Story-Led Change: A Photojournalist’s Thoughts on the Power of Storytelling

Connection Cafe

I was lucky enough to sit down with Sean Sheridan , photojournalist, author and speaker who has spent nearly two decades elevating people and brands through storytelling, to learn more about his focus on storytelling through imagery and how his work amplifies the cause-minded organizations he partners with. I got my start in the corporate world doing communications and storytelling, but I began to grow antsy with that work. Incorporating Images for Impactful Storytelling.

Become a Storymaker with NetSquared

Tech Soup Blog

Starting on August 26th NetSquared organizers are holding digital storytelling events as part of the Storymakers campaign. Naples, FL: Digital Storytelling Workshop. Melbourne, Australia: The art of storytelling: how to create content that connects with your audience. Toronto, Canada: Digital Storytelling. Portland, OR: Digital storytelling for fun and nonprofits. Denver, CO: Beyond Facebook and Twitter: Storytelling Through Social Media.


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Our EveryAction Hero: World Central Kitchen


This year, we have activated kitchens to respond to the volcanoes in Hawaii and Guatemala. Tim helped us there, led our kitchen in Hawaii, and even came with us to Guatemala. We actually had a Puerto Rican chef impacted by the hurricane who came with us to Guatemala to cook with us. We did use EveryAction to create a custom page where we could track donations specifically for Guatemala.

NetSquared Events for September: Featuring #Storymakers2014

Tech Soup Blog

TechSoup’s digital storytelling challenge is open between now and September 26, 2014. They are holding digital storytelling events all month! Join our global tweet chat on September 4 for the best examples of nonprofit storytelling. Naples, FL: Digital Storytelling Workshop. Melbourne, Australia: The Art of Storytelling: How to Get Your Story Straight. Toronto, Canada: Digital Storytelling. Portland, OR: Digital Storytelling 101.

Build Your Storymaking Skills with Free Events and Webinars

Tech Soup Blog

We know that good stories power fundraising and marketing, so join one of our events to discover powerful case studies and connect with digital storytelling experts in your community. Looking for inspiration or hands-on help with your digital storytelling? Topics include the latest storytelling tools, fundraising strategies, and a video 101 seminar. Portland, Oregon: Websites as Storytelling Tools: A Case Study. Chicago, Illinois: Digital Storytelling Month Kickoff.

Tell Your Community's Story with NetSquared

Tech Soup Blog

Or if face-to-face is more your style, join your local NetSquared group — NetSquared groups are holding digital storytelling events all month. London, United Kingdom: Digital Storytelling. Guatemala City, Guatemala: Taller de Digital StoryTelling en Guatemala. Guatemala City, Guatemala: Taller de Digital StoryTelling en Guatemala. Guatemala City, Guatemala: Taller de como hacer un "Pitch" para emprendedores.

NetSquared Gets Down to Business This Summer

Tech Soup Blog

This September we’re holding our annual digital storytelling campaign (called Storymakers ) and in October we’ll be partnering with Microsoft on the Safer Internet data security and privacy project. Guatemala City, Guatemala: Apoyo en comercializacion de Amcham a productos tecnologicos. Guatemala City, Guatemala: Apoyo en comercializacion de Amcham a productos tecnologicos. Actually, that headline is a lie. NetSquared is taking it easy this summer!

Supercharge Your Nonprofit Tech Powers with NetSquared

Tech Soup Blog

Burlington, Vermont: Digital Storytelling Fundamentals. Guatemala City, Guatemala: Global Game Jam — Guatemala 2015. Guatemala City, Guatemala: Ferias de Hardware 2015. I bet you made all sorts of grand New Year's resolutions for 2015. If you're like me, then you swore that this year, you're finally going to learn to use technology to make yourself more productive at work.

Telling Your Story: NetSquared #Storymakers2017 Workshops for Nonprofits

Tech Soup Blog

Effective storytelling means nonprofits can reach more people, touch more hearts, and create bigger impact. TechSoup's NetSquared meetups will bring local nonprofits free digital storytelling workshops in more than 40 cities between August and October. Storymakers presents a unique opportunity to participate in storytelling education and capacity-building with a focus on using Adobe Spark to create social media graphics. Kigali, Rwanda: Storytelling Event.

Your Local Tech4Good Club Is Ready to Help

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Seattle, Washington: Storytelling Made Easy for Boards and EDs. Guatemala City, Guatemala: Innovagt Next Extended Event de #google. Guatemala City, Guatemala: GirlsinICT 2017 #Guatemala. Guatemala City, Guatemala: SpaceAppsgt 2017 #bigdata #opendata en #uvg. Every month I bring you a roundup of free technology training events that will help nonprofit staffers like you build their skills.

Find an Awesome Nonprofit Tech Training Near You

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Raleigh, North Carolina: Nonprofit Storytelling: What You Need to Know. Guatemala City, Guatemala. Charla con Scripps Networks Interactive en Guatemala. HourofCode Guatemala via @delvallegt. Guatemala City, Guatemala: #Pechakuchagt #Antigua 5 de Octubre en Impact Hub. October is here, which means we can't ignore the fact that fall has arrived. The weather's getting cooler (except for our friends in Los Angeles!),

Social Media September!

Tech Soup Blog

Attend one of more than 30 NetSquared Local events happening around the world, including social media surgeries in Vancouver and Peterborough, Canada; Guatemala City; and Cambridge and Manchester, United Kingdom. Keep your eyes on our weekly newsletter for fresh content on topics such as visual storytelling, choosing the right social media tools for your org, and getting your whole staff involved in social media.

