8 Organizations to Support this Black History Month

EveryAction

February is Black History Month and while there are countless ways to honor and celebrate black history throughout the year, we’re giving you a place to start by highlighting eight nonprofits that are making major waves in their communities. From ensuring equal access to education to advocating for mental health awareness to creating black history for future generations, all of these organizations inspire us, and we hope they inspire you too. Black History Month

Hone Your Craft: The Art of Nonprofit Storytelling

NonProfit Hub

But even when the stories we love aren’t rooted in fact or based on history, we connect to them on a real, human level. That’s where we, as nonprofit storytellers, need to begin. Jacobwith , founder of Ignited Fundraising , has helped hundreds of nonprofits raise millions of dollars through effective storytelling. Andy Goodman is a nationally recognized author, speaker and consultant, and he, too, is outspoken about the importance of storytelling in the nonprofit sector.

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Keeping the Rich History of Virginia Preserved and Secure

Tech Soup Blog

The museum and library preserves the rich history of the Northern Neck through its collections, exhibits, tours, and educational programs. Celebrating a Region Rich with History. The MBWML's website explains how the collection is a reflection of ever-changing, rich history: "Every item, every aspect, has a story and a connection proving that history is neither static nor carved in stone. Keeping History Protected.

Guest Post by Jasper Visser: Storytelling for Social Cohesion at Story House Belvédère

Museum 2.0

On a beautiful location in a former jazz-era night club, a committed team works on storytelling activities to bring different communities in the city together, and contribute to a happier, more engaged city. The neighborhood is a mix of people and communities by design and has a rich social history. They focused on one of the key events in Rotterdam history: the bombing of the city at the beginning of the Second World War.

New on SSIR: A New Tool for Digital Storytelling

Amy Sample Ward

—– I’m really excited by tools that enable digital or transmedia storytelling. Here are some ideas: Share Community History – Non-organizational community groups and nonprofits that focus on a specific locality can create hyperlocal community engagement through pictures and documentation. Museums, tour groups, and history societies could all make use of Historypin for sharing tours and routes, complete with images and stories.

Mobile Storytelling: An Evolving Story

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As of Febuary 2011 however, they have added a feature that goes a step beyond: streetview history. Curtis Wong of Microsoft Research has a wonderful presentation of Microsoft’s World Wide Telescope project where the tool for presenting the universe around us sets a stage for storytelling by allowing researchers and students alike to create a narrative through the interface. The Whale Hunt: A Storytelling Experiment by Jonathan Harris.

How to Wow: Four Useful Insights on Amazing Digital Storytelling

Tech Soup Blog

The Internet is awash in a flood of digital storytelling tips. Here are four good ideas to incorporate into your own digital storytelling from two digital storytelling gurus: Michael Hoffman is the Founder and CEO of See3 Communications where he is the leading authority in online video for nonprofits. Joe Lambert is the E xecutive Director of the Center for Digital Storytelling. digital storytelling storymakers

Infographic: The Brief History Of Caps Lock

TechImpact

The post Infographic: The Brief History Of Caps Lock appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology. General npTech social media storytelling Ever feel like screaming at someone over email, so you write the email in all caps? Then, think better of it, and write it in a normal tone. When did all caps lock statements, or words within statements, get started? What words and phrases are caps locked the most in tweets? Happy Labor Day! Enjoy this fun infographic!

Storytelling for Success: A Look at Three Crowdfunding Campaigns

Tech Soup Blog

Perhaps it is a combination of a few different storytelling elements. Our Storymakers 2014 challenge kicks off August 26, so to get you inspired, I've compiled some great examples of digital storytelling in crowdfunding campaigns. Interestingly, some of the money from this campaign will go to more digital storytelling efforts: "Public awareness is the keystone of our campaign. Storymakers2014 fundraising crowdfunding digital storytelling causevox

The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

This event continues and builds on the legacy of the COOL National Conference and the Idealist Campus Conference, spanning an incredible 32+ year history. Nonprofit Storytelling Conference. Nonprofit Storytelling Conference. Nonprofit Storytelling Conference / San Diego, CA / $595. The Nonprofit Storytelling Conference is unlike any conference you've ever attended. It's finally here!

