Narrator's client solutions draw from a deep pool of talent. We're proud to be at the hub of several simultaneous projects designed to provide mission-driven organizations and their supporters with the best research and most innovative solutions. (And we mean actually innovative, not just "new.")

One such project is the Give channel at Humane Pursuits, where we are bringing together dozens of experts who are passionate about building the institutions, habits, and networks that make people and causes thrive. Most people these days think the world's problems are too big for them, and we think the way to improve their lives AND fund the best organizations is to prove them wrong.

That's the value we seek to give our clients--strong networks of inspired, involved supporters--and it's the heartbeat of the ideas you'll see in our writing below. Enjoy!

Our experts

(A few of them, at least. They wouldn't all fit on the page.)

 Ashley May Editor  Philanthropy  Magazine

Ashley May
Editor
Philanthropy Magazine

 David Jones Managing Partner  Cedarstone

David Jones
Managing Partner
Cedarstone

 Brian Brown Founder and Principal  Narrator

Brian Brown
Founder and Principal
Narrator

 Jessica Stollings, Founder  ReGenerations

Jessica Stollings,
Founder
ReGenerations

 Anne Snyder Character Formation project   Philanthropy Roundtable

Anne Snyder
Character Formation project
Philanthropy Roundtable

 Sara Joy Proppe Founder  The Proximity Project

Sara Joy Proppe
Founder
The Proximity Project

 Christy Janssen, Comms Strategist  Compassion International

Christy Janssen,
Comms Strategist
Compassion International

 Tyler Castle Values and Capitalism project  AEI

Tyler Castle
Values and Capitalism project
AEI

 Zachary Gappa Deputy Comms Director  John Jay Institute

Zachary Gappa
Deputy Comms Director
John Jay Institute

 Jennifer Griffin Architect and Urban Planner  University of Notre Dame

Jennifer Griffin
Architect and Urban Planner
University of Notre Dame

 Joy Clarkson Director of Communications  Humane Pursuits

Joy Clarkson
Director of Communications
Humane Pursuits

 Jacqueline Otto Isaacs Advocacy and Fundraising   American Studies Program

Jacqueline Otto Isaacs
Advocacy and Fundraising
American Studies Program

 

Latest content

 

Research

A small sampling of our research papers and articles.

Finding Tomorrow’s Donors

Narrator white paper, January 2015. Snail mail prospecting is dying (and expensive). Social ad blitzes don’t cut it. Fewer donors are giving less money. How do we build strong, sustainable donor bases?

Why Conservatives Should Be Leading the Charge to Reform Philanthropy

The American Conservative, August 2014. Human-scaled civil society has been abandoned to big foundations and bad ideas.

The Fatal Flaw of American Charity

The Statesman, February 2014. It’s time to reinvent American civil society.

Enlisting the Amateurs

Philanthropy Daily, August 2013. Everything you need to know about how social networks affect your organization’s donations.

Engage New Donors Without Losing Your Base

ReGenerations, 2015. Try these ideas to engage Gen X and Millennials in your cause.

The Rise of Localist Politics

The New Atlantis, August 2011. Why people are ditching the Era of Mass Everything.

 

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