BDI Storytellers

Your work is changing lives. Your stories prove it!

You see it every day… there’s nothing more powerful than a story of transformation. 

Our Storytellers Program is designed to collect those incredible stories so you can share them with your supporters in your fundraising campaigns. Through regularly scheduled onsite visits, we provide: 

  • Interviews (includes unedited video of interview) 
  • Photography 

Our Storytellers celebrate each guest’s successes – and empathetically engage with them to capture the heart of their recovery journey. 

Best of all: Storytellers is included for all BDI clients at no extra cost.

Storytellers: A Valuable Solution for Busy Nonprofits

The Challenge: Nonprofits often find it challenging to provide the large numbers of photo and story assets needed for fundraising campaigns, both in terms of quality and timeliness. 

The Solution: Storytellers saves your team time and effort by collecting a wide variety of high quality, dynamic assets that build effective campaigns across channels, including: 

  • Direct mail
  • Email marketing
  • Paid digital advertising
  • Branding projects
  • Awareness building campaigns… and more!  

The Benefit: Collecting your assets in advance, with your campaigns in mind, makes Storytellers a key difference in how creative is developed at BDI.

All photo and story content gathered during Storytellers visits is uploaded to the BDI Library portal, which your team can access at any time.


Custom imagery to make your stories shine

No to stock shots. Yes to tailored images. Our professional photographers have shot images for organizations around the globe, working with the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, PBS NewsHour, Habitat for Humanity, Samaritan’s Purse, Goodwill and many Rescue Missions, among others.


Tailored questions to engage hearts & minds

Empathy leads to engagement. Our Storytellers interviewers come ready with a list of tailored questions, carefully designed to draw out a guest’s story without ever sensationalizing or trivializing their experiences.

Just a few examples of our excellent Storytellers photography

Hear What Others Are Saying

“When BDI’s photographer and interviewer came in, they felt like family. They understood the people we care for… That’s so important in a team telling our story.”

Angela Washington, Director, Resource Development | City Rescue Mission

Hear What Others Are Saying

“Working with BDI, you’re not just working with a vendor… you’re working with people of integrity. They understand how to provide an honest, accurate message of what we do.”

Lou Carrico, Executive Director | Winston Salem Rescue Mission

Hear What Others Are Saying

“As they say, ‘a photo is worth a thousand words,’ and BDI’s Storytellers are able to take the shots that speak volumes.”

Eileen Trussell, Development Director | Union Gospel Mission Sacramento

Hear What Others Are Saying

“You are easy to work with and can answer all questions we may have. Professionalism and friendliness are top notch.”

Ryan Johnson, Marketing and Development Director | Fairhaven Rescue Mission

Hear What Others Are Saying

“This has been a great asset to our team! A very tiring few days but amazing content to draw from during the following months.”

Abigail Holtz, Media and Events Specialist | Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities

BDI Storytellers helps nonprofits tell their unique stories… nonprofits just like yours!

More fuel for more impact.

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