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Narrative research: Access, methods and pathways to a stronger field

Successful narrative change projects require practitioners to know what strategies work. When to use them. Who their audience is. That takes research and data analysis, message testing and training. It means sharing what we learn with partners both old and new. It also means breaking down silos and pushing the capacity to test, analyze and…

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The state of narrative change research methodology

A recent investigation by partners at Spitfire Strategies explores traditional and emergent research methods used to determine openings and trends in narrative change. We are excited to share recent findings of interviews and exploration into narrative research methodologies.

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Start Making Sense: Narrative Tech convening at Civic Hall, September 2019

Decoding Narrative Technology

Narrative tech: What is it? What do we have? What do we need? And why does it matter? Takeaways from the Start Making Sense convening in September, 2019.

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1 2 3 blocks at Fabrik23 in Berlin

Narrative infrastructure to build a bigger we

Campaigners, funders, strategists and storytellers are all thinking about the systems and tools needed to measure, teach and test narrative change strategies. At Meeting the Populist Moment, a convening co-hosted by Narrative Initiative and Open Society Foundations in Berlin this past June, participants spoke of narrative infrastructure in a time of rising populism. We spoke…

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A Pre-Forum Primer: “Building a Bigger We: Narrative Change in the Digital Age”

“Building a Bigger We: Narrative Change in the Digital Age” (Sep 6, 2019) is a conversation about organizing, technology, and how conversations are shaped today.

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Wir Machen - We Do - taken at Fabrik23 in Berlin

Three lessons for creating powerful collaborative gatherings

Collaborative gatherings can be powerful solutions in a time that demands a bigger, more powerful we. Here are three lessons for your next big event.

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Beyond Neoliberalism: Narrative approach to the Next Economy

Neoliberalism is dying. What narratives can replace it?

Dominant for 40+ years, neoliberalism is dying. “Beyond Neoliberalism: A Narrative Approach” explores the narrative strategies that advance a more equal and just political economy.

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What We Learned in Minnesota

Read the Full Report: Building Narrative Infrastructure in Minnesota, August 2019

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A Big Narrative Change Reading List

A dozen recent essays, insights and reports focused on the intersection of narrative, movement power and culture change.

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Poster used at Meeting the Populist Moment event in Berlin

Narrative Strategy in a Populist Moment

Organizers, storytellers, artists and technologists from North America and Europe gathered for three days to talk about Meeting the Populist Moment. The convening was part of a longer process of exploring how the global rise of populism is rupturing traditional political systems and opportunities for shifting deep narratives on race, the economy, the role of...

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