BY KATELYN CAMPBELL, APC VISTA, THE HUB
What do youth leadership, journalism, community fundraising, and community-based policy have in common? Each of them (and more) will be showcased at New Story!
New Story is a summit where innovators, makers, dreamers, and doers can come together to share ideas and make connections with the goal of building a brighter future for West Virginia. We’ll convene at the State Fairgrounds in Lewisburg May 31 – June 1 for two days jam-packed full of stories worth telling.
In light of the full list of New Story sessions being released today, we wanted to highlight just a few of the many people who will be sharing the story of their work in West Virginia during the event.
Next Generation Problem Solving
Young people from around the state are actively working to address West Virginia’s challenges head-on. In this session, we’ll hear from the young people themselves, as well as the adults who support them in making their good work happen.
The State of the State of WV Journalism
The panel will focus on the current and future state of journalism in West Virginia and how ownership and format (paper, online and audio) affect the delivery of news and features and how people are innovating to meet the challenges of a constantly changing media environment.
How to Run a Successful Crowd-Sourced Fundraising Campaign for your Community Project
In the spring of 2015, Matewan’s West Virginia Mine Wars Museum launched its first crowd-sourced fundraising campaign. In just two months, 344 individuals donated a total $21,210 in the lead up to the museum’s Grand Opening. Not only did this successful fundraising campaign provide general operating support to the Museum, but the overall effort built local, statewide and national interest in the project. Join the organizers of the Mine Wars Museum to learn the ins and outs of running a successful crowd-sourced fundraising campaign for your community project.
Policy of the People: Strategies for Action
How do you take your great idea for a solution to a community problem from a conversation at the dinner table to the next level? It starts with building your team. In this session, The Hub’s policy team and partners will showcase how their community groups and organizations have made real change through bringing people together. Whether you’re already a policy wonk or just getting your start in community action, this session is for you.
The deadline to register for New Story is May 18.