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20NTC Session Proposal

Everything I know about non-profit storytelling I learned from D&D


She’d been on his trail for months.

She’d spent every coin she had to get here. Every scar was a chapter in this journey to seek revenge upon the monster that devastated her village.

The air whistles throughout the icy cavern. She shivers in her armor. She cannot falter now.

Another step. Slow. Silent. She peers around the frozen stalagmite and sees it. Lounging on a pile of glittering treasure: the white dragon.

She steels herself. Takes a deep breath. She draws her bow and takes aim.


From building tension, to creating worlds that feel real, to making space for the hero to shine, we’ll break down how to tell stories that grip hearts and grab attention, whether you’re playing with twenty-sided dice or writing your next fundraising appeal.

After all, you might not be fighting dragons – but poverty, illiteracy, corruption and pollution make for great villains too.

Learning Outcomes

  • Use the elements of good storytelling to write more powerful non-profit stories
  • Implement the tips and tricks from the session to make your existing stories more compelling
  • Explore storytelling from a place of collaboration and co-development

Target Audience

Fundraising staff looking to up their storytelling game

Additional Speakers

Charlotte Field (Good Works)