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8 #GivingTuesday Storytelling Tips for Nonprofits 

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Tereza Litsa , Social Media Manager at Lightful , a simple social media management platform for nonprofits. Storytelling can play a key role in a #GivingTuesday campaign, so here are eight tips to consider. Your story does not rely simply on written text to make an impact.

Engaging Millennials for Nonprofit Storytelling

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Every nonprofit wants a piece of the Millennial pie these days—it seems like every organization I’ve talked to has a plan or is trying to create a plan to break into a new demographic of support. But your organization can go a step beyond by empowering Millennials to be the storytellers.

The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 76: Visual Storytelling: A Picture is Worth 60,000 Words

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Storytelling is important in the social good community. Visual images help donors visualize and understand what the organizations they support are doing, and how their contributions make a difference. Topics Discussed in This Episode: Why visual storytelling matters to fundraising.

Top 10 Sources for Free Images

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There are more places than ever to get free images that are entirely OK for you to use for your communications. Here are 10 sources for images you can freely use on your website or other communications channels. Where to Find Free Images. How TechSoup Uses Images.

Storytelling Workouts for Year-End Fundraising

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

With so many EOY campaigns , one of the most powerful ways for donors to connect with your cause is through the power of storytelling. Yes, it’s 2018 and we are still talking about the power and benefits of storytelling. 15 Minute Storytelling Workouts. nonprofit storytelling

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

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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.

How to Choose the Right Image for Your Website

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Oh stock images. Here are a few key considerations to help you choose fantastic images for your site. Are You Treating Your Images as Content? Good, this is important: Photos and other images should never be used just as decoration. Is the Image Relevant?

3 Ways Your Nonprofit Can Use Instagram For Brand Storytelling


With over 20 billion images shared to date, the Instagram community inspires innovative storytelling, from photo editing tips to composition to thematic content. The post 3 Ways Your Nonprofit Can Use Instagram For Brand Storytelling appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology. Since its launch, Instagram has provided over 200 million users, businesses and non-profits with a fun, creative way to share and capture moments in photos.

Building Impact Fundraising Capacity

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The following article originally appeared in The NonProfit Times Live from bbcon newsletter. It is the image and impression that sits in someone’s mind when your organization’s name is mentioned. Speaking during bbcon 2013, Blackbaud’s Conference for Nonprofits in National Harbor, Md.,

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Visual Storytelling for Nonprofits


In a time when photographs circulate around the globe at an unprecedented scale and speed, and revolutions are propelled by viral images, it has become more important than ever for mission-driven organizations to create impactful visual media that can drive action and fuel awareness.

The Scoop on Getty's New Free Images


Did Getty Images, the world''s largest photo service just make its photos free to use? Getty Images says you can use images for free by embedding them on your website or blog as long it''s for non-commercial purposes. What do you think about Getty''s new, free embedded images?

New on SSIR: A New Tool for Digital Storytelling

Amy Sample Ward

—– I’m really excited by tools that enable digital or transmedia storytelling. Promote Campaigns – Pull together information, data, and multimedia power (maps, photos, videos) to create a compelling, interactive campaign story for your nonprofit organization.

Free Digital Storytelling Online Event

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My friends at TechSoup asked me to pass along info about their upcoming digital storytelling event. From September 30 to October 21, TechSoup will host a free Digital Storytelling online event including expert roundtable discussions, nonprofit case studies, online discussions, live chat, and a community challenge with a final screening awards ceremony in the virtual world of Second Life. What do we mean by Digital Storytelling?

4 Ways to Use Your Nonprofit Blog for #GivingTuesday Storytelling

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GivingTuesday is an excellent opportunity to use storytelling to draw in new and existing donors and supporters of your cause, on December 2 and beyond. A one-minute video testimonial or a comic strip showing the potential impact of your campaign could work as well.

Get Help in Telling the Story of Your Nonprofit's Impact

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We know that good stories power fundraising and marketing, so join one of our free events to discover powerful case studies and connect with digital storytelling experts in your community. The world is better when nonprofits can better tell their story.