Member Spotlight: Ashley Messick of Faith in Practice and Blood Centers of the Pacific

Tech Soup Blog

Faith in Practice won an Honorable Mention in the Digital Storytelling Online Challenge for their Flickr story submission. I work full - time with Faith In Practice (FIP), a nonprofit organization out of Houston, Texas that does medical mission work in Guatemala. The mission of FIP is to improve the physical, spiritual, and economic conditions of the poor in Guatemala through short-term surgical, medical, and dental mission trips and health-related educational programs.

Is There a Community of #Tech4Good Activists Waiting for You?

Tech Soup Blog

Las Vegas, Nevada: Online Courses (Storytelling). Guatemala City, Guatemala: Internetgt Carta Magna de Internet en Guatemala. Guatemala City, Guatemala: 7 Days of Genius Guatemala. TechSoup's NetSquared community of Tech4Good meetups is growing! As of January 25, there are 40,000 nonprofit members attending free tech networking events and workshops in 75 cities.

Net2Local November Event Preview

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Guatemala: EgarageTec - Charla con E.Zarakov y su experiencia en Apple en Silicon Valley. Guatemala: EgarageTec - Charla con H.Rivas- Propiedad Intelectual para Startups. Vancouver, Canada: Digital Storytelling Workshop. Guatemala: EgarageTec - Charla con Xik y su experiencia con Métodos ágiles. Tired of sitting in front of your computer all day? It’s time to get face-to-face with your nonprofit tech friends!

Improve Your Fundraising Approach and Skills at NetSquared Meetups

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Guatemala City, Guatemala: Pechakucha Guatemala — Historias Digitales Vol. Kampala, Uganda: Digital Storytelling for Nonprofits Workshop. Fall has arrived, and with it comes fundraising season. More than one-third of charitable giving happens in the last three months of the year , and the emergence of Giving Tuesday (on November 28 this year) makes the year's end even more critical for charities. Feeling overwhelmed?

Spring Is Here! Get Outside and Meet Your NPTech Community

Tech Soup Blog

We know that good stories power fundraising and marketing, so join one of our events to discover powerful case studies and connect with digital storytelling experts in your community. Storytelling is our focus for May, but every month our global network of community organizers host Tech4Good events in more than 50 cities. Columbus, Ohio: Nonprofit IT Forum: Digital Storytelling. Tips and Tools for Powerful Storytelling.

NetSquared Community Events: Get Safer Online

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Seattle, Washington: Storytelling Through Data Visualization. Guatemala City, Guatemala. Guatemala City, Guatemala. It's getting colder out there. winter is coming. Huddle up with your nonprofit technology colleagues at a NetSquared meetup to keep warm and learn about the latest trends in nonprofit technology. TechSoup’s NetSquared groups are helping to keep the scary away with a series of online privacy and security events this October.

Free In-Person Events for Nonprofit Techies

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Atlanta, Georgia: Visual Storytelling: Using Digital Media. New York, New York: Data Storytelling and Data Visualization for Nonprofits. Guatemala City, Guatemala: Feria Tecnologia / Makerdaygt — 4 Grados Norte. NetSquared gathers together nonprofits and activists, tech leaders and funders, and everyone who's interested in using technology for social change. Every month, our meetup leaders host free in-person events in 60 cities.

Nonprofit Technology Meetings In Your Community

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Victoria, Canada: The Art of Transmedia Storytelling: Creating Story Worlds Across Platforms. Guatemala: Visita del Cluster de TICs de Chiapas Mexico. Our San Francisco team shows you how to master storytelling for social good with Burt Herman, co-founder of Storify. Every month NetSquared volunteers hold free or low cost educational events for people and organizations who want to use technology for social good.

Net2Local: Year-End Revelations

Tech Soup Blog

In the coming months Net2Local will also be participating in the Digital Storytelling Challenge and more social media surgeries. Our current crop of Ambassadors are based in Douala (Africa and French-speaking countries), Cambridge (UK and Europe), Wellington (Australia and New Zealand) and Guatemala City (Latin America and Spanish-speaking countries). Net2Local, TechSoup Global’s grassroots #nptech community-building initiative has almost reached the end of 2013.

Building the Tech Capacity of Nonprofits Everywhere with TechSoup's NetSquared Events

Tech Soup Blog

Morrisville, North Carolina: Nonprofit Storytelling: What You Need to Know. Guatemala City, Guatemala: Convivio de #Grafiaetc #Marketplace #Showcase #Techday Guatemala. Every day, American nonprofits, charities, and libraries rely on TechSoup's product donation program for the information they need to make smart decisions about technology. But did you know that our work is global?

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Your #nptech Community Events Calendar for July

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New Orleans, LA: New Media Storytellers: How to get your audience to pay attention. Guatemala: Lanzamiento de Bizpark e Imagine Cup de Microsoft en el #CampusTec. Have you ever thought about hosting nonprofit technology events in your community? You should, because it’s awesome fun. Not only will you be contributing your skills to local nonprofits, but you’ll also be building your reputation and connecting with your tribe.

Using Photography to Change the World: An Interview with Paola Gianturco

Have Fun - Do Good

They were using music, dance, poetry, and storytelling, and they were succeeding. The third book I did was about the indomitable people in Guatemala [ ¡ Viva Colores! ]. "[T]hose of us who take pictures, even for our own personal trips, and share those pictures with friends, because we have that skill, also have an obligation to help people understand each other more completely.