Non-Directed Kidney Donors: Tell Us Your Story
Donor to Donor presents
CrowdSource for Life: Storytellers
What is the selection process? Use the tips and instructions on this page to compose and submit your donation story. We will review all submissions and narrow the field to a semi-finalist group for teleconference interviews. A final group of ten (10) non-directed donors will be selected for Donor to Donor presents CrowdSource for Life: Storytellers.
What is the writing process like? Your audition is your first draft. If you are selected to develop your story for the show, you will work with a professional story editor, producer and director to help you make the most out of your story and performance.
What is the show like? Storytellers will present their approximately 12-minute story in a format much like a TED talk. The show will have a live audience and streaming audience. The entire day will be streamed and recorded for use in Abundant.
When and where is the show? Details are pending on the date and location of Donor to Donor presents CrowdSource for Life: Storytellers. We will not be selecting a semi-finalist group until logistical planning and scheduling for the show is completed. If you are selected, travel, lodging and meals will be provided.
Instructions for Auditioning
There is no charge or no obligation. Please follow these instructions to audition.
1) Write out a summary of your story in your own words.
2) There is no required length or need to write a full 12-minute narrative.
3) Submit your story via email, either in Microsoft Word or in the body of your email. The audition on the button on this page will create the audition email.
4) Include a telephone contact number
Tips for Writing Your Story
Being in Donor to Donor presents: CrowdSource for Life: Storytellers is an opportunity to inspire others to become kidney donors. Speak from your heart about your personal experience with kidney donation.
In storytelling, details are engaging and give the story unique qualities. What did you feel, think, respond to and experience during the process of donation?
Your submission is a first draft, so focus on getting as much content in as possible. If you are selected, we have a specific editing process to help you refine the story to add truthful depth and texture. What we need to see on the first draft is potential, so focus on details and content.
Spellcheck and grammar check. Don’t make us guess about any details.