Stories are timeless representations of our experiences. We tell stories to make people laugh, to encourage friends, or to connect with our children. As humans, research has proven that our brains are wired to pay attention to stories. This is why businesses and organizations in the development sector should leverage the power of storytelling to connect with their audience, build authority, and get ahead of the competition. But the story doesn’t always need to be your own.

Our Creative Team has long recognized that Success Stories or (aka advertisement with purpose) is one of the best tools in the modern marketer’s toolkit. The conclusion is clear in our book — compelling Success Stories are a critical component in developing your brand ambassadors and generating your business - organization sustainability.

To help you get a better picture, here are our top 6 reasons we think you should invest in a well crafted Success Story.

Success Stories Provide Brand Credibility
While so many organizations make the mistake of talking about the benefits of working with their organizations - business by highlighting their activities/services, a success story provides evidence of the effectiveness of your work by focusing on your impact on beneficiaries. Even better, if you include facts and figures in your success story, it can ring truer than marketing brochures because they will read more like factual situations.
Success Stories Increase Engagement Through Stortelling
Stories are a great way to make sure we leave an impression with readers, they help us remember things or plant ideas and emotions in listeners' brains. More importantly, its authentic. Especially in the development sector, success stories can convey the need for urgent action. By investing in a success story, you open the door for your audience to take the first step towards solving complex development challenges.
Success Stories are Unique Sources of Reusable Content
It’s becoming more challenging and more expensive for organizations - businesses working in the development sector to create engaging content that is tailored to their audience, but success stories could be the answer. Success stories are a great source of reusable content that you can leverage on a dedicated page on your website, your home page, or be recycled into video and visual content for your newsletter or social media channels.
Success Stories Demonstrate Return on Investment
For donor agencies, one of their top priorities is to see that their money is going to really make an impact. In some cases, your success can be quantified and document a ROI that presents donors with a compelling case for adopting your solution.
Success Stories Can Visualize Your Work
Not all people process information in the same way. In fact, some donors and implementing partners expect content content to be available to them in the format they prefer and mahny are not prepared to go and seek out information in an ebook if they want to read it in a blog post, for example. Success stories can help explain your work to a wider audience in a way that gets straight to the point by "trimming all the fat".
Share Your Uniqueness and Brand Awareness
Differentiation maximizes the power of a brand. Showing donors and implementing how you’re different is instrumental to your sustainability, that's why its important to stand out. Success stories can separate your brand from the competition. In short, if donors don’t know who you are, they won’t trust you.


Then reach out to us and we can help you jump start your story-telling strategy!
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