8 #GivingTuesday Storytelling Tips for Nonprofits 

Nonprofit Tech for Good

GivingTuesday is the biggest generosity movement in history. Storytelling can play a key role in a #GivingTuesday campaign, so here are eight tips to consider. By spending time thinking of the narrative and how it can develop, it becomes easier to use your storytelling skills to build a connection with your supporters. This is where inspiring storytelling can be useful. Make your storytelling more actionable with our free templates.

Digital storytelling and video buying basics for nonprofits

ASU Lodestar Center

Regardless, you can’t ignore the largest generation in American history and the hours they consume media online. posted by Audra Buras Chief Distribution Officer, IMMINENT Digital. Millennials and post-Millennials, Generation Z, live, eat, and likely even sleep, with their phones. The word Millennial has become so overused that it sounds less like a term for a generation and more like fingernails dragging down a chalkboard.

The Story Tellers Project Helps Nonprofits Document their History and Successes

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The Story Tellers Project will setup a host location and then bring in a truckload of equipment to setup small stations for storytelling (written, audio, and video). The nonprofit also receives a collection of life stories as part of the larger oral history endeavors.

GUIDE: Using Donor Personas to Maximize Your Nonprofit Fundraising

EveryAction

It’s no secret that storytelling in the digital age is essential for nonprofits , but the efficacy of stories depends largely on how clearly and strategically they’re communicated to each unique segment of your audience, also sometimes known as a persona. Also worth considering: your software should provide easily-browsed and highly-sortable donation history for each contact.

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Frogloop Guest Post: 4 Tools to Help Any Nonprofit Tell Stories Online

Amy Sample Ward

For example, when I travel to a new neighborhood or city, I open the app as I walk down the street to explore photos and stories of my exact location across history. And for good reason: I love tools that help make quality content and storytelling something that all of us can create. Be sure to visit TechSoup Global’s digital storytelling section for webinar archives, blog posts, and chat archives!

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NTC Storytellers: Common Bonds as "Women in Tech"

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Erica spoke up to suggest that she--and likely many women--did not realize the long history of women in technology and suggested the documentary "Top Secret Rosies: The Female Computers of World War II," about the women "computers" who created ENIAC in 1946. A knowledge of this history can feed confidence and help direct young women into the field. [As part of the 2011 NTC, a group of attendees are documenting their experiences at the conference on the NTEN Blog.]

Game Friday: Lessons in Environmental Storytelling from an Imagineer

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Two of the articles that most influenced me were written by Don Carson, Disney imagineer turned video game designer, about "environmental storytelling." (You But incorporating good environmental storytelling techniques from the game world doesn't mean you have to put on mouse ears (or a trenchcoat). Did I miss a period in history by skipping a room or did the exhibition just gloss over that decade? Tags: storytelling design game

‘Humans of New York’ Just Won Fundraising | Here’s What We Can Learn from Its Success

Connection Cafe

Nadia Lopez—a woman who has made it her personal mission to show the students of Mott Hall Bridges Academy that, despite their turbulent circumstances and tough histories, they matter. Nonprofit Fundraising crowdfunding fundraising ideas HONY Humans of New York Nonprofit Storytelling Maybe you’ve glimpsed the #1 New York Times best-selling book in a store window somewhere. Maybe you’re one of the 8 million people who follow the page on social media.

How Do You Inspire Visitors to Take Action After They Leave?

Museum 2.0

it uses art, history, artifacts, and storytelling to illuminate a big human story and an urgent social issue. design exhibition Museum of Art and History participatory museum social justiceThis month, we opened a new exhibition at the MAH, Lost Childhoods: Voices of Santa Cruz County Foster Youth and Foster Youth Museum (brief video clip from opening night here ).

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Let's Be Bridge-Builders

Museum 2.0

Rather than operating in a bubble of “art people” or “history people,” we strive to connect ALL people in our county. Homeless adults and history buffs improving a historic cemetery. In our community, we build bridges through art and history. We bring people together in multi-vocal storytelling, listening to each other's tales of where we came from and where we dream to go. Museum of Art and History social bridging

NetCentric Advocacy: The Long Sunday Mass: Organizers and Blogim Stori (Storytelling Blog)

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Main | Pew Press Release on Internet Coverage and Use » May 11, 2007 The Long Sunday Mass: Organizers and Blogim Stori (Storytelling Blog) Here is an interesting thread of insight for organizers who work in "oral cultures" including of us that work in environmental advocacy, worker rights, health, politics and other communities. We have seen the themes of this storytelling blog play out again and again in community meetings across the US.

