Mara Nissley, Communications and Events Manager for ALS Hope Foundation, won the $100 second prize for Mission Story Slam. on May 22 The event was hosted by PWPVideo at Yards Brewery in Philadelphia. The evening was an opportunity for representatives and supporters from various non-profits and triple bottom line companies to tell their story about "that moment". Participants were not allowed to use notes or props and were restricted to telling their story in 5 minutes or less. The 3 judges then determined the first prize, $250 award and the second prize, $100 award.
Click the video on the left to view Mara's winning story about her grandfather. We are so grateful to have had this opportunity during ALS Awareness Month to share our story. Well done to all the other participants and to the wonderful individuals and organizations making a difference in the Philadelphia area!
In June, Mara was a guest on The Greater Good Project on 1520 WCHE in West Chester to talk about her experience. She was joined by the first prize winner, Karen Singer, the creator of the story slam, Michael Schweisheimer and Greater Good Project host Donna Saul. They had a great conversation about the stories they shared as well as the power of storytelling, especially in the non-profit world.
We encourage everyone, even though it might be hard, to share their experiences. Stories help people connect on a personal level and make it easier to spread awareness and promote support.
You can listen to the full broadcast here.
The next Mission Story Slam will be held on September 28th, 2018 at Yards Brewing Company in Philadelphia. You can purchase tickets here and learn more about Mission Story Slam here.