Often our clients have asked them to help build a storytelling component into their site. We've developed a simple storytelling tool using a suggestion box. The way to activate this is to create a suggestion box page, set it up as you usually would, and then make sure to check the "ask for picture" setting in your suggestion box settings.
The storytelling layout is a "tile" layout where each story shows the user's image as a little block. Put them all together and you get a page full of your supporters images and stories. When you hover on the pictures you get their headline and intro text and you can click through to read more.
Give it a try!
Easter egg: The suggestion box homepage widget is also a tile structure when the "ask for picture" button is checked!