Digital Storytelling at the Nonprofit Technology Conference 2013

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It's no secret that we are advocates of digital storytelling at TechSoup. This April our 2013 Digital Storytelling Challenge offers resources to sharpen your skills and an opportunity to enter your short video or five-image slide show by April 30 to win awesome prizes!

Using Virtual Reality to Showcase Nonprofit Impact

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Being only a small recurring donor to the Clinton Foundation, I was excited to find myself sitting across the desk of the former president at his New York office and hearing firsthand about the impact of the foundation's work in East Africa. Virtual Reality Is the Future of Storytelling.

How to Wow: Four Useful Insights on Amazing Digital Storytelling

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The Internet is awash in a flood of digital storytelling tips. You know that telling your story is an important way to connect your nonprofit with your constituents and move people to action, but HOW?! Joe Lambert is the E xecutive Director of the Center for Digital Storytelling.

How To: Use Social Media To Boost Nonprofit Fundraising


Image courtesy of Home Business Rotator. The more ways your nonprofit is generating leads when fundraising, the better. Here are 5 tips to help your nonprofit take the next step in its social media fundraising efforts. Visual storytelling.

6 Tips to Improve Your Next Fundraising Campaign Using Digital Storytelling

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Storytelling is the currency of fundraising. In the digital environment of email, social media, and mobile, we can use storytelling in innovative ways to inspire supporters and donors — and raise more money. Tip 2: Use Photos to Create Emotional Impact. Image 1: TechSoup.

Picture This: TechSoup Digital Storytelling Challenge

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Although most people tend to think of videos when they think of digital storytelling, the TechSoup Digital Storytelling Challenge (TSDigs), powered by Lights. Each of the following photos reflects one, or many components, of what makes a powerful image.

Infographic: How Much Are Nonprofits Investing In Social Media?


Social media is a staple of any nonprofit’s content marketing efforts. It’s the easiest way for nonprofits to connect with, and communicate its message to a wide array of demographics instantly. Is your nonprofit spending more time on social media in 2014?

Storytelling in the Digital Age: Lessons from the SOCAP12 Conference

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Nonprofit leaders, impact investors, and philanthropists from all over the world gathered in San Francisco's Fort Mason Center this week for SOCAP12. Heroic Stories Capture Nonprofit Audiences. Learn More About Digital Storytelling. Image: Ginny Mies.

Mobile Storytelling: An Evolving Story


Flipboard is an iPad app that tries to do that, by providing an illusion of priority through a tactful manipulation of layout, font sizes and images. You can select from various past dates when the streetview camera captured the image. Mobile nptech nten storytelling Communications

Your Nonprofit’s Guide To Promoting Events Via Social Media


Image courtesy of Jeff Hurt Blog. Your nonprofit’s next event, big or small, will likely be announced and hyped up using social media. The truth is, there are certain things your nonprofit can do to increase your chances of getting noticed, and getting more people out to your event.

8 Annual Reports We Love

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Annual Reports are a staple of nonprofit life, but are they worth it? One of our favorite parts comes on page 2; using bright graphics and clean lines, they walk through their impact over the past year by the numbers. weave a picture of the year’s impact.

nfp 2.0 » Camera Rwanda: Storytelling using Flickr

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1) myspace (1) nspcc (2) oxfam (2) podcast (1) second life (5) social impact (6) social media (16) social networking (6) storytelling (6) tagging (3) web 2.0 (18) To date, her images have been viewed over 136,000 times. What impact (if any) has Flickr had on you and your work?

Optimize Your Nonprofit’s Content Marketing


Image courtesy of Web Business Agenda. What we do know, is that marketers around the world, in the for profit and nonprofit world alike, are turning to storytelling, content marketing, and social media to engage and connect with target audiences.

3 Steps To Capture Your Website Visitors In Less Than One Second

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Design and Messaging: Images and Content Need to Align. There are a few simple ways to use that area effectively: Choose high quality images. Many nonprofits struggle with collecting quality images due to either financial restrictions or the nature of their mission.

