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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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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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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Colorado Springs Together

This collection of written stories and professional photographs documents the experiences of individuals affected by the Waldo Canyon Fire in and around Colorado Springs, CO. The stories’ presentation is unique, in that each is presented not in type, but in the storyteller’s own handwriting. The stories recount the experience of and aftermath of the fire, and each story includes a photo of the storyteller posed with an object that survived the fire or is reminiscent of it.

Stories URL: http://www.coloradospringstogether.org/gallery/Scott-Hente.cfm
Organization or Project Description: About Colorado Springs Together
First Stories Posted: 2013
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1 in 3

The 1 in 3 campaign takes its name from the statistic that 1 in 3 women will have an abortion during their lifetime. It collects written and video testimonials by women who have had abortions, and describes its rationale as so: “By encouraging women who have had abortions to end their silence, share their stories, and start a new and more personal conversation about abortion in our society, the 1 in 3 Campaign will help create a more enabling cultural environment for the policy and legal work of the abortion rights movement.” The campaign is a project of Advocates for Youth, an organization focused on reproductive and sexual health for young people in the US and globally. The written stories are aggregated into a book.

Stories URL: http://www.1in3campaign.org/en/
Organization or Project Description: About the Project
First Stories Posted: 2014
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I’m a Mormon

The Mormon church produces an annual set of “I’m a Mormon” videos, in which a combination of ordinary and famous Mormons tell the story of their lives and their faith. The videos have a high production value and do a nice job of personalizing a faith that is not universally well understood. The stories can be accessed through both the Mormon video channel and through a Searchable Archive of Mormon Testimonials of Mormon testimonials.

Stories URL: https://www.lds.org/media-library/video/categories/im-a-mormon?lang=eng
Organization or Project Description: Mormon Church Home
First Stories Posted: 2010
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Stories of the Girls

This breast cancer awareness and support campaign by Advocate Health Care group features first-person videos by patients. The videos encourage women to take preventative steps against breast cancer and relay details and wisdom about women’s diagnosis and treatment. The videos are shareable, and are accompanied by a range of other campaign materials, including a hashtag and social media presence, as well as information about prevention and treatment.

Stories URL: http://www.storiesofthegirls.com/videos
Organization or Project Description: Stories of the Girls Campaign Home
First Stories Posted: 2013
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Meet a Scientologist

The Scientology Video Channel features a “Meet a Scientologist” collection of short testimonial videos, sortable by country and occupation. In the aggregate, the videos give a sense of the wide variety of people that are Scientologists.

Stories URL: http://www.scientology.org/videos/category/beliefs-and-practices/dianetics-angie.html#/videos/world-map
Organization or Project Description: Scientology Video Channel Home
First Stories Posted: 2010
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