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25 Years, 25 Stories

In celebration of the organization’s 25th anniversary, the Homeless Prenatal Program created a series of short photo and video testimonials, which feature parents and kids giving first-person testimonies on how the organizations has helped them. The program also has a small set of Success Stories on its website.

Stories URL: http://www.homelessprenatal.org/news/25-years-25-stories
Organization or Project Description: Homeless Prenatal Program Home
First Stories Posted: 2014
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Vital Stories Interactive

Vital Voices describes their mission as to “to identify, invest in and bring visibility to extraordinary women around the world by unleashing their leadership potential to transform lives and accelerate peace and prosperity in their communities.” The organization features many stories of such extraordinary women (see also Vital Voices), and this interactive site encourages visitors to explore individual women’s stories in greater depth. Each ‘featured voice’ includes a video, slideshow of captioned photos, and links to related content.

Stories URL: http://stories.vitalvoices.org
Organization or Project Description: Vital Voices Home
First Stories Posted: 2010
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Living Well with MS

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, on its organizational website, includes both written profiles and short videos about people who are invested in the theme of “living well with MS.” The text stories are short profiles, and are organized into categories, such as “Life With MS,” “Shakers” (advocates’ stories), and Seekers (stories about researchers). The videos are <30 seconds, and feature individuals with MS describing their strategies for living well with the disease.

Stories URL: http://www.nationalmssociety.org/Living-Well-With-MS/Personal-Stories
Organization or Project Description: About the National MS Society
First Stories Posted: 2013
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Patient Voices

Patient Voices aggregates the stories produced by in workshops run UK-based Pilgrim Projects, a consulting organization that works with health care providers and recipients to “use video, audio, still images and music to convey patients’, carers’, practitioners’ and managers’ own stories in a unique way.” The stories are produced using the digital storytelling methodology.

Stories URL: http://www.patientvoices.org.uk/stories.htm
Organization or Project Description: About Patient Voices
First Stories Posted: 2006
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South Side Stories

South Side Stories is a combination community project and research project that, “aims to raise the voices of African American youth ages 13-24 living on the South Side of Chicago, and create an innovative body of social science research and education to better inform community members who work with youth.” The digital stories are produced in workshops attended by participants from a group of partner organizations, and the stories are used as both peer education and organizing tools and as data for research inquiry.

Stories URL: http://southsidestories.org/stories/
Organization or Project Description: About Ci3, the Project's Sponsoring Organization
First Stories Posted: 2013
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Garden Stories

The Chicago Botanic Garden hosts a small collection of approximately 1-minute videos on their website, each of which features a stakeholder at the garden—a volunteer, donor, employee, member, or visitor—speaking about his or her personal connection to the garden.

Stories URL: http://strategicplan.chicagobotanic.org/video
Organization or Project Description: Chicago Botanic Garden Home
First Stories Posted: 2014
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True Stories About Domestic Violence

The Australian Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria hosts a set of written stories organized by different themes: stories from women, women in lesbian relationships, women with disabilities, young people, and men. Many of these written testimonials follow a similar structure, first describing experiences, then “How I coped,” “How the situation changed,” “What helped me,” and “What I would say to others.” The young people’s stories are linked out to a separate campaign, Love: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.

Stories URL: http://www.dvrcv.org.au/stories
Organization or Project Description: Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria Home
First Stories Posted: 2011
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Commuter Profiles

These written profiles are aggregated from Reclaim, the magazine of the nonprofit Transportation Alternatives. In each profile, an ordinary or extraordinary New Yorker who commute by bicycle to work is interviewed about his or her commute and experiences riding a bike. The magazine also publishes “Partner Profiles” of a similar style.

Stories URL: http://www.transalt.org/resources/commuters
Organization or Project Description: Reclaim Magazine Archives/a>
First Stories Posted: 2008
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Interfaith Leaders

The Interfaith Youth Core works to organize interfaith groups and initiatives on American college campuses. Their small collection of Interfaith Leader stories are short testimonial videos in which student leaders speak about their experiences with interfaith work on their college campuses. The videos have a youthful and distinct visual style.

Stories URL: http://www.ifyc.org/student-as-leaders
Organization or Project Description: Interfaith Youth Core Home
First Stories Posted: 2011
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Freedom Stories

This small collection of videos is the product of a novel production approach: young and promising Australian filmmakers were enlisted to create short films that tell stories of young people “coming to terms with their sexuality and gender.” The resulting films have high production value, and are presented on a website that simultaneously presents the story and presents the young filmmaker.

Stories URL: http://au.reachout.com/freedom
Organization or Project Description: Press Release About the Project
First Stories Posted: 2014
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