In a survey of ten of Story District's clients 100% of respondents were likely to hire Story District again and to recommend Story District to another business. Respondents included Inter-American Development Bank, The Peace Corps, Temple Shalom, Arkansas State Arts Council, Linden Rescources, National Assembly of State Arts Agencies, Humanities Council of Washington, DC, and the NonProfit Roundtable. We have also worked with Chemonics International, Docs in Progress, the Meyer Foundation, the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network, Deloitte & Touche, Meridian Institute, University of Maryland, Georgetown University, Montgomery College, and others.
Below is a sample of programs we've offered to some of our clients and their reviews.
The Inter-American Development Bank
IDB contracted Story District several times to prepare their field staff to tell a story for an internal audience of colleagues within the Bank. The goal of these events was to promote a better understanding of the work of the Bank, encourage a culture of knowledge-sharing, and improve communications and relations among colleagues. The program was structured into two parts – the first two hours were spent teaching the group about narrative structure and helping each person identify story ideas to pursue, and the second two hours were spent in small groups working on each person's story.
Below are two samples of stories that were developed through the process described above and presented at the IDB final event.
The Peace Corps - Casting & coaching customized show w/ community participants
The Peace Corps contracted Story District to develop a customized performance for their 50th Anniversary. Story District staff scouted for and vetted stories and coached each participant one-on-one. The event featured eight prepared stories by Returned Peace Corps Volunteers and an open mic portion. Below are a couple reviews. Since then, the Peace Corps has contracted Story District to lead an on-site, 6-hour Storytelling Boot Camp for twelve staff members.
American University - Customized show with Story District storytellers
Nonprofit NoVA - one-hour presentation for group of 20