NSN Membership Benefits
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 NSN:
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!
- 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 NETWORK EVENTS
Enjoy training, education, and networking with other storytellers and enthusiasts through your membership discount to NSN events.
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. An additional fee is required.
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 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.
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 An additional fee may be required. Click here to learn more about NSN’s Special Interest 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.
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)
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. (Note: Student and Organizational members are not considered members of the corporation.)
INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS
Individual Membership – $75
Student Voice – $45
STUDENT MEMBERSHIP CONDITIONS & BENEFITS
A student membership can be granted to someone who is in high school grades 9-12 or someone who is currently enrolled, full-time or part-time, in a degree-granting program. Excluded are persons who are enrolled in career-enhancing programs or just taking a course at a school. Must be actively pursuing a post-secondary degree.
Student memberships will have all benefits of regular membership EXCEPT they will not receive a physical copy of Storytelling Magazine. They will be able to access it online by signing into the Members Only area of the website with their email address and password. They will not be considered a member of the corporation.
ORGANIZATIONAL MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS
NSN Organizational members have access to all the benefits listed above plus the organization-directed benefits listed below:
Members or employees of an NSN Organizational member can receive 10% off NSN individual membership for each member or employee who wants to become an individual member.
Organizational members may register up to three (3) employees of the organization for NSN events at the member rate.
Organizational members can receive discounts for advertising its events and activities on the NSN website and in the Storytell Magazine.
ORGANIZATIONAL MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS
Non-Profit Organizational Membership – $100
Open to nonprofit organizations interested in storytelling.
For-Profit Organizational Membership – $125
Open to for-profit organizations interested in storytelling.
ADDITIONAL MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS
Find A Storyteller Directory
List your skills for potential employers and producers through NSN’s online Find A Storyteller Directory prominently located on our website home page, See benefits.
Must be a current NSN member.
Find A Storyteller Directory Listing – $20
Special Interest Groups (SIGs)
A Special Interest Group (SIG) is a formal group created by National Storytelling Network (NSN) members joining together within the structure of NSN for a common purpose, exploring their area of interest in storytelling. SIG members pay additional dues to support SIG activities, such as workshops sessions, publications, mentoring programs, etc. You must be a member of NSN to join a Special Interest Group.
An informal network of storytellers, educators, park rangers, docents, and others who use storytelling in environmental education and advocacy.
Encourages cooperation, networking, and support among storytelling event organizers within NSN and to foster the professional growth of the individual members.
Brings narrative insights onto the contemporary business scene by documenting and promoting the constructive role and widespread importance of storytelling in corporate, non-profit, small business, education, and other settings.
Promotes youth storytelling and encourages educators to use storytelling as an educational tool.
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