Infographic: How To Measure Social Media ROI


Community engagement, measurement of voice, and referral traffic are just a few of the ways your nonprofit can measure its performance on social media. Image courtesy of MediaBistro.

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112 Nonprofit Blog Posts, Articles, and Stories from 2013 You Can’t Miss.

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And if the collection of resources and highlights below are any indication, a lot has happened in the nonprofit industry over the past 365 days. From #batkid to #GivingTuesday, the Next Generation of American Giving to Content Marketing for Nonprofits , storytelling to social fundraising, retention rates to relationship building, the roundup below covers it all (and everything in between). So what’s a nonprofit to do? Show mission impact?

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Creating An Editorial Calendar For Your Nonprofit


Image courtesy of Leeds Arts Council. Content marketing, and especially the “storytelling” aspect, is incredibly important in the evolving digital world. The post Creating An Editorial Calendar For Your Nonprofit appeared first on Tech Impact Blog.

5 Ways to Use Data Storytelling for Advocacy

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Nonprofits are often wary of creating their own data visualizations, and for valid reasons. More and more nonprofits, journalists, activists, and advocates are making use of Silk's data visualization platform. And data storytelling is at the forefront of such initiatives.

Infographic: Think Mobile First


However, nonprofits and for profit corporations alike are beginning to understand because of big data and better analytics just how their marketing campaigns fit into these platforms. Here are a few statistics to help your nonprofit understand the importance of the mobile platform.

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How Healthy is your Nonprofit Website?

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This may seem like an overwhelming request since I’m sure most nonprofits are up to your ears in planning end-of-year campaigns, which most definitely deserve your attention. If your nonprofit website has not changed, it is time to play catch-up.

Tried-and-True Approach for Year-End Campaign Success

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Of course, you can tell the story of one individual or a group of individuals, but the more important story to convey is your theory of change—what impact will occur as a result of giving. You’ll want to use a variety of copy, images and video. Year-end fundraising season is upon us.

What I Learned About Fundraising from My Career in Recruiting

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When I began working with nonprofits, I realized that there is a very common parallel between recruiting and fundraising: storytelling. Sometime it’s nice to JUST share a story with your donors about the impact their support is fueling at your organization.

The Nonprofit Weekly Roundup: The Perfect Blog Post, A Secret Sauce, and Befriending Donor Data

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The Anatomy of a Perfect Blog Post: The Data on Headlines, Length, Images and More is everything its title promises it will be. And since your nonprofit is (hopefully) maintaining a blog that shares about all the goodness and impact your mission inspires, this is a post you can’t miss.

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4 Facts About How Millennials Use Twitter


Image courtesy of The telegraph. We also understand it provides our nonprofit with an invaluable communication tool that lets us connect with potential donors, volunteers, and constituents across the globe. We all know social media is the preferred means of connecting among millennials.

Designing Nonprofit Experiences

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Designing nonprofit experiences can be quite different from designing retail or commercial experiences. Nonprofits aren’t selling a product or a service; they’re selling a cause and a set of values. I like to compare the nonprofit design world to small town fashion.

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5 Reasons Nonprofits Shouldn't Miss Out On Peer-to-Peer Fundraising


Peer-to-peer fundraising, a form of tiered crowdfunding which turns your supporters into fundraisers for your organization, is a trendy topic in the nonprofit world. Donors give because they care deeply about your mission and are (literally) personally invested in your nonprofit’s success.

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Leveraging Online Tools to Help Tell Your Nonprofit’s Story

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In a word, storytelling , relating a message to supporters that is both engaging and leads them to take action. In short, knowing and understanding the impact they are having makes donors feel the tangible effects they’re making in the world.

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Are You Wasting Your Marketing Budget?|New Ways to Think About Spending in 2016

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Here are some actions to plan for in your 2016 marketing budget that you might not have considered, but definitely should: Show AND tell your impact stories. We live in an increasingly visual, social society where people want to share images and stories to connect with their peers.