Book Club Part 7: NMAI and the Challenge of Cultural Storytelling

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Finally, the third issue is about storytelling. Most significantly, the story the museum finally chose to tell was not Jacki's story, which was one of history, not material culture. Tags: storytelling design Book Discussion: Civilizing the Museum usercontent This is the penultimate installment of Museum 2.0's s book club on Elaine Gurian's collection of essays, Civilizing the Museum.

How We Doubled Attendance in a Year: One More Post about How Events Changed Our Attendance

Museum 2.0

But we've just compiled all our attendance data for the past year at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History (our fiscal year ends on June 30), and several people have written to me asking for the numbers behind our turnaround. design new programs with a focus on history. Many of our events in the past year have fallen more heavily on the art side of the ledger, and as a museum of art AND history, we want to make sure we're reflecting the breadth of Santa Cruz culture.

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The Marriage of Art and Technology - NPQ - Nonprofit Quarterly

AFP Blog

The eight inclusive museums include San Francisco’s de Young Museum, Seattle Art Museum, San Diego Museum of Art, Detroit Institute of Arts, San Diego Air and Space Museum, San Diego Museum of Man, San Jose’s Computer History Museum, and the University of South Dakota’s Natural History Museum. The storytelling, history, and objects translate beautifully to a Beam visit,” explained Ch" 'via Blog this

The Nonprofit Fundraising Strategic Plan Guide

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Here's a brief description of the elements to include in your case statement: Mission + History. You may also want to include any notable moments in the nonprofit’s history, changes in mission or vision, strategic partnerships, and other information you consider relevant to the campaign. Don’t forget - despite the structured, sometimes mechanical feel a fundraising plan can have, storytelling does have a place in the planning process.

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Connected Generation: Youth Workers and Social Media

Amy Sample Ward

Digital storytelling means everyone has the power to capture and share stories – how are you empowering your community to write their own history? Our “soundbite society&# may mean that we don’t provide enough time for real storytelling or real listening – how are you helping your community share and listen in meaningful ways? Tags: events presentation cgen10 community storytelling youth

Is it Real? Artwork, Authenticity. and Cognitive Science

Museum 2.0

While many of their examples came from history and natural science, one of my favorite examples is from art. design exhibition research storytelling A farmer says he has had the same ax his whole life--he only changed the handle three times and head two times. Does he have the same ax? This question launches Howard Mansfield''s fascinating book about historic restoration, The Same Ax, Twice.

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RIP: Rob Stuart, Godfather of the NpTech Movement

Beth Kanter

The photo above is of Rob Stuart in 1997 at a meeting in Montana to create a plan at what eventually became NTEN – thoughtfully documented in photos by Gavin Clabaugh and included in the nptech history wiki. storytellingRob Stuart shared my birthday, Jan. But we also shared more than that – the nonprofit technology field. Rob was the godfather.

Online Storytelling & Cause Marketing: An Interview with Jonah Sachs of Free Range Studios

Have Fun - Do Good

Free Range Studios is an advertising and marketing firm that specializes in progressive non-profit and socially responsible businesses, but we are best known for our online storytelling. We do a lot of print design; we started in website design; what we do that people see the most is online storytelling. We've been friends since we were seven, so we already had a very long collaborative history. Meatrix Jonah Sachs marketing cause storytelling

The Creation Museum: Dangerous Storytelling

Museum 2.0

Does the true story about the history of our universe feel true? Scientists aren't the business of storytelling, and for the most part, neither are science educators. Do I want the people "on my side" to become storytellers the way the Answers in Genesis folks are? Bill Bryson's A Short History of Nearly Everything sticks out in my head as a fabulous collection of stories about science--stories that make the facts interesting and resonant with both mind and gut.

Adobe Photoshop Elements 15 vs. Adobe Photoshop CC

Tech Soup Blog

3D, Actions, Adjustments, Brush, Brush Presets, Channels, Character, Character Styles, Clone Source, Color, Histogram, History, Info, Layer Comps, Layers, Libraries, Measurement Log, Navigator, Notes, Paragraph, Paragraph Styles, Paths, Properties, Styles, Swatches, Timeline, Tool Presets. cloudcomputing Cloud Adobe digital storytelling software cloud computing storymakers

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The 2016 - 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

It is our turn to make history. Nonprofit Storytelling Conference. Nonprofit Storytelling Conference. The Nonprofit Storytelling Conference is unlike any conference you've ever attended. As you dive deep into the world of storytelling and connecting with donors, we also want you to have a great time and feel inspired when you leave.

