SALTWATER
sTORIES

A creative and
storytelling agency

Saltwater Stories is a creative and storytelling agency for grassroots nonprofits and unique small businesses. We work with select clients who align with our values of community, equity, and justice to plan and implement critical projects and tell their stories in a digital age.

40+
completed projects
We serve clients across the world and are proud to receive 5-star ratings from all of them
4
continents
Our small but mighty team packs a punch when it comes to providing holistic services to our clients across the world.
possibilities
Our end-to-end custom consulting services means we can bring any dream project to life.
non-profits & impact start-ups
Create, Empower, and scale

At Saltwater Stories, we offer comprehensive solutions to help non-profits, communities, impact start-ups, and governmental agencies plan, implement, and amplify their initiatives, fostering social impact, sustainability, and lasting transformation.

We specialize in:

NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (NRM)
WATER CONSERVATION
RURAL DEVELOPMENT
WOMEN'S LIVELIHOODS
INDIGENOUS TECHNICAL ECOLOGICAL KNOWLEDGE (TEK)
small & unique businesses
everything you need to boost your business

We provide online strategy solutions such as web design, brand identity, and marketing strategy.

We view marketing as an extension of storytelling and provide the strategy and tools to tell your story in a digital age.

our story
Saltwater Stories is an ongoing exercise and exploration into what brings us together.
Sumana Palle
Founder of Saltwater Stories

Sumana Palle has a varied career in tech marketing, brand management, and social development, prior to her current focus in the non-profit sector.

Having graduated with a BBA from the University of Michigan, she worked in the tech industry for 5 years as a brand and project manager at Amazon and Flywheel Digital. She then spent 2 years as a Youth for India Fellow at the State Bank of India's YFI Fellowship program, partnering with Seva Mandir in rural Rajasthan. Her project involved reviving indigenous agriculture, capacity-building for women entrepreneurship, and establishing end-to-end supply chains.

She started Saltwater Stories from her cumulative life experience, as a way to help cool people, brands, and organizations tell their stories online.

Our mission goes beyond simply providing the best services possible: we are committed to fostering the deepest and most authentic form of human connection.

saltwater cleanses wounds
saltwater changes landscapes

salt

salt of the earth
worth one's salt
covenant of the salt
Salt March of Gandhi
salt on our skin after a
salt of the earth worth one's salt covenant of the salt Salt March of Gandhi salt on our skin after a day in the ocean
day in
the
ocean

water

vastness of the ocean
infinite cycle, infinite memory ever-flowing, ever-changing key to all life
vastness of the ocean
infinite cycle, infinite
memory
ever-flowing, ever-changing
key to all life

stories

carriers of culture and tradition
windows to the human soul
universal connectors
unique individual stories, collective human experiences
carriers of culture and tradition
windows to the human soul
universal connectors
unique individual stories, collective human experiences
communities we're a part of
constantly learning and growing

Saltwater Stories LLC is a registered entity in the state of Michigan.

We honor the Anishinaabe land we are based out of. As acts of community, we provide subsidized and pro bono services to those in need. We also donate a portion of our profits toward the conservation of the Great Lakes, threatened ecologies, and marginalized groups around the world.

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