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!
(A few of them, at least. They wouldn't all fit on the page.)
Five things the nonprofit sector should borrow from your local microbrewery.
What I discovered when I wore a Star Trek t-shirt around town.
Hello, son. Let me sing to you of our community, its traditions, and its stories.
What happens when your common ground is quite literally gone?
The most frustrating person on your team might be the difference between success and failure.
The only way to fight the ugliness of our world, is to reject the nameless, faceless, placeless fear, and live by named, faced, and placed love.
There’s a crucial element in the formation of character that doesn’t seem to make it into the cool books.
Is the fact that we don’t know leading us to create designer friendships?
Are Americans really generous? And what will that look like tomorrow?
Why the “virtual village” doesn’t exist.
What can happen when you give people an opportunity to bond rather than wishing they would.
What’s wrong in this equation is that we’ve replaced social structures with social services.
Gen X and Gen Y aren't giving to cultural and arts organizations. Here's why, and how to bolster your funding base with these untapped generations.
The difference matters, and charitable organizations should be helping make it.
A small sampling of our research papers and articles.
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?
The American Conservative, August 2014. Human-scaled civil society has been abandoned to big foundations and bad ideas.
The Statesman, February 2014. It’s time to reinvent American civil society.
Philanthropy Daily, August 2013. Everything you need to know about how social networks affect your organization’s donations.
ReGenerations, 2015. Try these ideas to engage Gen X and Millennials in your cause.
The New Atlantis, August 2011. Why people are ditching the Era of Mass Everything.