GlobalGiving helps you build a brief, customizable questionnaire. There is space to write a short story and ask a few follow-up questions. We help you train volunteers in your community (we call scribes) to go out and gather stories. This kind of monitoring has the side benefit of strengthening community ties. You send us images of the papers and we transcribe the narratives into our global database from which citizens, organizations, innovators, and funders can build an understanding of the root causes of complex social problems. We use stories because narrative gives the citizen the freedom to define the issues that ought to matter most to those trying to help him or her.

By embedding story-centered learning into the daily work of your organization, you can amplify the impact of your projects. Our tools make this easier, and they're totally free!