Every year I try to provide donors and listeners with a “State of the Union” address for the Open Stories Foundation (the 501c3 non-profit that I lead which houses Mormon Stories Podcast), along with the overall success of Mormon Stories Podcast and the other OSF podcasts (Gift of the Mormon Faith Crisis Podcast, A Thoughtful Faith Podcast, and Mormon Mental Health Podcast).

The topics for today will be:

  • OSF / Mormon Stories Podcast Mission & What we are about
  • Fiduciary stuff, governance
  • Board status
  • Effectiveness/reach of Mormon Stories Podcast
  • OSF Finances
  • OSF Strategy for 2021 and beyond
  • OSF staff changes, including the addition of Carah Burrell to the staff for a trial period
  • Plan for events and community
  • OSF challenges/needs

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  1. Claudia Martin-Vignoles June 4, 2021 at 7:03 pm - Reply

    This was a good podcast. I was never entirely sure that you weren’t an apologist until I saw this. Now that you have explained your mission for public health clearly and I can see that you are helping people in other high control groups, I joined.

  2. Phil June 7, 2021 at 7:14 am - Reply

    For your consideration, the format of “Fresh Air” with Terry Gross, popular long running NPR show from WHYY in Philadelphia.

    Note the programming schedule between:

    Terry Gross
    Dave Davies
    Justin Chang
    Ken Tucker
    Kevin Whitehead
    Maureen Corrigan

  3. Timothy F. Sharp June 15, 2021 at 8:39 pm - Reply

    I love Carah`s contribution to the shows I have watched her on. Her comments, questions, and input to the interviews are always spot on and topical.
    Please continue her contract with Mormon Stories Podcast!
    Thanks John for the concise and transparent goals of the OSF, I sincerely appreciate knowing where Mormon Stories stands.
    I am a relatively new subscriber and I love this podcast as a highly valuable resource.


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