Cart 0

Builds Power


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.

Join us for “Using Pop Culture Stories to Mobilize & Organize”

An Organizing 2.0 Pre-Conference Session

Trump tapped into stories like “Leave it to Beaver” and “The Birth of a Nation” and rode them to victory. Our side has better stories; we just need to be more strategic about using them. Progressive stories like “Coco” or “Black Panther” fill movie screens and the popular fiction the public devours. As organizers we must understand how stories work and learn to use them in our strategy... Find out more here.

What is Story-based Strategy?


Applications for The Advanced Training are open until January 26th!


Trainings & Events


Upcoming Events

Using Pop Culture Stories to Mobilize & Organize

An Organizing 2.0 Pre-Conference Session
February 20th, 2019 • New York, NY

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.