutorials, frameworks and examples to guide you through the filmmaking process

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At the end of the program you’ll have…

  • A polished, original story about your social enterprise, which will be shared to a wide audience through national and international campaigns promoting the social enterprise sector
  • Tools and frameworks to craft, produce, edit and share powerful stories which touch hearts, shift minds and spark audiences to action
  • Techniques for capturing high-quality interviews, pieces to camera and other footage with smartphones and affordable technology.
  • Access to professional (and user-friendly) editing program for the duration of the program
  • Connection with a community of social enterprise peers in your state 
  • 12-months access to all of the program materials

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What others have said:

Check out what previous bootcamp participants have made

Mosaik Enterprises 

Dumu Cafe

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Who is eligible to participate in this program?

  • This program is open to social enterprises, at any stage of their journey, who would like to develop the skills to tell powerful stories about their work and community.

How much does the course cost? 

  • Individual social enterprise – $200 USD
  • Group of 3 social enterprises – $525 USD (Contact us to support or sponsor a group of 3 social enterprises from your network, community or incubator)

Payment is due upon acceptance into the course 

Total course value is $700 USD per-enterprise. This course is being offered to international (outside Australia) social enterprises at a subsidised rate, thanks to a grant from the Australian Government . 

What are the key dates to take note of? 

  • Friday December 16th 2022  –  Applications close!
  • Monday December 20th 2022  – Successful participants notified
  • Wednesday January 18th 2023 – Program begins
  • Wednesday February 22nd 2023 – Final webinar
  • Wednesday March 8th 2023 – Stories due
  • Wednesday March 15th 2023 – Virtual screening

How much time will I need to commit? 

This is a tricky question as it will completely depend on the story you are creating and your current skill level. However, the following is an estimate of how your time will be spent.

Week  Lesson  Task  Time commitment
(excluding webinars)
1 Find Your Story  Story Canvas              approx. 3 hours 
2 Make Your Story Interview questions, shot list, practice footage approx. 3 hours 
3 None  Film your story!  Anywhere from 2 hrs to 1 day, depending on complexity of story and locations
4 Edit Your Story 1 Edit 1: interviews and cutaways  approx. 4-6 hours 
5 Edit Your Story 2  Edit 2: Add music, titles and transitions  approx. 4-6 hours 
6 Share Your Story    Simple outreach strategy  & submit finalised film approx. 4 hrs

When will the webinars be held? 

  • Wednesdays at 1pm (Vancouver, Canada – British Columbia PST UTC-8 hours)
  • Wednesdays at 4pm (New York, USA – New York EST UTC-5 hours)
  • Corresponding UTC (GMT) Wednesdays at 21:00:00

What equipment and software do I need to participate? 


  • Your smartphone, tablet or camera
  • A laptop, smartphone or tablet capable of running one of the software options below.
  • RODE Smartlav approx $80 AUD (optional, but highly recommended – we can discuss in week 1 of the course)


  • Kinemaster (smartphones and tablets)
  • OR Filmora Wondershare (computer/laptop)
  • Note – you don’t need to purchase this ahead of the course. We will discuss in weeks 1-3, to begin using in Week 4.  

How many of my team members can participate? 

We recommend that you nominate two team members to participate in the program. We recommend this to be a combination of core team members, who know your story deeply, but also involving other team members who may be more interested in participating in the “tech” side of things (e.g. filming, and editing). They should also be able to commit the time allocated (see above). You could also consider volunteers, interns or student placements, or others particularly interested in digital media, who might get value out of participating in the course and learning the skills

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Applications close December 16th 2022