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Center for Story-based Strategy (CSS) is a national movement-building organization dedicated to harnessing the power of narrative for social change.

We offer training and strategic support to social justice organizations and alliances to change the story on the issues that matter most.

Changing the Story on Democracy: Reflections from Facing Race

“Voting”, as meme then, is a capsule that holds a ton of underlying assumptions. The story of voting contains ideas about what valid and full participation look like and what exactly constitutes democracy.
Read the whole essay here.

What is Story-based Strategy?


We're Hiring!

CSS is currently looking for the right candidate to join our team as Development Director. Come join our creative and powerful team!


Trainings & Events


Upcoming Events

Introduction to Story-based Strategy

December 10th, 2018 • San Francisco, CA 

Introduction to Story-based Strategy

February 8th, 2019 • Chicago, IL 

The Advanced Training

April 1-5, 2019 • Corbett, Oregon

Tools & Resources




A digital card deck of  regenerative activities for maintaining your sustainability in social justice work.


Have you seen this image before? Could there be more to this story? What other stories could we create?

No Burnout Bingo

Bingo cards to keep your community sustainably involved in movements for collective liberation!

Meet our people, all our people.