Are you a…
- Small business owner/employee;
- Community volunteer;
- Nonprofit or service organization employee/volunteer;
- Member of the media or professional storyteller;
- Community institution employee/volunteer (schools, libraries, etc.); or
- Engaged West Virginian of any stripe working to make a difference in your community
…join us to write #NewStoryWV. #NewStoryWV is a collaborative online effort to rewrite the story of West Virginia. The effort is fueled by the people who are working on the ground to make a difference in our state’s communities. Any West Virginian can get started writing #NewStoryWV today.
Ways to get involved
1. Use the hashtag
When you’re posting on social media about the people and projects that are making a difference for the better – big or small – in West Virginia, include the hashtag #NewStoryWV. When you see examples of others who are working to make a difference in their communities, encourage them to post about it on social media and include the hashtag #NewStoryWV.
2. Sign the pact
Show your commitment to change the narrative about West Virginia. Join the group of West Virginian residents and organizations who are signing on to the #NewStoryWV Pact. All pact signers are sent tips on how to get started writing #NewStoryWV; Official Author badges to share on social media; and until 3/31, we’re offering an option to have an audit to check your social media account against best practices.
3. Take the challenge
From June – November of this year, we are challenging West Virginians to create at least one #NewStoryWV post each month around a theme. Sign on to take part and receive a monthly email about the theme plus tips and tricks to use social media to tell your story.
Become a Media Ally (for Members of the Media + professional storytellers)
Host us for a workshop (for Connector Groups)
We are partnering with nonprofits, associations, community foundations, and other connectors around the state who can gather groups for workshops to build skills and share about #NewStoryWV.
Email Emma Pepper with the WV Community Development Hub at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.