Storytelling

Help Revitalize Milwaukee enhance their annual reports, grant applications, and other marketing materials with compelling narratives about their organization’s mission, activities, and achievements.
Revitalize Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI, USA
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Milwaukee, WI, USA

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Posted January 6th

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What We Need
  • A compelling narrative, or set of stories
  • Persuasive copy that can be used in appeals to donors, annual reports, grant applications, and media relations
  • Popular examples: Organization's founding story, a program achievement or milestone, a look back at the past few years, organizational backgrounder, etc.
  • Note: This project is not intended to support your general content planning or marketing but there are several projects in our Marketing & Communications category which are a good fit!
Additional Details

We are looking for a better and more impactful way to tell our client success stories for social media, fundraising, etc.

What We Have In Place
  • We currently have hundreds of client stories, which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have open communication between our clients to get more details, and the ability to provide any other information you need.
How This Will Help
This project will save us $945 , allowing us to spend more money on providing free home repairs for low-income homeowners

If we can perfect the way we tell our success stories, our stakeholders will better understand the impact they have on our mission and it will help us bring in more stakeholders to support our mission.

Project Plan

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Prep: Information Gathering
  • Volunteer Manager and Professional discuss the objectives of project and key audiences
  • Volunteer Manager provides Professional with relevant background materials (e.g., annual reports, white papers, brochures, organizational history)
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Milestone 1: Storytelling Framework
  • Professional presents and discusses primary story angle(s) to the Volunteer Manager
  • Volunteer Manager facilitates interviews between Professional and individuals willing to share their story (if applicable)
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Milestone 2: Document Creation
  • Professional shares draft with Volunteer Manager
  • Volunteer Manager provides Professional with up to two rounds of feedback
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Milestone 3: Wrap-Up
  • Professional submits final version
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About The Org

Revitalize Milwaukee
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Mitch S.

Advocacy & Education Coordinator

Our Mission

Transform communities by providing free, critical repairs and comprehensive services to low-income veterans, seniors, and people with disabilities. Our impact extends beyond individuals served, to revitalizing and stabilizing vulnerable neighborhoods.
HOME BY HOME, BLOCK BY BLOCK, ENTIRE COMMUNITIES ARE TRANSFORMED.

What We Do

Revitalize Milwaukee is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose goal is to preserve affordable housing and revitalize vulnerable neighborhoods throughout Milwaukee and Waukesha counties. We are the largest provider of free home repairs to eligible homeowners in Southeast Wisconsin and the only one that provides them for free. While we directly impact individuals and families, we also improve economic stability by keeping long-term, existing homeowners in their homes. This stabilizes neighborhoods and the tax base paid to the city.

Over time, health and safety issues develop from the inability to pay for repairs and other necessary services. Without our free services, many Milwaukee residents would suffer serious injuries or even be forced to move out of their homes that they've lived in for over 30 years.

We employ 15-17 City of Milwaukee licensed and insured minority contractors on a daily basis, providing sustainable wages and helping the local economy.

We operate on an annual budget of 1.7 million dollars. Each dollar received is leveraged approximately 4:1, creating a total reinvestment of $18.2 million dollars back into the community. Over 99% of our funding comes from private sources (grants, corporations, and individuals). Currently, government funding is limited to 0.9% of the budget.

Testimonials

Patti's expertise, responsiveness, and interest in the project made her a pleasure to work with. I will be working with her on future projects.
Mitch S.
Mitch S.

Advocacy & Education Coordinator

Storytelling Project

Mitch at Revitalize Milwaukee was easy to work with, very responsive and appreciative of the help! I'd work with them again.
Patti C.
Patti C.

Volunteer