Benefits of NSN Membership

Join NSN and become a part of the world’s largest community of storytellers. Below are the fantastic benefits you’ll receive when you join the National Storytelling Network.

If you are a current, active member of NSN and you would like to take advantage of the benefits below, simply click on the Members Only link at the top of any page and login (if you haven’t already). Once logged in you will see a menu on the right side of the screen with links to the different membership benefit areas.

 

Check out these exclusive member benefits!

 

GREENWOOD’S WORLD FOLKLORE AND FOLKLIFE RESOURCE & DATABASE GUIDE

Only available through institutions, such as libraries or schools…AND NSN!

Gain access to the most comprehensive Folklore and Folklife database. The Greenwood’s World Folklore and Folklife Resource & Database Guide provides access to subject matter that permeates the everyday lives of people around the world.  Learn about the rich tradition of holidays, festivals, language, stories, and fairy tales, proverbs, foodways, and folk remedies that define our society and our place within it. Updated every month, World Folklore and Folklife provides an exciting and accessible way to explore this vast and growing treasury of knowledge through printed and visual materials.  Great resource at your fingertips for teachers and workshop presenters!

Subjects include:

  • Celebrations and Rituals
  • Food and Drink
  • Holidays and Festivals
  • Music and Dance
  • Religion and Belief
  • Tales, Myths, and Urban Legends
  • Traditional Arts and Crafts

All content is fully-indexed and cross-searchable, and the user-friendly interface makes searching or browsing quick and effective.

 

DISCOUNT ON STORYTELLING COLLEGE DEGREE PROGRAM (ETSU)

Enroll in the Master of Arts in Professional Communication (PCOM) with Concentration in Storytelling Program at East Tennessee State University at in-state tuition rates, no matter where you live.  More information can be found at NSN/ETSU Storytelling Program.

 

NATIONAL STORYTELLING CONFERENCE

Enjoy training, education and networking with other professional storytellers and enthusiasts through your membership discount to the National Storytelling Conference.

 

FIND A STORYTELLER SPOTLIGHT DIRECTORY

List your skills for potential employers and producers through NSN’s online Find A Storyteller Directory prominently displayed on our website home page that has over 150,000 unique visitors each year. The Directory provides many opportunities to showcase your storytelling talent. Only open to NSN members. Additional fees required.

 

STORYTELLING MAGAZINE

Storytelling Magazine is published four times annually, bringing NSN members news of important events, trends, people, and publications in the international storytelling community. In addition to news, reviews, and a story or two, each issue explores a timely topic through carefully selected articles from leaders in the field.

See a sample Storytelling Magazine
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Advertise in the Storytelling Magazine

More than 2,000 storytellers and story-lovers see your ad in each issue of Storytelling Magazine. Storytelling Magazine is the only publication dedicated to this audience. Get your message in front of professional storytellers, librarians, educators and listeners all over the country. 100% of our readership are potential customers for your festivals, workshops, goods, and services.

Pricing and ad specifications for advertising in Storytelling Magazine

 

SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS

Focus your storytelling skills and advance your interests through one of NSN’s Special Interest Groups, including Healing Story Alliance, Producers and Organizers, Storytelling in Organizations, and Youth, Educators, and Storytellers Alliance! Additional fee required. Click here to learn more about NSN’s Special Interest Groups.

 

DISCUSSION GROUPS

Make a difference by joining one of NSN’s Discussion Groups (Fairy Tale Lobby, Environmental, Interfaith). No additional fee required. Click here to learn more about NSN’s Discussion Groups.

 

MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY

Access our NSN members through our searchable members only directory.

 

MEMBERS ONLY DISCOUNTS AND SPECIAL OFFERS

Storynet Web Ads
NSN members receive a 20% discount on all web ads (no additional discounts apply)

Storytelling Magazine Ads
NSN members receive a 20% discount on all magazine ads (no additional discounts apply)

ETSU Tuition
NSN members receive in-state tuition rates, no matter where they live.

 

SPONSORED MEMBER PROGRAM FISCAL SPONSORSHIP

The NSN Sponsored Member Program enables NSN’s individual and non-501c3 organizational members to apply for funds under its non-profit umbrella and thus makes new sources of funding available to them. NSN fiscal sponsorship complies with IRS regulations for donations by foundations and corporations.

 

MEMBER GRANT PROGRAM

NSN supports a Member Grant Program through which NSN individual and organizational members may apply for funding up to $1,000 to develop new projects that will encourage NSN outreach, promotion and membership.

 

MEMBER OF THE CORPORATION

You become a member of the corporation and can vote on the bylaws of the corporation.

 

ORGANIZATIONAL MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

Any of our Organizational Members, staff or members can receive 10% off NSN individual membership for each individual who wants to become an individual member.

Any of our Organizational Members may register up to three (3) staff of the organization for the National Storytelling Conference at the individual member rate.

Any of our Organizational Members will receive one (1) copy of Storytelling Magazine. Schools and libraries receive two (2) copies of Storytelling Magazine.

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