It’s that time of year again where we have you vote for a non-profit to give some of our podcast proceeds to. But first, we have some big news for you all; Rhapsody & I feel like The Story Connective has finally found our niche! For the past year & a half, we have been sharing stories with you from the Social Artistry & Permaculture communities, as well as stories & folktales performed for you by Rhapsody. It was through the Social Artistry community that we discovered Story Bridge, a practice that Rhapsody & I are both passionate about for a myriad of reasons. We got such great feedback from our Story Bridge - Connecting Stories of Change podcast which we used the Story Bridge Method to create, that we feel like it's the main direction we would like to take our podcast. That is, in addition to Rhapsody's storytelling. What do you think? We'd love to hear your feedback. We thank you all so much for allowing us this time to experiment these first 18 months of production to be able to find this niche. We really couldn't have done it without your love, support, & -of course- your donations. :-)

So, if you donate to either at or, you will get to vote on which one of the projects we've told a story about over the past six months that you want to support. Whichever project gets the most votes by our donors will receive a portion of the donation money from this fundraiser. Fund drive & voting ends June 30th, so donate today!

Here are the ballot choices:

Pono Grown Farm Center & Evan Ryan
Our Farm Center builds conscious community through connecting individuals to the land, creating a culture that grows peacefully & harmoniously. Find out more at

The Hearth
The Hearth is a new model of community building based on personal storytelling, reflective listening, & community service. The Hearth develops community gatherings in which people explore, craft, & share stories from what they have lived. Find out more at

Community Performance International & Story Bridge
Story Bridge uses true personal stories & creative expression to engage deep dialogue, enable authentic relationship building, & facilitate individual & community transformation. Find out more at Storybridge.Space

Turtle Lake Refuge & Katrina Blair
Our mission is to celebrate the connection between personal health & wild lands. Find out more at

Common Ground Collective & Terese, Jen, & Nick
The Common Ground Collective is working to facilitate & promote true sustainability through mobile farming, Integrated sustainability consulting, technical services & Education. Our organization focuses on increasing our local food security, economic, & educational opportunities through outreach, job growth, Agricultural Data collection & Management, community building, resource pooling & Distribution Channels. Find out more at

You can support us & participate in voting in the following ways:

1) Become a sustaining supporter for as little as $1 per month at If you choose this option you will be invited into our creative process and our inner community, with special updates, stories, and some special perks. You will also be funding us to continue to do this important work.

2) Support us at to make a one-time donation to the Story Connective. Your donation will be used to purchase audio and video gear that will allow us to produce our stories with better sound and visual quality.

Thank you for your support! After contributing, we will send you a ballot where you can vote on which of the organizations on the ballot list you would like to see a portion of our proceeds go to.

Please donate before June 30th to vote.

And the winner of our Summer '18 Fund Drive is...

We are pleased to announce that Common Ground Collective is the winner of our Summer 2018 Fund Drive! This is a great pick by you folks because it is truly a startup non-profit that needs all the support it can to get off the ground & be a great success. We are stoked to help Common Ground Collective increase local food production in its community while addressing gaps in their local food system. Find out more about their work at Please help us spread their work as well by sharing the podcast with folks you think may have an interest. Also, we love hearing from you. Thank you so much for all your support; we truly appreciate it.

Thank you for helping us tell inspiring stories! With deep gratitude & aloha,

Loxley & Rhapsody