How to Build Trust Through Social Media

NonProfit Hub

As a nonprofit, you can enhance your credibility if you share your history and background with your supporters. Your NGO can use a variety of compelling storytelling methods to share your history with your supporters. It was Booker T.

The 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

This event continues and builds on the legacy of the COOL National Conference and the Idealist Campus Conference, spanning an incredible 32+ year history. Nonprofit Storytelling Conference. Nonprofit Storytelling Conference. Nonprofit Storytelling Conference / Orlando, FL / $695. The Nonprofit Storytelling Conference is unlike any conference you've ever attended. It's finally here!

Adobe Photoshop Elements 13 vs. Adobe Photoshop CC

Tech Soup Blog

3D, Actions, Adjustments, Brush, Brush Presets, Channels, Character, Character Styles, Clone Source, Color, Histogram, History, Info, Layer Comps, Layers, Libraries, Measurement Log, Navigator, Notes, Paragraph, Paragraph Styles, Paths, Properties, Styles, Swatches, Timeline, Tool Presets. cloudcomputing Cloud Adobe digital storytelling software cloud computing storymakersThe right image can make all the difference when you're telling your story.

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Adobe Photoshop Elements 14 vs. Adobe Photoshop CC

Tech Soup Blog

3D, Actions, Adjustments, Brush, Brush Presets, Channels, Character, Character Styles, Clone Source, Color, Histogram, History, Info, Layer Comps, Layers, Libraries, Measurement Log, Navigator, Notes, Paragraph, Paragraph Styles, Paths, Properties, Styles, Swatches, Timeline, Tool Presets. cloudcomputing Cloud Adobe digital storytelling software cloud computing storymakers

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Why don’t we tell more stories in our fundraising messaging?

Connection Cafe

I recently attended the Cause Marketing Forum Conference and was reminded by a fabulous speaker why I love storytelling. I became a huge supporter of storytelling after I read the book, Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die. I’m a huge history fan. Probably because I love a good story and history is just that – HIS Story or HER Story – one great long story of independence, sacrifice and success.

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21 Strategic Lessons for Creating Great Nonprofit Games

Tech Soup Blog

ARIS is used for designing local, geolocative games at Global Kids connected to libraries and schools to talk about the history and issues in their. Transmedia storytelling is shining through projects like Breakthrough: America 2049 , an ARG in Facebook that allows for various types of gameplay.

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Thoughts on 3six5, a Successful Participatory Project

Museum 2.0

The reasons to do so are many, particularly for a history-focused institution. Such a project would connect community members to the institution, promote the idea that history is being made everyday by regular people, and showcase local, contemporary stories. Tags: storytelling Unusual Projects and Influences usercontent

Celebrate International Women’s Day 2021

Forum One

During Women’s History Month, we are excited to celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8, 2021. This year’s theme is #ChooseToChallenge because a challenged world is an alert world.

Generation Rwanda: Two Stories

Beth Kanter

The main exhibition tells the history of Rwanda leading up to the genocide, what happened, and the aftermath. Leadership storytellingAs part of the ACE Leadership Training, we had several site visits to bring some of the real world into our discussions. The group visited the Kigali Genocide Memorial.

2020 Round-up: The Top 5 Lessons for Canadian Nonprofits and Charities

Connection Cafe

Paul Nazareth underscored the both the importance of legacy gifts and the monumental opportunity that fundraisers have in Canada, stating that, “We have the largest amount of Canadians, with the least amount of kids in the history of this country.

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Non-Profit Planning Series — Setting a Chief Initiative

The Storytelling Non-profit

Don't just set a chief initiative that looks good on paper but fails to account for your non-profit's unique circumstances, resources, history, etc. Interested in storytelling planning resources? My book has worksheets and step-by-step guidance to help you create a custom 12-month storytelling plan. The post Non-Profit Planning Series — Setting a Chief Initiative appeared first on The Storytelling Non-Profit.