Posted by
Sahar Z.

Communications Fellow

Posted Date
Sep 10, 2019
Virtual volunteer opportunity
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Impact statement
This project will save us $2,397 , allowing us to invest more on community organizing and legislative efforts.

Project Details

What We Need
  • A compelling narrative, or set of stories
  • Persuasive copy that can be used in appeals to donors, annual reports, grant applications, and media relations
  • Popular examples: Organization's founding story, a program achievement or milestone, a look back at the past few years, organizational backgrounder, etc.
Additional Details

A story writer is needed to create a compelling story.

What We Have In Place
  • We currently have content in form of audio files for a story through which a write-up can be created. We also have pictures and video testimonial (if, needed). We need assistance with writing, editing and compiling of a written human-interest story.
How This Will Help

It can be an incredible way to create awareness, mobilizing people, raising funds, and so much more. We are trying to change the world one story at a time. We have the "raw material" for powerful impact stories right at our fingertips--stories of perseverance, hope, and new beginnings, yet we need the resources to compile and use them.

Project may require a short interview with the organization.

Project Plan

Prep: Information Gathering
  • Volunteer Manager and Professional discuss the objectives of project and key audiences
  • Volunteer Manager provides Professional with relevant background materials (e.g., annual reports, white papers, brochures, organizational history)
Milestone 1: Storytelling Framework
  • Professional presents and discusses primary story angle(s) to the Volunteer Manager
  • Volunteer Manager facilitates interviews between Professional and individuals willing to share their story (if applicable)
Milestone 2: Document Creation
  • Professional shares draft with Volunteer Manager
  • Volunteer Manager provides Professional with up to two rounds of feedback
Milestone 3: Wrap-Up
  • Professional submits final version
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About The Org

Our Mission

PICO California supports grassroots organizing which enables people of faith to build power to reshape their lives and their communities. We are the largest multi-racial faith-based community-organizing network in the state connecting and leveraging the power of the people to impact broad systemic change. Motivated by various prophetic traditions, we ground our civic action and demands for change in moral and ethical principles. We use a relationship-based organizing model to develop leadership and build capacity for civic engagement in communities throughout California.

What We Do

PICO California's path to building a more just world involves teaching people of faith how to build and exercise their own power to address the root causes of the problems they face, resist racially, socially, and economically unjust policies and laws, and in turn, revitalize and strengthen the life of congregations and communities.

PICO California supports the development and training of clergy to build their capacity, social analysis, and political acumen so they can engage their congregations and peers in promoting racial and social justice. Our engagement with clergy focuses on gun violence, economic disparities, the effects of poor education and lack of effective resourcing, over-criminalization of people of color, affordable housing/displacement, and racism, implicit bias, and other areas of imminent need that they highlight.

Our project is sponsored by: Walter & Elise Haas Fund

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