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A resource library for narrative change

Below is a curated collection of guides, worksheets, webinars and trainings offered as a resource for the field of narrative change practitioners. While Narrative Initiative created some of these resources, others are generated by our partners. If you’re new to the idea of narrative change, check out our where to start section below. This collection is evolving and we will add to it as we are able.

We also regularly share resources via our e-newsletter. View the archive here.

 

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Four Baskets Field Guide For Narrative Change Practice

How do we conduct effective narrative change efforts? The Four Baskets Framework lays out four essential elements of successful narrative strategies.

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Beyond Neoliberalism: A Narrative Approach

Neoliberalism’s narrative power is undeniable. What narrative strategies can support the emergence of a new economic system that centers justice and equity? This report begins to answer that question.

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Building Narrative Infrastructure in Minnesota

A report on Narrative Initiative’s state strategy to support emergent narrative change infrastructure in Minnesota that includes what we learned as well as recommendations for practitioners and funders.

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Where to Start

Toward New Gravity

As a new organization devoted to connecting and supporting the emergent field of narrative change, we interviewed more than 100 thought leaders in the field. This report captures some of what we learned.

Developing Your Organizational Voice Worksheet

The Developing Your Organizational Voice worksheet helps organizations record the voice and values of members, supporters and the communities in which they are rooted.

Who-What-How: Narrative Strategy for Issue Campaigns

Use this worksheet to help ensure that issue campaigns have a strategic, nimble, long-term vision (and a plan to accompany the vision). This helps integrate communications and organizing to support long-term narrative strategies.

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How can we create strong coalitions and local ecosystems to change the narrative? Dave Mann from Grassroots Policy Project offers insights based on his experience with groups in Minnesota over the last 16 years.
How can organizations undertake a member-driven process to craft new narratives? This case study from Grassroots Policy Project looks at the process they led with Land Stewardship Project in Minnesota.
The four baskets framework is designed to help practitioners consider different elements of a successful narrative change effort. This self-assessment can be used to reflect on work you've already got under way or to start planning a new project.
How do we conduct effective narrative change efforts? The Four Baskets Framework lays out four essential elements of successful narrative strategies.
Today's narrative landscape is shaped in large part by conversations happening on social media. This training offers tips for using Twitter and Facebook to effectively move your narrative on social media.
El poder de gobernar permite a lideres o movimientos sostener cambio. ¿Pero que es el poder de gobernar? Este diagrama destaca tres aspectos del poder que organizaciones deberían considerar para diseñar estrategias de construcción de poder.
El currículo de este taller se enfoca en formar poder narrativo, combinando estrategias de narrativa con trabajo de coalición y de campaña, e integrando trabajo organizativo y comunicaciones estratégicas.
This Daylong Training curriculum focuses on building narrative power, weaving narrative strategies into campaign and coalitional work, and integrating organizing and strategic communications.
Esta guía de dos paginas les puede servir para entender mejor como desarrollar e implementar su trabajo de comunicaciones estragica.
Esta guía proporciona un modelo alternativo que nos requiere anclar nuestro trabajo de movilización en nuestras valores y aspiraciones colectivas.

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